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Tech Minute: Book airfare online, fly for less

Sky-high airfare for the busy holiday season is as much of a tradition as pumpkin pie and a trimmed tree. But with a little advanced planning and clever sleuthing, there are good deals out there. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best new travel Web sites.

By November 7, 2012


Google Earth adds geotagged panorama photos to save you an airfare

Google Earth has added panoramic photos to land you right in the middle of the world's most beautiful locations. We've rounded up some of the most beautiful so far.

20 Images By November 15, 2010


Cheaper airfare: Orbitz, Travelocity drop booking fees

The two travel sites have followed Expedia and Priceline in dropping fees and trying to entice people to fly during a down economy.

By June 1, 2009


Microsoft buys airfare predictor Farecast

The software maker buys the Seattle-based travel search engine, which helps predict which way air fares are headed. It's mum on just how it plans to use the service.

By April 17, 2008


Farecast adds international airfare predictions

Here's how to find the best price on a flight to a location you can't afford to stay at.

By February 8, 2008


Overpay for airfare, then let Yapta find refunds

This browser add-on follows airfare fluctuations so you can get money back if you overpaid for a plane ticket.

By May 22, 2007


Ban on in-flight cell calls may be lifting

The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting a ban on using cell phones inflight to make calls and access mobile data. The ban was originally put in place because of potential interference to wireless networks on the ground. CNET's Sumi Das details the FCC proposal and how it could end up costing passengers more in airfare.

By November 21, 2013


Farecast predicts hotel prices

Webware darling Farecast is adding hotel price analysis to its existing airfare prediction service.

By August 29, 2007


The Queue: Week in review

America's favorite Star Wars stamp; MySpace blocks sex offenders; legally copying HD DVD and Blu-ray discs; the coolest Web 2.0 sites; and easily nabbing an airfare refund.

May 21, 2008


Support UNICEF for chance to appear in next 'Star Wars'

Star Wars: Force for Change is an initiative from Disney, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot to give fans a chance to appear in "Star Wars Episode VII" while raising money for UNICEF Innovation Labs.

By May 21, 2014