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The Travelers is a weekly show about the inward journey of travel. Episodes explore themes such as curiosity, creativity, career, possibility, clarity, awe, wonder, space, and time. Nathaniel Boyle is an explorer of travel, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of Holocene, a community for creative people seeking to use travel to change or reclaim their life. Whether you're heading out or struggling to find your place in the world, this is a show about all of us, the Travelers. Stay curious.
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Jan 21, 2015

When you're buying a flight, do you ever feel that twinge of stress when you're about to click the "purchase now" button? How do you know the price won't just drop tomorrow? Or maybe you found a great price but you're worried the price will jump before you have a chance to run it by your travel companions? The airline's definitely not giving you any assurances. It's too bad you can't use a crystal ball while buying airfare.
Or can you?
Alexander Mans is the CEO and founder of Flyr, a new website that predicts for you whether or not a the price of a flight might go up or down, to help you feel more confident about knowing whether or not to do what just about every guest on this show says: Buy that ticket!
Alexander was born in the Netherlands and has been a computer programmer from childhood. So when the time came for him to move overseas to San Francisco to try his hand in the startup world, it felt like a natural step.
Three years ago he started on Flyr and today it’s live and ready for you to use. I’ve been a fan of this tool all throughout its beta, so I asked Alexander to come on the show and discuss his background, travel, and how Flyr can alleviate the stress of purchasing airfare.

Explore further:

Flyr, forecast your airfare before you book.

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Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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