It’s not an airline thing, but many of us who fly a bunch are often looking for a great deal on a hotel. Those of us who use Priceline for those deals have either happily used Betterbidding.com for help with what to bid, or suffered through the rather touchy administrator over at Biddingfortravel.com. Now, there’s a new tool that makes a giant leap forward with how to bid on Priceline:
Check out BiddingTraveler.com – this new site has you city, zone, date and # of stars (as if you’re bidding on Priceline), and it brings back a Priceline-type map with the hotels and what people bid (both winning and losing bids), with differentiation between weekend and mid-week stays. While Betterbidding is great, BiddingTraveler.com really does take it a step further, making it much easier to figure out what you should bid and what you’ll get.
On the other hand, they have also posted this blog entry which basically contains a dissertation about Priceline re-bidding strategies. To each his own.