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so *that's* what happened to Airhitch
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The old Airhitch system came to mind today. I haven’t thought of it in several years probably. The website is gone. I don’t see Air-hitch online anymore either. I googled it and found this.

http://www.boston.co…

I had many heated exchanges with Mr. Segalbaum right here on the Eurotrip forums back in the olden days. (like late ’90s). His contrarian style (perhaps contrarian is too kind?) did not win me over. Airhitch was an idea that had long expired it’s useful shelf life. Mr. Segalbaum’s representation of it did not garner him many fans.

I thought maybe Flightfox would replace Airhitch as the go-to method for the cheapest transatlantic flights. However, Flightfox is currently struggling.

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I remember those arguments. What fun! Not sure what is going to replace airhitch, but finding unpublished cheap flights seems more elusive than ever. Don, you need to write an ebook!

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mim wrote:
Don, you need to write an ebook!
[blush]

I definitely met my match(es) on Flightfox. I made good “hobby-money” there, but there were at least a couple dozen folks who were better. I’d usually win transatlantic and one-ways, but had to compete hard on every contest. Sadly, I think they added too many staff too quickly, and they were blowing through startup money. They recently (like 2 weeks ago) cut out nearly all “experts” and say they’re matching customers up with just 1 expert to work with them on their trip. Not a bad idea, but that loses the competition for price, service, and clever insights from their original “crowdsourced flights” idea. Don’t get me wrong—if they ask me back, I’ll gladly go—and I’ll still recommend them unless I hear their financial situation has become dire. If you just want a Kayak result, then don’t use Flightfox. If you have a complex, or even one-way, itin and want some creative solutions—especially for upgrading—then FF could be a good option.

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Thanks for sharing this, Don. I don’t remember your exchanges with Segalbaum, but I certainly remember Airhitch.

Too bad about Flightfox. I hope they make it.