PATCHOGUE, NY, February 12, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ExpertFlyer.com, the premier air travel information tool offering complete and efficient ways to access the ever changing details of worldwide air travel information, continues to offer its subscribers with an inside track to finding ever-elusive airline Award tickets and Upgrades. The company disclosed today that it had found 1,750 Award tickets and upgrades for its subscribers during December and January and more than 1,850 since November 1, a period that is arguably the busiest in the travel industry. To date, ExpertFlyer's advanced search technology has found more than 20,000 awards and upgrades since the company introduced its Flight Alerts feature in April, 2006.
Due to the economic climate and reduction in overall executive business travel, the number of business and first class tickets actually purchased has decreased dramatically, which is good news for business travelers and frequent flyers looking to use miles to upgrade. This current trend in business travel, combined with ExpertFlyer's advanced search technology, gives its customers a real advantage over other travelers looking to upgrade their seats.
The overwhelming success of the company's "search and discover" efforts continue to be based on three primary features of its website: Awards & Upgrades, a new feature which makes it even easier for subscribers to initiate an award or upgrade search; Flights Alerts, which notifies passengers when an award or upgrade becomes available on specified flights; and Mobile Access, a feature which allows subscribers to access account information including saved Flight Queries, Flight Alerts, and Seat Maps from anywhere in the world from a web-enabled phone or PDA.
"The ability of ExpertFlyer to consistently identify available Award tickets and Upgrades provides a viable option for our customers to reduce their travel budgets in 'real dollars' without sacrificing the need to conduct business as usual, especially in these difficult economic times," says Chris Lopinto, President and co-founder of Expertflyer.com.
"Our job in any economy is to help business travelers and frequent flyers find the best value for their specific travel needs. However, our ability to consistently find ways for travelers to substitute miles for dollars, especially now, will give travelers even greater options for conducting business without sacrificing business opportunities," Lopinto added.
ExpertFlyer.com was conceived and created by an eclectic team consisting of a veteran elite tier frequent flyer, an airline captain and corporate travel manager, and information technology professionals to deliver a 24/7 real time powerful air travel information service. The company provides its subscribers and corporate travel managers alike with a complete, concise and efficient way to access the ever changing details of worldwide air travel information. For more information please visit http://www.expertflyer.com.