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Amazing Airfare

Airfares that are 50% off or more texted to you

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Zachary Cohn@zachary_cohn
Henry - Quick answer to all: it depends on the deal! Most tend to be round trips, but some are one-way. Most deals tend to have pretty good availability (for example, in December I booked NYC-Johannesburg for $270 in September. Very far out!) but sometimes you only have a month or two (or sometimes only a week or two!).
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Gillian Morris@gillianim · CEO, Hitlist
I'd be curious to see what this does that @hitlist_app doesn't already do for free.
Matthew Strax-Haber@straxhaber · CEO, Caspini Inc.
@gillianim @hitlist_app It is heavily curated. Quality has gone a bit downhill since it was acquired a few months ago, though.
Simon Hertle@kaizen502
@gillianim @hitlist_app Maybe they will offer an Android app?
Mike Grabham@grabmike · CEO
@kaizen502 @gillianim @hitlist_app Plans for an Android app are not going to happen anytime soon.
Ross@GoLocalApps@golocalapps · GoLocalApps
Dude, you are my new best friend. Seriously. Going to keep this secret from my wife just so I can be the amazing husband that sweeps her off on weekend vacations more often.
Zachary Cohn
Maker
@zachary_cohn
@golocalapps Sounds like a good plan to me. "Hey honey, I just booked us two tickets to South Africa. Spent less than $500! total" That's going to be worth some major brownie points.
Henry Bayuzick@henrybayuzick · UX Designer
This looks great! Are these all one-way flights or will you be sending round-trip prices as well? And how far in advance are the flights usually? Are we talking tomorrow, this weekend, or this month? Awesome product though! Thanks!
Zachary Cohn
Maker
@zachary_cohn
@henrybayuzick Messed up my original reply. Quick answer to all: it depends on the deal! Most tend to be round trips, but some are one-way. Most deals tend to have pretty good availability (for example, in December I booked NYC-Johannesburg for $270 in September. Very far out!) but sometimes you only have a month or two (or sometimes only a week or two!).
Zachary Cohn
Maker
@zachary_cohn
Maker here, paying attention. Let me know if you have any questions! This came out of me booking a few of these crazy deals, and people kept telling me to let them know next time I found one... so here we are!
PaulSolt@paulsolt · iPhone App Expert
@zacharycohn Where have people been able to go?
Zachary Cohn
Maker
@zachary_cohn
@paulsolt The scroller at the top are all real deals I've sent people on. Rio, South Africa, US Virgin Islands, Iceland, Kuala Lumpur, Panama...
Tiffany Zhong@tzhongg · something new! formerly @ProductHunt
@zacharycohn you should make people pay/tip you if you find them something they like, rather than monthly fee.
Zachary Cohn
Maker
@zachary_cohn
@tzhongg A tipping system would be interesting. Hadn't thought of that yet. Thanks!
Taylor Edmiston@kicksopenminds · Software Engineer @ Astronomer
@zacharycohn Are they low fare class tickets, likely to be stand by, etc.? Would be cool to see a sample, even one batch of past flights before I'd hand over my cc.
Tim Jones@timbjones · PM, Growth & Monetization @ PicCollage
This has always been a pain-point for me, however I hesitate @ the monthly fee without knowing the methodology around finding, booking and confirming flights.
Zachary Cohn
Maker
@zachary_cohn
@timbjones Great question! 1) There's about ten sites, and another dozen or so twitter accounts, that I monitor. I'll regularly send people to some of these sites for more info, but my service is so you don't have to monitor them all on a constant basis yourself. 2) When I see a great deal (I'm using 50% off normal prices as my litmus test for now. May adjust that up or down depending on feedback), I send an email out to all the subscribers with the details on how to find it and how to book. 3) I send a text to everyone who opted in to getting a text with a summary of the deal and a reminder to check their email! Does that help answer your question?
Tim Jones@timbjones · PM, Growth & Monetization @ PicCollage
@zacharycohn It does, thank you!