I received an email this morning from the folks at ExpertFlyer detailing some new tools that the service has begun offering. Highlights of some of the new items on offer are:
Flight Timetables – Timetable information, both for direct flights and connections, for different airlines between a pair of cities on a specific day or range of days. Most interesting to me, you can also search for all flights to or from a specific airport on a given day, though this is in beta test.
Aircraft Equipment Change Alerts (Premium Subscribers Only) – Set an alert to monitor for changes to the aircraft equipment code returned for the Seat Map of a flight. Could be useful for flights that are prone to this….I’m thinking Delta’s many 757 versions.
Interline Agreement Information – Display interline agreements with a specified airline.
Visa, Health & Passport Information – Visa/Entry Requirement information based on your departure country and citizenship. Always useful, and this could even prove useful for some of my cruises too.
I’ve been an ExpertFlyer subscriber almost continuously since its inception, and currently hold an annual subscription to the Premium version. It’s a fantastic service for flyers, and I use it for almost every trip. It’s great for checking inventory for standby/same day confirmed opportunities and upgrades depending on your carrier. Check it out at expertflyer.com.
-MJ, July 15, 2014