I found out about airfarewatchdog a couple of years ago when I was searching for airfare deals, and since then I became a huge fan of these guys. Their search engine is not really that different from many others I typically use, though their fare alerts typically show unadvertised deals, based on the departure airport(s) [...]
I had mentioned about Expert Flyer here on kristraveler.com before. Here’s another article from the WSJ that gives more details of how it works and also mentions another tool – MileageManager.
Have Miles but Can’t Get a Seat? How to Snare One
JANUARY 14, 2010 By SCOTT MCCARTNEY
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Even though recession-weary consumers may [...]
I’ve used Expert Flyer’s service before, and while I’m still not convinced it was worth my $9.99 a month for finding upgradeable seats - as with other free tools such as SeatCounter (which I talk about in this post) I can track the flights I need myself – I found it useful for other features, such [...]
I was trying to get an upgrade for my next flight to Hawaii, though upgrade seats were sold out. And since there’s no waitlist for upgrades, I have to check on a daily basis to see if anything opens, otherwise try my luck 2 hours before the flight at the airport.
SeatCounter is a simple website, though [...]
Gary Leff, from the View from the Wing blog, launched a service for booking award trips – something I hadn’t heard so far though long needed. While his service is not cheap, and you may not see the value for a simple round trip domestic travel, his customized and detailed work can come in handy for those [...]
I often get questions about Argentina, where to go, what to do, how many days in each place, and what are the things one should not miss in a trip to this wonderful country…The latest one was from a family friend that was traveling to Argentina for a 7-10days, and was in doubt if they [...]
US Airways reduced its threshold to achieve elite status for 2010. From 25K miles to achieve Silver status, now you only need 7.5K. The promotion period is short (2 1/2 months), but the threshold is low enough for you to be upgraded with one RT travel to Europe. Part of the miles you have accumulated [...]
New York residents can earn double miles on all American Airlines flights for travel between July 29 and Dec. 31, 2009.
The double mile offer is valid on all American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights, even flights that don’t begin or end in New York.
Registration is required and to qualify for this promotion, your address [...]
Travel on a GOL flight on a qualifying* ticket in ALL CABINS, and earn DOUBLE AAdvantage® miles when you travel between August 1, 2009 and October 31, 2009 (dates inclusive). GOL has grown its fleet to 107 modern airplanes which serve 59 routes – 49 domestic markets in Brazil and 10 international markets between Brazil [...]
If you’ve achieved Elite status in any loyalty program in the travel industry, you know the perks that come with status can be very valuable…. Having Platinum status on American Airlines for example can get you access to the vip lounge, priority boarding and double miles on each of your trips, making it easier for [...]