So You Don’t Like Your Seat

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ExpertFlyer In the News

The Wall Street Journal
Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal describes how ExpertFlyer helps you book award tickets on your favorite airline.
USA Today Travel – Road Warrior Voices
Kevin Farrell calls ExpertFlyer Flight Alerts best chance at redeeming award flights and upgrades
Real Simple
ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts® are part of the Real Simple Sanity-Saving Pre-Flight Checklist
ExpertFlyer Co-Founder Chris Lopinto named one of 11 people changing the way we travel
The Washington Post
Christopher Elliott discusses ExpertFlyer in the Talk about Travel chat
Travel + Leisure
Trip Doctor Amy Farley discusses the best way to get seat upgrades withExpertFlyer
Travel with Val
ExpertFlyer shares our 5 favorite travel apps with Valarie D’Elia
Andrew Kunesh from Zapier lists ExpertFlyer has a helpful app for using awardmiles
Today Show
Mark Orwoll from Travel & Leisure tells NBC Today (Show) viewers why ExpertFlyer’s Seat Alerts app is a great money saver this holiday travel season.
US Airways Awards and Upgrades Now Available
Award and Upgrade searching and alerting is now available on
The Beat
The Beat reviews ExpertFlyer’s Seat Alerts app for travel agencies and the benefits to high-touch customers.
Seat Alerts Red App for Sabre Now Available
ExpertFlyer’s Award-Winning Seat Alerts® service is now available to all Sabre connected travel agencies and TMCs
Chicago Tribune
The new Seat Alerts Android app helps you land a better seat on an airplane.
The Azumano Travel Show – KPAM 860 Portland
ExpertFlyer co-founder Chris Lopinto explains how Seat Alerts helps travelers get a better seat on their flight.
Associated Press
ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts helps families snag seats together on holiday flights.
Seat Alerts Wins GBTA Award
ExpertFlyer’s Award-Winning Seat Alerts® Wins GBTA People’s Choice Award
Points, Miles & Martinis /
Alex shares a personal success story of using ExpertFlyer Flight Alerts to get a hard to find award ticket to Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Jane Fraser discusses how ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts makes it easy to choose the seat you want
The New York Times
Michelle Higgins describes how to use ExpertFlyer’s Seat Alert technology to find a better seat
CNN Travel
ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts® is one of CNN’s five tips for getting a better airplane seat
InsideFlyer Magazine
Co-Founder Chris Lopinto is interviewed by InsideFlyer for their “60 Seconds” segment about ExpertFlyer
ExpertFlyer Co-Founder Chris Lopinto talks with Seat Guru Founder Matt Daimler and Harriet Baskas about tricks to get extra legroom on a plane.
Condé Nast Traveler
Seat Alerts are one of Wendy Perrin’s “Golden Rules of Travel”
Seat Alerts is the solution if you hate being stuck in the middle seat
Joy Jernigan describes how Seat Alerts can help travelers to never be stuck in the middle seat again.
Jessica Festa uses Seat Alerts as a tool to get a seat assignment on sold out flights.
USA Today – Boarding Area Blog
Gary Leff of View From The Wing breaks the story of the new ExpertFlyer Free Account
ExpertFlyer Announces Free Account
ExpertFlyer’s Award-Winning Seat Alerts® Feature Now Available Free to Anyone Who Flies
San Jose Mercury News
Ann Tatko-Peterson discusses how ExpertFlyer “Hits” the mark for insider flight availability, award, and upgrade information.
ExpertFlyer Goes “One-On-One” With InsideTrip
Website’s TripQuality Score System Evaluates Unique Aspects of Airline Itinerary to Determine if Traveler’s are Getting “A Good Deal”
ExpertFlyer Goes “One-On-One” With SeatGuru
Since All Airline Seats are Not Created Equal, Andrew Wong, Senior Manager of Content, Explains How to Find the Best Seat with the Most Amenities
ExpertFlyer Partners with SeatGuru to Create Ultimate Seat Search Experience.
Combining SeatGuru’s Seat Ratings with ExpertFlyer’s Seat Maps and Seat Alerts®gives flyers access to availability and flyer reviews in one place, and at one time.
USA Today
Laura Bly at USA Today explains that if you’re looking for less costly help booking a dream trip, ExpertFlyer will search over 35 airlines for Awards and Upgrades.
According to Nicholas Kralev, former travel editor at The Washington who now conducts his On The Fly seminars around the country, if you never want to fly coach again, ExpertFlyer is one site you need to visit.
ExpertFlyer Goes “One-On-One” With
Chief Travel Officer Says There?s Still Time to Get in on Great Summer Trips at Last Year?s Prices
ExpertFlyer Helps Members Find a Staggering 7,000 Award Tickets, Upgrades and Preferred Seats In First Four Months of 2010
ExpertFlyer’s Exclusive Awards & Upgrades / Seat Alerts® Features Take Guesswork Out of Finding, Securing, and Understanding Changes in Fee Structure/Restrictions Established by Airlines
ExpertFlyer’s New “One-On-One” Blog Goes Face-To-Face with Travel Industry’s Leading Decision Makers
Monthly Interview Series Speaks with American Airlines’ Cory Garner to Learn Why He Believes “Unbundling the Airlines” is Good for Everyone’s Business
BBC News
BBC News fast:track names one of the best of travel on the web.
The Wall Street Journal
Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal discusses how ExpertFlyer Flight Alerts help you to get a hard to find miles award seat. Finds More Than 2,000 Awards & Upgrades During Peak Travel Season Finds More Than 2,000 Award Tickets, Upgrades, and Preferred Seats During Peak Travel Season and 11,000 for 2009
The Times of London Online
ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts® makes Mark Frary of The Times of London say: “I wish I had thought of that.”
The New York Times
The New York Times shows its readers a new way to nab a better seat on the plane with ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts®
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal discusses how ExpertFlyer Seat Alerts® help you upgrade out of a Middle Seat Introduces Exclusive Seat Alerts® Feature
New Seat Alerts® Feature Monitors Entire Fleet of 84 Airline Carriers Worldwide and Alerts Passengers When Occupied Seats Become Available.
ExpertFlyer Finds More Than 31,000 Awards and Upgrades since 2006
ExpertFlyer finds 2,100 Awards/Upgrades in Q3 2009 and More Than 31,000 in Three Years to Save Business Travelers Millions of Dollars
Airfarewatchdog looks at all the things that ExpertFlyer can do for the frequent flyer.
The Wall Street Journal
ExpertFlyer’s Flight Alerts is one reason why the WSJ thinks “It’s Never Been Easier to Leave Coach Behind”
Best Stuff
In the 6th in our series of Best Stuff informational articles, we discuss 5 ways to reduce the cost of your airline ticket.
The Wall Street Journal
Scott McCartney discusses ExpertFlyer as a frequent flier strategy to stretch your travel dollar in the new year.
ExpertFlyer Subscribers Find More Than 18,000 Awards and Upgrades
ExpertFlyer subscribers were able to find 1,000 awards and upgrades during the month of November. Since 2005, ExpertFlyer has found more than 18,000 awards and upgrades resulting in millions of dollars in potential savings by its customers.
Los Angeles Times
LA Times reporter Jen Leo discusses “What’s hot” about ExpertFlyer.
Smarter Travel
Tim Winship describes ExpertFlyer’s “robust” award and upgrade alerting service Flight Alerts.
Fiscal Zen
Fiscal Zen blogger Randy describes how ExpertFlyer helps you make the most out of your frequent flyer miles.
Best Stuff
In the 5th in our series of Best Stuff informational articles, we discuss 7 steps to successfully getting your bag onboard your flight.
ExpertFlyer / ASBTA Business Traveler Survey
National survey among business travelers shows award programs important but too difficult to redeem.
The Azumano Travel Show – KPAM 860 Portland
Host Pat Boyle talks with co-founder Chris Lopinto about how ExpertFlyer can help the frequent flyer.
Erick Schonfeld from TechCrunch discusses how ExpertFlyer offers a saner way to help travelers use their miles to get free Award travel.
The New York Times
New York Times reporter Michelle Higgins describes how ExpertFlyer can help you get Award seats via e-mail alerts.
ExpertFlyer is an aptly named site that really caters to the frequent flyer according to reporter Arlene Fleming.
Travel + Leisure
Wing Sze Tang calls ExpertFlyer the best website for getting the inside scoop on airline information.
Business Travel Guru
Ben Hoffman explains how to use ExpertFlyer to get the most out of your frequent flyer membership.
The Boston Globe
Nicole Wong describes how ExpertFlyer Mobile Edition can make it easier for its subscribers to find the perfect flight.
Press Release
Introducing ExpertFlyer: Mobile Edition, the fastest and most convenient way for subscribers to access up-to-the minute flight information about virtually any airline from anywhere in the world directly from their cell phones.
Press Release
ExpertFlyer announces a partnership with FlightStats – the world’s leading resource for global, real-time, historical and predictive flight information – to offer its subscribers a fast and convenient way to access detailed airline and flight on-time ratings and statistics.
Columnist Joel Connable describes how ExpertFlyer can serve the frequent flier well.
NBC 6 Miami (video)
Co-founder Chris Lopinto explains to how ExpertFlyer helps frequent flyers fly for less. Read the article here.
Business 2.0
Mary Jane Irwin shows you how to use to fly “First Class for Less”.
Best Stuff
In the 4th in our series of Best Stuff informational articles, we show you how to navigate the TSA’s new rules for carry on liquids.
“ExpertFlyer is not a booking site. Rather, it provides air travel intelligence, with up-to-the-minute information, for everything from fares to flight availability to seating – and it does so for almost every major airline in the world.” – Charles Leocha
Fox 5 News NY
“ExpertFlyer allows you to learn the tricks of a travel agent… for about $4.99 per month.” Fox 5 News New York.
The Wall Street Journal is a favorite “strategy” among road warriors and travel agents, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Fortune Magazine reporter Barney Gimbel says is like having your own personal travel agent.
Best Stuff
Co-founder John Lopinto shows you that even after you get your upgrade, not all seats in the plane are created equal.
Best Stuff
In the 2nd in our series of Best Stuff informational articles, we show you how to put yourself in the best position to gain that elusive upgrade.
Best Stuff co-founder John Lopinto describes how the lowest airfare can sometimes actually cost you more then you thought.
Press Release
ExpertFlyer announces Flight Alerts – a new feature that will automatically alert Premium subscribers when requested Class Upgrades or Award Inventories becomes available through select airlines.
Men’s Health / Best Life gives you inside information about flights, availability and upgrades in an easy-to-follow menu.
Press Release
ExpertFlyer announces it will launch its new advertising campaign on TravelCommons, a popular new Podcast for seasoned business travelers.
Business 2.0 is one of the best kept secrets in the travel industry.
Today Show
How one man traveled through Europe in style with the help of (Courtesy NBC/Today Show)
Computer Outlook
Listen to Chris Lopinto, co-founder of, explain how the Internet has made travel more convenient and puts the power back in the hands of the people.
Today Show
Matt Lauer loves (Courtesy NBC/Today Show)
Newsweek’s Linda Stern shows you how ExpertFlyer helps you decode the secrets of airplane seating.
Yahoo Finance
ExpertFlyer is first advertiser on unique travel blog.
CBS 11 Dallas
Chris Lopinto simplifies the complicated world of air travel.
The Wall Street Journal
Read why the Wall Street Journal gives ExpertFlyer big thumbs up


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