Technology is ushering in all types of futuristic tools that are enabling businesses and consumers to improve their experiences and performances. One of the most popular concepts that is still building momentum is Artificial Intelligence. AI is advancing by leaps and bounds. What once appeared to be a novel idea has become a cutting-edge concept that is literally changing the way that people do business. I am sure you remember the AI software that was launched online to help individuals dispute parking tickets called DoNotPay. Well, the program developed Stanford University student, Joshua Browder, has recently expanded its service capacity to provide detailed price protection for hotel accommodations and air travel.
On March 6, 2018, Browder launched the latest online tools for DoNotPay, and just like the parking services, the new tools are completely free, and they can be accessed online by the public. If you travel with any regularity, you are aware of the fact that airfares constantly change, and even if you have the lowest possible price today, that could change in a matter of minutes. What DoNotPay does is automatically rebook and refund customers any time that their flight reservations reach a lower price than what they were.
The AI program employed by DoNotPay regularly checks the database of all United States-based airlines to identify any reduction in rates with all bookings in its database. When the system locates a lower rate, it automatically books to trip at the new rate and refunds the customer the difference. Once a person registers on the free site, the AI bot will begin looking for the lowest rate available, and it does this more than 17,000 times each day. Obviously, this is something that an individual cannot possibly do on their own, so this is beyond a mechanism of convenience. On average, routes can change prices as often as every six seconds, which is why the AI bot at DoNotPay checks every five seconds.
If the aforementioned facts were the gist of it all, this would still be an exceptional service for you to have at your disposal, but there is more. Once the bot has identified a lower rate than what is currently booked, it scans the terms of the reservation to find the legal loophole that will allow for the reservation to be rebooked at the lower price. When the reservation is rebooked, the airline will refund the difference directly to the account you charged the initial reservation to.
This process of rebooking will continue until you board your flight and the flight has departed the origin airport. This up to the last minute process ensures that you will pay the absolute lowest possible price for the trip you are taking. It is estimated that the average traveler can save as much as $450 per year using the AI bot at DoNotPay.
In the same way that the AI bot saves money or airline reservations, it also saves travelers money on hotel reservations using a similar process. What the AI bot does better than anything is help the average person avoid be overwhelmed by the verbose tendencies of most reservation terms and conditions contracts to ensure that the interest of the consumer is protected. Let’s be honest, the average person does not even read the entire terms and conditions when booking an airline or hotel reservation. Even those who do read the terms and condition in their entirety rarely understand what they have read. The DoNotPay online service makes sure that you get the most out of your booking experience. When airline reservations and hotel reservations are considered together, it is estimated that the average traveler can save as much as $1,000 by using this unique tool.
The best part of this service is the fact that once you are registered, and your current reservation has been identified, you don’t have to do anything. The bot does all of the work, and it does it automatically. Artificial intelligence automates the entire process, and it is this automation that allows Browder to offer the service at no cost. It is not clear how long the service will continue to be offered at no cost, but even at a nominal fee, the service has the value to justify paying for it, especially if you travel on a regular basis.