Because flight prices fluctuate constantly and the only way to monitor all the ups and downs is with frequent searches, consistently finding the best fares can be time-consuming and difficult.
Some websites do the searching for you. One new and effective option is Yapta.com, whose mission is to conduct all of your searches for you.
Membership is free.
The site will run several price searches per day, and when a flight drops to your specified price, Yapta sends you an e-mail alert.
With even more appeal, Yapta tracks flights you might want to buy and flights you’ve already bought, because occasionally fares drop so low that airline ticket holders are entitled to a cash refund (minus a change fee of $100, give or take). It’s rare but does happen. Yapta also tells members when they’re entitled to a flight voucher from an airline.
Red tape is required for an airline to cough up cash or a voucher, but the only way to recoup anything from an airline is to track fares after you’ve already paid for your flight. In this way, Yapta will certainly be of use.