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 [...]
Going to New York in the near future? Then you have to check this website: NewYorkology
Sure, there are many (and many!) books and online guides to New York, but few are as fun or up-to-date with everything that’s going on in the city as NewYorkology is.
I’ve been following their tweets for a couple of months [...]
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 [...]
As airlines change their policies daily and add fees or restrictions to every step of yours from the buying process until you land back home, travel insurance may be the only alternative left for you to have some flexibility and peace of mind in your trip.
InsureMyTrip is a ‘travel insurance aggregator’, basically a one-stop-shop site that allows [...]
This is why I leave it to the experts…. this list from Travel & Leisure is fantastic and can definitely be used as reference for any of your travel needs! I won’t even add my comments or edits as I’d recommend all of the websites they list! Thanks Travel & Leisure!
Search For Flights
Most of them are also available on iPhone. These are ones I’ve tested and have found them useful and without any major issues (i.e. force close, delays, etc). Click on the links to find out more about them and see demos or pictures of the applications.
FlightStats: incredibly easy to use, with all the information I [...]
Resideo – I love the simplicity of this website. It includes reviews from tripadvisor, but without all the ads and visual polution from other websites, allows you to easily compare prices and properties and book your hotel through their reservation system.
Getaroom.com – typical search & book site, but often has good deals. I recently read [...]
Motivated by Wendy Perrin’s article about finding great deals through twitter, here are my favorite travel twitterers:
@flyfromwas; @flyfromnyc; etc (@flyfrom _ _ _ 3 letter airport code)
(work in progress post… more twitterers and description of each to come soon)