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Last week, in honor of the NCAA Tournament, I started a 16 “team” tournament so that we could figure out the best travel tool out there.  I took 16 different tools, seeded them from #1-16, and entered them into a tournament.bracket.  Here were the original matchups

Then we had 4 second round games, and the voters have spoken, and we are down to the final four teams

  • #1 Award Wallet defeated #9 SeatGuru, 76% – 24%
  • #2 Autoslash defeated #10 Flight Aware, 67% – 33%
  • #3 Google Flights / ITA Matrix defeated #6 Rome2Rio, 89% – 11%
  • #12 Expert Flyer LOST to #13 The Flight Deal, 73% to 27%

That leaves us the following bracket


We’re left with a pretty “chalk” bracket, with the top 3 seeds all making it to the final 4.

Here is our schedule for this upcoming week, where we will finally crown the “Top travel hacking tool!”

  • Thursday, March 31st – #2 Autoslash vs. #3 Google Flights / ITA Matrix
  • Friday, April 1st – #1 Award Wallet vs. #13 The Flight Deal
  • Sunday, April 3rd – Championship game!

We’ll close the games on Tuesday morning and call it a year – Thanks for playing!


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