Finds 2,400 Airline Awards and Upgrades for Subscribers in 2nd Quarter 2009

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Transparency of Travel Information Offers Less Pain with Higher Award Redemption Rate for Travelers and Increased Loyalty / More Revenue for Airlines

ExpertFlyer provides its customers with flight information that helps them maximize the power of their frequent flyer miles, the premier air travel information tool offering complete and efficient ways to access the ever changing details of worldwide air travel information, announced that its highly successful Flight Alerts feature has found more than 2,400 Award tickets and Business/First Class Upgrades (A&U) for its subscribers during the second quarter of 2009. During the first half of 2009, ExpertFlyer has found approximately 5,200 Awards and Upgrades for its customers and more than 25,000 since Flights Alerts was introduced in 2006. By providing travelers with unbiased, transparent information, ExpertFlyer helps travelers maximize their reward points and strengthen airline loyalty programs.

At a time when businesses are drastically reducing travel budgets and airlines are eliminating flights and reducing the number of Award and Upgrade seating, ExpertFlyer continues to make it easier and more convenient for its customers to find, and secure, these opportunities while helping them travel better and smarter while reducing overall business travel costs. The Website accomplishes this through its Flight Alerts feature, which notifies passengers when an award or upgrade becomes available on specified flights. Since the feature was introduced in April, 2006, ExpertFlyer has found more than 25,000 Award tickets and Upgrades translating to millions of dollars in cost savings for its customers and their businesses.

"ExpertFlyer provides its customers with flight information that helps them maximize the power of their frequent flyer miles," says Chris Lopinto, President and Co-founder of "By increasing the redemption rate, we help airlines maintain customer loyalty because travelers can earn more points, use those points, and have a greater perceived value of the airline frequent flyer programs. Ultimately this translates to greater revenue for the airlines and greater satisfaction by their best customers," Lopinto added.

"Our Flight Alerts feature, along with Awards & Upgrades and Mobile Access, assures our customers they will have the upper hand with securing Awards, Upgrades, and other travel information to help them maximize their time, efforts, and budgets."

According to market research firm, PhoCusWright, recessionary trends are driving a steep contraction in business travel in 2009, resulting in a 15% decline in the U.S. corporate travel market. The research firm also stated that stricter policies and tougher policing by companies and executives when spending does occur could have an affect on preferred vendors by travelers in lieu of lowest price.

Business travelers and frequent flyers who want to learn more about what ExpertFlyer is doing to make airline travel more convenient and satisfying can visit their website at, become a Facebook friend of ExpertFlyer at, and follow the Tweets on Twitter at

About 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

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