Airfare search comes to Google Maps

FareCompare released the latest in Web 2.0 mashups powering international airfare search via the Google Maps platform. The new site automatically detects your origin airport and provides the best fares for 10 regions of the world.

Search fares by a specific destination or scan a region of the world via Google Maps to find the very best deal.

FareCompare also introduced a new search path making it easier to find the best fare and match it with travel dates. Now you can check whether seats are available and link seamlessly to the carrier’s site to continue your shopping.

“With our new design, we’ve really tried to incorporate all of the feedback we’ve received over the last few months,” commented Rick Seaney, CEO. “We’ve adopted a Web 2.0 look-and-feel and restructured the search path to make it as intuitive as possible.”

In addition to RSS and email subscriptions for airfare alerts, the new site also supports a Google Earth fare display. Now you can literally fly around the world in your search for the best fares.

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You can also see how today’s fare compares with historical pricing. All US and Canadian fares include a four star rating matching the current fare against a 24 month historical average.
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