Farecast 2008 Year in Review and 2009 Predictions

A new year is right around the corner so I shared some of our observations from 2008 and my predictions 2009 for what will be affecting airfare pricing. The three main factors that will lead to a lot of volatility in 2009 that I highlight on the Farecast Blog are consumer demand, oil prices and capacity cuts. Looks like 2009 will be a good year for travelers, particularly through winter and spring.

2008 Year in Review — Part I

2008 Year in Review — Part II — 2009 Predictions

Mike Fridgen, Farecast, Director of Product Management

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8 comments
  1. Anonymous

    Meine persönliche Meinung ist, dass 2009 gar nicht so schlecht werden wird wie immer geredet wird. Man darf einfach nicht den Kopf in den Sand stecken sondern muss für seine Ziele kämpfen. Dann klappt das auch!

  2. Anonymous

    Thank you for your very infomative sites!

  3. Anonymous

    I would definitely have to agree with this post. Also important to note is that the economy being what it is, airlines will need to cut costs to keep consumer cost expectations in line with the supply for tickets.

  4. Anonymous

    I am writing│posting here because of the many blogs, posts and forums discussing Microsoft’s Live.com web site promotion and not getting the cashback promised. I have made several eBay purchases and had a balance waiting in my Live Cashback account that on 12/18/2008 I requested to be deposited to my PayPal account.

    It is 18 days later and no deposit to PayPal and my Live Cashback account still reflects the payment as in process. I emailed Live several times and was told it is being escalated to the Accounting Dept, that I should receive a reply in 72 hours. It has been 7 days since and still no reply. I emailed again, still no reply.

    I followed the rules pertinent to my purchases found on these two links, defaulting to the eBay rules where conflicts arise.

    I am hoping you have either an address or phone number I would be able to use in an effort to reach Microsoft by some means other than a web based email system that seems to be ignored.

  5. Anonymous

    Please send all Cashback inquires to cashbk@microsoft.com

    Thank you,

    Kristin

  6. Anonymous

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    # re: Farecast 2008 Year in Review and 2009 Predictions

    Tuesday, January 06, 2009 6:20 PM by KristinM

    Please send all Cashback inquires to cashbk@microsoft.com

    Thank you,

    Kristin

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    I did, I received an auto reply stating "This e-mail address is not monitored and any e-mail sent to this address will not be read or responded to. If you would like to contact Microsoft Customer Care, please go to https://support.search.live.com."

    Next idea?

  7. Anonymous

    Thank you for your very infomative sites!

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