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Over the past few weeks, I have been running a Travel Hacking March Mayhem. We started off with 16 top tools (see Top 10 miles and points tools and the honorable mentions!). Two weeks ago we had the 8 first round games
- Thursday March 17th – #1 Award Wallet vs. #16 Boingo Wifi and #6 Rome2Rio vs. #11 Check My Trip
- Friday March 18th – #8 FlyerMiler vs. #9 Seatguru and #2 Autoslash vs. #15 Osmand
- Saturday March 19th – #3 Google Flights / ITA Matrix vs. #14 Cashback Monitor and #5 Award Mapper vs. #12 Expert Flyer
- Sunday March 20th – #7 Hotel Hustle vs. #10 Flight Aware and #4 Airline Route Mapper vs. #13 The Flight Deal
and then the 2nd round games
- Thursday, March 24th – #12 Expert Flyer vs. #13 The Flight Deal
- Friday, March 25th – #3 Google Flights / ITA Matrix vs. #6 Rome2Rio
- Saturday, March 26th – #1 Award Wallet vs. #9 Seatguru
- Sunday, March 27th – #2 Autoslash vs. #10 Flight Aware
Then the semifinals
- Thursday, March 31st – #2 Autoslash vs. #3 Google Flights / ITA Matrix
- Friday, April 1st – #1 Award Wallet vs. #13 The Flight Deal
Leaving us with a “chalk” final of #1 Award Wallet vs. #2 Autoslash
The championship game
While our championship didn’t have QUITE the drama of the recent NCAA Men’s Basketball final game, we did have a bit of drama. #2 Autoslash came out with an early lead in the votes, and even tried to get the votes out on social media!
— AutoSlash (@autoslash) April 3, 2016
#1 seed Award Wallet had been a runaway winner in all 3 of its previous games, and this one was no exception. Despite falling behind in the votes early, Award Wallet came back with a 69% – 31% win to win the title of Top Travel Hacking tool!
Congratulations to Award Wallet!