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Press/Media Inquiries Only: If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about Airfarewatchdog, or to interview George Hobica, the site's founder, president, and spokesperson, please contact Toby Streett, Senior Manager of Communications at toby.streett@smartertravelmedia.com. You can also try Mr. Hobica at george@airfarewatchdog.com or at pr@airfarewatchdog.com and we'll get back to you right away!

Please email us at questions@airfarewatchdog.com if you are having trouble finding a specific fare or have other comments about the site. We only answer airfare questions from subscribers and site visitors via email. And we're usually very quick about it, so give it a try!  Thank you.

And please visit our media gallery, where you can see airfarewatchdog.com founder George Hobica talk about his favorite topic--airfares and air travel.

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Airfarewatchdog in the News

Blogs

George Hobica interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio - Saturday, July 26, 2008

A one hour interview with Kerri Miller, host of Midmorning.

How to do a flexible date search video from WSJ.com - Wednesday, March 11, 2009

 The Wall St. Journal's Matt Phillips interviews AFWD's George Hobica



Wall Street Journal online video

George is interviewed by Matt Phillips of the WSJ.

Fodor's.com - Thursday, October 05, 2006

Named Airfarewatchdog The place for Dirt-Cheap Airfares” (italics theirs)

Outsource Marketing Solutions Blog

George Hobica is my hero!

USA Today Blog

Ben Mutzabaugh writes about the improved Airfarewatchdog website in the USA Today online blog.

Gridskipper

A cool blog with off-the-grid travel tips.

Flight Blog

A blog with news and chat about air travel.

Manhattan User's Guide

A cool site for Manhattanites interviews George about the blog.

The Travel Coach

Gary Humbarger's insider tips travel blog.

Magazines

Entrepreneur Magazine names Airfarewatchdog.com "best site for travel deals"

In their May 2009 issue.

Real Simple magazine recommends Airfarewatchdog.com - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Maybe because we're simple to use?

Airfarewatchdog.com named "best cheap flight finder" in Money Magazine's 2009 "Money 100" - Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Money 100 is an annual list of the "best investments, strategies, products, and people in the  world of money."

PC Magazine - Monday, September 11, 2006

Named of the the Top 99 Undiscovered Web Sites

Money.com

Cited in an article entitled "5 dirty secrets of airfares"--not that we're dirty or anything

Travel + Leisure

Cited as one of the World's Best for 2005.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Included as one of the 25 best travel sites.

Newspapers

The Los Angeles Times

Syndicated writer James Gilden takes us for a spin.

Wall Street Journal

Mentioned as one of the best airfare bargain hunting sites.

The Washington Post

One of the ten top travel sites.

New York Post

It's Just Plane Nuts

New York Times: Itineraries

Travel Blogs

New York Times

The Times' Bob Tedeschi is another big fan. In fact, it was he who encouraged me to revive what I was doing for AOL's Digital City. Thanks, Bob! (registration required)

USA Today: Travel Tips

Travel tips to help you fly by summer snags.

USA Today: Fare Errors

A story on the airlines' "fat finger" fares (typos to you and me).

USA Today

USA Today's Laura Bly has always been a big fan; this was the first major media coverage of our blog.

Radio

National Public Radio Marketplace Money - Saturday, October 24, 2009

 George discusses holiday airfares.

George interviewed on public radio's The Takeaway - Thursday, December 11, 2008

 Today's topic: there are still some last minute airfare bargains for holiday travel, and what to look out for in airline fees.

George interviewed on WCCO Radio Minneapolis - Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The topic: Are frequent flyer miles worth the bother, and other news of note

George Hobica on NPR's All Things Considered - Saturday, July 26, 2008 - Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today's topic: What's behind US Flight Delays

George Hobica interviewed on NPR's Day to Day

Today's topic: airine passenger rights

Frommer's Podcast

Kelly Regan, editorial director of Frommer's Travel Guides, and David Lytle, editor of Frommers.com, bring you an introduction to Airfarewatchdog.com

NPR: Your Money

This is George's third appearance on NPR. He's a popular guy.

George on National Public Radio

Melanie Brand interviews George about how to save money on airfare. You can listen to this four minute segment with Real Player or Windows Media.

NPR Thanksgiving Tips

George's second appearence on National Public Radio where he gives tips for the busiest travel day of the year.

Television

ABC 15 Phoenix interviews George about lost luggage - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Airfarewatchdog named Best Web Site 2007 - Saturday, December 29, 2007

CW Television Network's Kurt Knutsson names us the best Web site of the year, beating out twitter.com and 3 other runners up. See the video.

WABC TV New York

Endorsed by WABC TV's "Tech Guru" and Dean at Columbia University's School of Journalism Sree Sreenivasan

Today Show

We've been mentioned no fewer than six times on the Today Show as one of the best websites for bargain travel.

Weekend Today

Great ways to find travel deals.

Good Morning America

A website for the savvy traveler.

WCPO-TV Cincinnati

Consumer reporter John Matarese mentions us on air.

KSDK-TV NBC in St. Louis

Again Website of the Day.

KSDK-TV NBC in St. Louis

Website of the Day

Web Sites

Recommended on Oprah.com - Saturday, April 18, 2009

"If you use a site like AirfareWatchdog.com, you can plug in your local airport and get a list of good deals. Not only will it open your eyes to locations you wouldn't have otherwise considered, but you'll save some money in the process."
 

Interview on WSJ.com - Saturday, March 07, 2009

 Fees to use airliner lavatories?

Consumeraffairs.com

Watchdog Site Sniffs Out Travel Bargains.

Travellady.com

Veteran Travel Journalist Launches Airfarewatchdog.com, Providing Immediate Access to Little-Known, Sometimes Unadvertised Airfare Bargains.

Fodors.com

They call us the "ultimate source for dirt-cheap fares"--the editor's dad is a fan of the blog and turned her on to it.
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