The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


Travelocity expands FareWatcher fare-tracking tool

FareWatcher, Travelocity’s popular email-based fare-tracking program, is now available in desktop form. Windows Vista users can download the program, which will send alerts when fares drop on three selected routes. Besides fare updates, the so-called “Vista Gadget” also offers daily flight promotions and booking capabilities.

If you use Vista, and plan to track fares for an upcoming trip, Travelocity’s program is worth downloading, at least at first (you can always uninstall the program if it doesn’t work for you). While I like the idea of price notifications, the promised “daily updates highlighting featured flight promotions” could be more annoying than helpful.

This new desktop tool follows in the footsteps of Southwest’s Ding and Expedia’s Fare Alert.

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From