Nov 11, 2010

TripIt Pro Finds 10% of all Flights Monitored are Eligible for a Refund

Get Money Back when Traveling with TripIt Pro’s Refund Tracker

Flights Booked Early Most Likely to be Refundable; Virgin America, Frontier, and Alaska Airlines Reward Most Refunds


San Francisco, CA – November 11, 2010 – Since launching flight refund tracking in September, TripIt Pro has identified savings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars by alerting travelers to a little-known fact: when airlines drop the fare on a flight ticket you have purchased, travelers are often eligible for refunds. TripIt Pro-detected refunds save the average customer more than $100.

TripIt Pro’s ability to track for flight refunds is a favorite among its suite of premium features focused on giving consumers peace of mind while traveling. Through the refund tracker, TripIt Pro monitors customers’ itineraries for refund-eligible flights and alerts them to potential savings via text or email. Customers simply contact the airline via phone to obtain their credit, equipped with the information TripIt Pro provides.

TripIt Pro has found that the possibility of refunds occurs most frequently with flights booked four or more weeks in advance, making now the perfect time to book winter holiday flights.

“We’re thrilled to alert customers to the refunds they deserve, especially during the money-tight holiday season,” says Gregg Brockway, TripIt president and co-founder. “Our airfare refund monitoring takes the worry out of booking early. With TripIt Pro, there’s no more chaos, no more need to wait to book in hopes of finding a lower fare. When we find that lower fare, we’ll let you know instantly that you’re eligible for reimbursement.”

The top-refunding airlines monitored by TripIt Pro are Virgin America, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier Airlines, each of which has offered refunds in conjunction with over 20% of their flights.

As an extra bonus during this holiday travel season, consumers can try TripIt Pro for FREE for 90 days if they sign up before November 30th.  This is a special promotion brought to travelers courtesy of SpringHill Suites® by Marriott®.

TripIt Pro is the premium service that acts like your personal travel assistant who watches out for time, money, and headache saving opportunities in your travels.  Its suite of features include instant alerts on flight delays, cancellations, or gate changes; consolidation of frequent traveler information; easy sharing of your travel plans; flight refund tracking, and more for just over $4/month. TripIt Pro features are available in its apps for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and on its mobile site:  m.tripit.com. For more information about TripIt Pro, visit http://www.tripit.com/pro.

About TripIt

TripIt®the mobile trip management company, helps people organize and share their travel plans no matter where they book. Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails from over 1,000 sites to plans@tripit.com. TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary that combines all their travel plans plus maps, directions and more. With TripIt, it’s easy to share and collaborate on trips with friends and colleagues using social networks or TripIt Groups. TripIt itineraries can be accessed online, via mobile device using free Android, BlackBerry and iPhone apps, or m.tripit.com. TripIt is an open itinerary platform that works with a growing eco-system of travel and mobile partners. TripIt Pro premium service for frequent travelers automatically monitors travel itineraries, providing mobile alerts, alternate flight options, frequent traveler point tracking and automated trip sharing.  More at www.tripit.com.