FareCatcher
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fc_splash.jpg (10281 bytes)FareCatcher, by Spitting-Image Software, utilizes web based travel services like Orbitz to periodically go online and obtain the lowest fare prices for specific trips that you define.

With traditional fare notification services, you receive email periodically (and unpredictably) about lowest fares for your favorite destinations.  Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that the fare described will be applicable to the times that you plan to travel.  What good is notification about a super low fare next week when you need to travel two months from now?  With FareCatcher you can state specifically when and where you want to travel.  Then retrieve the fares and travel options just for those days.  Also, with FareCatcher you can retrieve these fares automatically and daily so that you never miss a great (but short lived) fare.

Here are some completely unsolicited comments about FareCatcher:

"Your software is easy to use and very practical. What an improvement over other fare-search tools!" - Mark G., Flagstaff, AZ

Check out these screen shots of FareCatcher.

Features

Note that FareCatcher may not work for you if you use a proxy server.

FareCatcher 1.2:

  • runs as an icon in your system tray (where the current time appears on your task bar),
  • define an unlimited number of trips that you'd like to take -- including a range of dates during which you'd be willing to travel,
  • automatically goes online to retrieve the latest fare information for the range of travel dates and destinations that you define,
  • allows you to limit the display of travel options to certain departure and arrival times as well as the number of legs,
  • alerts you with a pop-up window when the lowest fare associated with one of your trips has a fare that falls below a threshold price that you've set in advance,
  • presents you with a graphical display of the price history for each of your trips,
  • allows you to define price thresholds for each of your trips based on an absolute dollar amount or a drop of some % from the average value (or simply be notified when ever the lowest fare price increases or decreases)

Targeted Charity

If you like this software and choose to make it part of your regular travel routine, you are expected to make a donation to:

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Ave, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814-3015

Tel: (800)-3AUTISM x 150
Fax: (301)-657-0869

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.

Suggested Donation

The suggested donation is $35. More if you can afford it, less if you can't, but you should make some amount of donation.

System Requirements

Internet Access FareCatcher requires direct access to the internet - it will not work with a dial-up networking connection and may not work via a proxy server.
Operating System

MS Windows XP - Service Pack 2, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Disk Space 18 MB
Administrator You must have administrative privileges for the PC where you install FareCatcher.

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