Let’s be honest with ourselves shopping for flights sucks. It may even suck and blow at the same time but that’s beyond me, I’m no physicist. There was a New York Times article that’s making the rounds on the internet pointing to a new airline fare tracking site at http://www.farecast.com/. Instead of just telling you what the fares are at this moment they are looking at past rates, looking at trends and tries to predict what rates will do in the near future. Another awesome feature is they will allow you to put in a date and it will check for the best price within 30 days of that date to allow people to say “I want to go to D.C. sometime this summer for a week, when will it be cheap to fly?”
Currently they’re only supporting flights out of Boston and Seattle but hopefully they’ll roll out service in SLC soon.
Edit: I just re-read this and realized it sounds like a big spam post… I really just think it sounds like a great idea.