We are starting a flight comparison site. The site will crawl ,(at this stage only 5 local airlines are required)various websites, and check availability on each airline, it will fetch price, times, and then present all the information on the front end to customer.
The actual crawler will simulate a human, check various dates, and return that information back to our site (database driven/stored).
What is needed, is to scrape these sites, and parse the results, cache the page and present it to a visitor. Should someone want to book, the session id is maintained, and the customer is redirected to the booking page of the airline.
The actual results (cache) will display age of the cache, a user can refresh and get the latest prices.
I would like the site to be able to arrange results using AJAX on the front end.
If you PM me, I will send some examples of the sites that are currently doing what we require.
The site should be developed in PHP/MYSQL using AJAX.
If you have done similar sites, please show me examples of flight comparison.
This example only will extract flights from 5 airlines, therefore , its not as complex as kayak.
***!!!!**** Please do not send me a generic profile. I want to know if you can do the job in ajax and you can build a meta searcher/scraper/parser site. You should only be PM'ing me for questions and examples of sites that I want. Users who do not follow these instructions will simply be ignored!