ExpertFlyer Adds Flight Schedule Alerts

ExpertFlyer Adds Flight Schedule Alerts

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ExpertFlyer is a subscription based service that I find valuable. A subscription costs $99 per year, and there is quite a bit of value you can get out of it:

  • You can see fare class inventory and fare rules for a vast majority of airlines
  • You can search award availability on select airlines
  • You can look at seatmaps for specific flights on many airlines
  • Most useful of all is that you can set alerts, so that you’ll be emailed when a specific seat opens up, specific fare class opens up, award seat opens up, etc. (though for award seats it only works on select airlines)

If you’re a frequent flyer, I think having an ExpertFlyer subscription is well worth it.

Well, ExpertFlyer has just added another feature that I think many will find valuable. ExpertFlyer now offers flight schedule alerts, which will monitor a flight for any schedule change, and notify you as soon as it’s made. You can choose how sensitive you want the alert to be — whether you want to be notified of any change, or only want to be notified of a change of at least 5, 15, 30, 60, or 120 minutes.

ExpertFlyer-Flight-Schedule-Alert

You can create these alerts in one of three places:

  • Flight Details results page
  • Flight Timetables results page
  • The Create New Flight Schedule Alert page (linked to from the left side menu)

There are a couple of reasons something like this could be valuable:

  • Often airlines will have schedule changes but won’t inform passengers; they’re supposed to, but that doesn’t mean they will, so this is a great way to stay on top of that
  • Airline schedule changes allow you to change tickets without paying any fees, so this is an easy way to track whether or not you get one of those

As a premium ExpertFlyer member you can set up to 30 alerts at a time, which includes all types of alerts. So if you’re a super frequent flyer you’ll have to pick and choose which flights to set alerts for.

Will you get any use out of ExpertFlyer’s new flight schedule alerts feature?

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  1. Denbigh Diamond

    Yes, I'll use this. I'd be tempted to put every itinerary in for a schedule change alert, purely because a schedule change opens up my entitlement for free changes. Also, schedule changes often come with equipment changes, which can be a strong reason to change itineraries. Has your flight been chAAnged from a 777-300ER in J to a 777-200?

    This is a great improvement to a great service. I only take 4-5 trips a year,...

    Yes, I'll use this. I'd be tempted to put every itinerary in for a schedule change alert, purely because a schedule change opens up my entitlement for free changes. Also, schedule changes often come with equipment changes, which can be a strong reason to change itineraries. Has your flight been chAAnged from a 777-300ER in J to a 777-200?

    This is a great improvement to a great service. I only take 4-5 trips a year, but I wouldn't be without my (paid) ExpertFlyer subscription.

  2. John Guest

    If I could just get a couple of seats in Bus. on Brussels airline.

  3. Michael Member

    @john if this was a paid plug, it didn't have enough marketing elements to be effective (at least on me) - no value proposition, sense of urgency or call to action - so I'd assume no. But covering the united leggings story, maybe paid for by Delta? Not that I care, I find this blog to be the best source of aviation news to me a frequent flier out there - and since I pay nothing, I'd be happy that the writers get something to keep this up.

  4. Terence Gold

    Btw, EF subscription was qualified for 2X Shop Small last Q4 lol

  5. dereck Guest

    I have used EF for years and its always my go to, even with google flights being quite powerful. Nice note!

  6. John Guest

    So a paid plug for ExpertFryer?

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Denbigh Diamond

Yes, I'll use this. I'd be tempted to put every itinerary in for a schedule change alert, purely because a schedule change opens up my entitlement for free changes. Also, schedule changes often come with equipment changes, which can be a strong reason to change itineraries. Has your flight been chAAnged from a 777-300ER in J to a 777-200? This is a great improvement to a great service. I only take 4-5 trips a year, but I wouldn't be without my (paid) ExpertFlyer subscription.

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Josh Guest

@John, you're an idiot.

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John Guest

If I could just get a couple of seats in Bus. on Brussels airline.

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