Lock In Cheap Airfare

Our favorite airfare search site has just unveiled an exciting new service called Fare Guard.

One of Farecast’s features is predicting whether airfare will rise or fall within a certain time span. Now, with Fare Guard, Farecast will lock in the low fares for you.

“Fare Guard allows customers to protect the lowest fare for one week without buying a ticket (when we predict prices are going down). Essentially this product puts our money behind our predictions,” David Shim, a Farecast spokesman, tells us.

Having a fare locked costs $1 during the test period and will go up to $9.95 after the full rollout.

Try it out at Farecast (Small registration required). — BEN POPKEN