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 [...]
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
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 [...]
As much as vacation is the time to relax and take it easy, we know that planning a trip can be stressful if we have little information in our hands. It all starts with booking your flights, hotels and car, and whether we’re swimming on money or not, maybe it’s in our nature but we’ll [...]
If your trip includes several destinations in the same country or even continent, you might want to compare prices for your hotel, flight or car rental with local search engines and booking sites.
Many times the prices at these local search engines will be much lower, as they’ll be able to find more options and deals [...]
I’ve been thinking about adding something about travel search engines, and today I came across this article that was published on the New York Times. It has a good summary of the most popular search engines, in case you haven’t heard about them yet.
I’ll soon add a post with more search engines I like, but feel [...]
If you ever had to sit on the last row of the plane, right by the bathroom where the seats don’t recline, or sat on the first row thinking you’d have lots of space, and ended up with no place for your legs and a very cold emergency exit seat, you’ll love this website.
Seatguru.com has [...]