Travel Website of the Week: ExpertFlyer

ExpertFlyerIf you’re the type of traveler that likes to stay informed, we have the website for you. But, let’s be frank, ExpertFlyer.com is not for the occasional flier. Instead, it’s for the traveler that wants to track upgrade and award seat space otherwise not publicly available without calling the airline, monitor flight loads, and learn more about flight delay and operational statistics. Or, shall we say, an informed flight geek!

The multifunctional ability of the site, which costs $99 per year, is expansive. You can pay monthly ($4.99 for basic service or $9.99 for unlimited Premium service) or use some of the site’s free features to try it out.

An especially unique feature is the seat alert function for those that prefer certain seats on a plane. Enter your preferred seat (bulkhead, exit row, window) and an alert will let you know when that seat becomes available to reserve. Other features include airline timetables, real-time seat maps, visa requirements, and detailed fare information and rules.

For those interested in even deeper knowledge about a flight, ExpertFlyer goes into the exact details of a delay, the number of seats within a specific fare class, and the chance to monitor overall flight loads (helpful if you want to change to a different flight or volunteer a seat on oversold flights).

It should be noted that not all airlines’ data is accessible on ExpertFlyer. Just take a peek at the site’s participating airlines before signing up to make sure the site works for you.

Ramsey Qubein

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Travel Website of the Week: ExpertFlyer
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About the Author

Ramsey Qubein
Ramsey Qubein is a freelance travel journalist covering the hotel, cruise, and airline industry from every corner of the globe. His primary areas of focus include the world of business travel, credit cards, and loyalty programs.His work has appeared in numerous consumer and industry publications including Travel+Leisure, Readers Digest, BBC Worldwide, USA Today, Frommers.com, Fodors.com, Islands, Business Traveler, Fortune, Airways, Travel Age West, MSN.com, Bustle.com, and AAA magazines. Ramsey is also a regular columnist for AFAR magazine. Ramsey is highly recognized as an expert in travel loyalty programs, business travel, and the luxury travel segment. He flies more than 450,000 miles per year and estimates he has circumnavigated the globe close to 500 times. He has traveled to 166 countries and lived in both Madrid and Paris. Follow him @DailyTravelTips on Twitter and Instagram.

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