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Airfarewatchdog in the News
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.
A cool blog with off-the-grid travel tips.
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.
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
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.
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
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's Laura Bly has always been a big fan; this was the first major media coverage of our blog.
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
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.
NPR Thanksgiving Tips
George's second appearence on National Public Radio where he gives tips for the busiest travel day of the year.
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.
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
We've been mentioned no fewer than six times on the Today Show as one of the best websites for bargain travel.
Great ways to find travel deals.
Good Morning America
A website for the savvy traveler.
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
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?
Watchdog Site Sniffs Out Travel Bargains.
Veteran Travel Journalist Launches Airfarewatchdog.com, Providing Immediate Access to Little-Known, Sometimes Unadvertised Airfare Bargains.
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.
See Low Fares Our Dealhounds Have Found