Written on September 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm, by Will Aldrich
Alright, it’s time to kick out the jams. We’ve just added some powerful new benefits to TripIt Pro and the world needs to know. (In the interest of full disclosure, I’m feeling a little feisty after repeated views of the video embedded below, especially the 4 second segment from 1:25-1:29.)
The big news is that TripIt Pro now alerts you if the price you paid for an airline ticket drops enough that you could get a refund or a credit. Refund tracking works for most domestic flights in the US. After a few weeks in beta, we’ve seen about 1 in 15 eligible air reservations get a refund alert. People have been reporting credits ranging from $10 to $600 or more, net of airline change fees. Here’s what one person had to say:
“I’ve had TripIt Pro for about two days. The fare-monitoring feature has already earned me a total of $340 in a refund that I never would have sought without the TripIt notification. At the current annual cost of TripIt Pro, I’ve paid for almost seven years of service. Not bad, huh?”
Gary H., Minneapolis, MN
Not bad at all.
In addition to refund tracking, TripIt Pro subscribers now enjoy two additional exclusive benefits:
- Complimentary one-year Hertz #1 Club Gold membership (value $60)
#1 Club Gold lets busy travelers take advantage of greater speed and expedited service when renting a car from Hertz at over 1,100 locations. Hertz is also providing special members-only discounted rates to TripIt Pro members.
- Complimentary one-year Regus Businessworld Gold membership (value $600)
Membership provides access to over 1,100 business lounges in 500 cities worldwide, featuring office space, free wifi, and support services to stay productive while on the road.
Last but not least, we’re thrilled to announce that all of the benefits of TripIt Pro (refund tracking, flight alerts, alternate flights, point tracking, inner circle, Hertz #1 Club Gold, and Regus Businessworld Gold) are now more affordable than ever at a new, lower price of $49 per year. Even more than ever, TripIt Pro pays for itself.
Don’t take my word for it, See for yourself! Start your 30 day free trial at http://tripit.com/pro.