View Full Version : Steal your travel agent's tricks

07-26-2006, 12:11 PM
With the ExpertFlyer Web site, you can get an insider's peek into fare classes and seat availability.

The site, with a starting cost of $4.99 a month, is aimed at travel pros, but a new "consumer version" is on the way this fall.

http://money.cnn.com/2006/07/26/lifestyle/...tion=cnn_travel (http://money.cnn.com/2006/07/26/lifestyle/goodlife_travel.fortune/index.htm?section=cnn_travel)

07-26-2006, 12:29 PM
While it looks like a informative site for those on the outside of the industry, it certainly doesn't steal any of my tricks since my tricks deal with how to break fares or get around married segments or any number of other things that I do each and every day for my clients. I do think this could be useful for the DIY travelers who book on Expedia, Orbitz, et al. since they certainly don't show last seat availability.

Part of the trick to being a good agent is knowing where to find the information and this site is heading in that direction but a more important portion is knowing what to do with the information and how to utilize it to your clients benefit.