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FareFirst Airfare Extension

January 19th, 2007 at 4:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointLink

In February, I'll be taking a little bit of a needed rest (Haven't taken a vacation in five years). I've been looking around for some deals on airfare. So I thought why not find a Firefox extension that can help me out with my travel arrangements.

I heard about FareCompare and researched their site. I love the way they organized their web site. It provides a lot of options, but didn't say anything about an extension for IE or Firefox. So I went back to Mozilla, searched, and found FareFirst.

FareFirst Screenshot

I installed the FareFirst extension and started looking for it immediately. It installs on your status bar (man, you should see my status bar) and is disguised as an FC icon. Right-click on the icon to define your departure and arrival locations. The feature I liked the most was the lookup for your departure and arrival location. At first, I thought it was using AJAX, but it was prebuilt into the extension.

A nice feature is the you can even set an alarm to go off when a certain airfare goes below a dollar amount.

Even though there isn't much to the extension, it does an exceptional job communicating to their server. FareFirst's interface is a nice and compact package, meaning everything is in visually in order, very intuitive, and not intrusive at all.

The extension is a great complement to an already great web site and receives a rating of 5.