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Trabber is a relatively-new flight search engine which allows you to search airline, general reservation sites like Expedia and Orbitz along with the low-cost carriers like AirTran and RyanAir. The site was founded by Daniel Katime & Óscar Frías and is based in Spain.
The site has a good bit of ajaxy-goodness for superfast page loads. The search loads a bit weird — it looks like it’s completed when it hasn’t. They have a small icon at the top to suggest that the search is still loading but they could do more visually for the user to know the search hasn’t completed.
One of the smart features of Trabber is the system’s ability to recognize nearby airports. If you enter JFK in New York City, it returns results for all three NYC airports. You can refine the search if needed. This can help find better airfares and flight patterns when going to a new city that has multiple airports.
Otherwise, that’s about all Trabber does. For Daniel and Oscar to be able to gain any sort of momentum, Trabber is going to need to add more options — there’s no class options (i.e. First, Business, etc.). Additionally what do they offer over Farecast?
Travel sites offer some of the richest potential online but new ones must offer something innovative to compete in the space.