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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
- 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
The voters have spoken, and here are the 8 winners:
- #1 Award Wallet defeated #16 Boingo Wifi, 83% – 17%
- #2 Autoslash defeated #15 Osmand, 72% to 28%
- #3 Google Flights / ITA Matrix defeated #14 Cashback Monitor, 87% – 13%
- #4 Airline Route Mapper LOST to #13 The Flight Deal, 74% to 26%
- #5 Award Mapper LOST to #12 Expert Flyer, 53% to 47%
- #6 Rome2Rio defated #11 Check My Trip, 63% to 37%
- #7 Hotel Hustle LOST to #10 Flight Aware, 52% to 48% (by ONE vote!)
- #8 Flyermiler LOST to #9 Seatguru, 77% to 23%
That leaves us the following bracket
While it was all “chalk” at the top of the bracket, with the top 3 seeds winning by huge margins, there were a few upsets among the lower seeds, and of COURSE we had a 5-12 upset! 🙂 Of the 8 contests, we had 4 favorites win and 4 underdogs win, though the 5-12 and 7-10 matchups were extremely close, with #10 Flight Aware beating out #7 Hotel Hustle by ONE vote! (We’ll call that a last second buzzer beater!). Here is our schedule for this upcoming week, where we will do the next 4 matchups and get down to the final 4 teams.
- 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
Thanks for playing!
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