Expert Flyer Introduces an Android App to Help You Get a Better Seat

Expert Flyer, a subscription service that I reviewed over the summer, has a new Android app for seat alerts.

You can set up a single seat alert for free, meaning a flight where you don’t have the seat you want they will keep checking for better seats and ping you when one becomes available.

Say you are a united elite and there’s no economy plus seating available when you book. Or you want an exit row on American or Delta. Seats open up when someone cancels, or most likely close to departure when another passenger’s upgrade clears.

Expertflyer lets you know when the seats you tell it to check for become available, and you can then go online or call and change your seats.

Often the best seats are gone close to departure, I booked seats to Dallas a couple of days out a few months ago and was in a middle seat towards the back of the plane. I traded up to an aisle and then to an exit row as travel approached thanks to Expert Flyer’s seat alerts.

Expert Flyer subscription (paid) members can have multiple simultaneous seat alerts. The app also includes access to SeatGuru seat maps with recommendations and warnings about specific seats.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Id like to know which is more user friendly
    Expert Flyer or KVS?
    From the screen shot on your earlier review it looks like Expert Flyer looks much easier to use
    Thanks Gary or to your readers for the thoughts in advance

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