One of the problems with travel bidding sites such as Priceline and Hotwire is that you’re betting blind. The house has all the stats, has already determined what they’re going to pay and it’s up to you to guess what might work.
The balance can be tipped in your favor by taking a trip to biddingfortravel.com. It’s a free online community where people post their winning travel bids so you can be more informed at travel auction.
However, the site seems to be more useful for finding cheap hotel and car rentals as the activity in the airline area seems to have died down as of late.