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This thread is for ExpertFlyer Information and Updates only (as per its title) and many subscribe to it for this purpose. For other issues, please see the ExpertFlyer.com Help Desk thread.

If you have any questions about using ExpertFlyer or wish to report any issues, please email them at [email protected].
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Old Mar 22, 17, 8:41 pm
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Lightbulb New Alert Type - Flight Schedule Alerts

We are happy to announce our 4th alert type on ExpertFlyer - Flight Schedule Alerts

Flight Schedule Alerts will monitor for changes in the published city pair or time of departure/arrival of a flight.

You can set the sensitivity of the alert to only let you know when the scheduled time of the flight has changed by at least 5/15/30 minutes or 1/2 hours:



You can create Flight Schedule Alerts in 3 places:
  • Flight Details results page
  • Flight Timetables results page
  • The Create New Flight Schedule Alert page (linked to from the left side menu)

Now you won't be caught by surprise by flight number or time changes, while also being able to take advantage of significant airline schedule changes to your flight.

If you have any questions or issues please emails us at [email protected]
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Old Mar 23, 17, 2:40 am
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Great addition to your program. Bravo!
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Old Mar 28, 17, 9:59 am
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Glad to catch this today and will put together my first time schedule change alerts.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 4:00 pm
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Lightbulb New POS Options

We are happy to announce that we have added 7 new Point of Sale options:
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Canada
Which brings the total amount of unique Points of Sale supported for Flight Availability to 19. If you have any questions please let us know.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 12:03 pm
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Lightbulb 3 More POS Added

Czech Republic, Ireland, and Austria have been added to the list, bringing the Points of Sale supported to 22.
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Old Jun 25, 18, 7:56 pm
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4 Additional POS Options

We have added 4 new Point of Sale options to the Flight Availability search today:
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
Bringing the Points of Sale supported to 26
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Old Nov 6, 18, 8:25 am
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ExpertFlyer acquired by Red Ventures

Just received this – hopefully a positive development!

To Our Friends and Customers,

Almost 14 years ago, a group of frequent flyers came together to solve a problem in air travel. We knew that access to in-depth information about flights would help to make the trip planning process easier and enhance the overall travel experience. This information had been locked away for decades behind travel agent terminals and airline reservation agents, but we knew it existed and that making it available would take some of the pain out of air travel. So, we launched ExpertFlyer and unlocked this data to help travelers fly better. Fourteen years and millions of searches and alerts later, we have succeeded in bringing comfort and value to frequent flyers around the world and we want to do more for our customers.

Today, we are announcing the next step in our journey. We are happy to announce that ExpertFlyer has been acquired by Red Ventures. With its experience in data science and analytics, we’ve found Red Ventures to be an innovative company whose expertise and resources will allow us to take ExpertFlyer to the next level. We are looking forward to all we will be able to accomplish together in furthering our joint mission to help consumers travel better.

To celebrate ExpertFlyer’s new chapter, and as a small token of appreciation to our loyal customers, effective immediately, we are increasing the number of active alerts for our Premium subscribers from 30 to 200. We hope this will allow our subscribers to find our service even more valuable today, while we work on the ExpertFlyer of tomorrow. We plan on continuing to run the ExpertFlyer service as it is currently, while expanding and growing it in ways we could not have before on our own, all without a price increase.

We want to thank everyone who has supported us during this journey. We couldn’t have made it this far without you and we are excited to have you join us for the next 14 years of ExpertFlyer.

Thank you,
The ExpertFlyer.com Team
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Old Nov 6, 18, 11:16 am
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ExpertFlyer sold to Red Ventures

I have an EF subscription and today (about three hours ago) I received an email notice that Expert Flyer is being sold to Red Ventures. They're also increasing the number of active alerts permitted with premium accounts.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I have an EF subscription and today (about three hours ago) I received an email notice that Expert Flyer is being sold to Red Ventures. They're also increasing the number of active alerts permitted with premium accounts.
A very special thank you to the FlyerTalk community for your support over the years! We plan on continuing to run the ExpertFlyer service as it is currently, while expanding and growing it in ways we could not have before on our own to make it an even more powerful tool for the FlyerTalk community.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 8:41 pm
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What's to stop TPG from data mining our searches and selling that info to the airlines?
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Old Nov 6, 18, 10:08 pm
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What's to stop TPG from data mining our searches and selling that info to the airlines?
That it might not be particularly valuable?
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Old Dec 14, 18, 3:11 pm
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EF Maintenance - complete

Maintenance compete, thank you for patience.

Last edited by ExpertFlyer Voice; Dec 14, 18 at 6:02 pm Reason: Maintenance complete
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Old Jan 24, 19, 1:57 pm
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AA Premium Economy Awards now available

We have added Premium Economy MileSAAver and AAnytime awards for AA to the ExpertFlyer Award & Upgrade search tool.

Please ignore the message regarding X/R classes at the top of the results page, it is no longer applicable and will be removed with our next code push, thanks.
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Old Dec 1, 19, 11:50 pm
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Cyber Monday EF Flash Sale

If you are not a current ExpertFlyer subscriber, we are offering a discount off a new Yearly Premium subscription through Midnight US Central time December 2. Details can be found here: ExpertFlyer Pre-Cyber Monday Flash Sale - ExpertFlyer Blog
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Old Jan 13, 20, 7:32 pm
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Lightbulb EF Beta Testers Wanted

Here at ExpertFlyer we've been working on a totally redesigned ExpertFlyer website. We are at the point where we have an early beta of most of our core features that we would love for fellow FlyerTalk members to be able to test our new design and features and give us feedback.

To do that, we are allowing any current Premium subscriber to participate in the beta program. If you are interested please fill out this form and we will contact you when we are ready to open access to the beta later this month: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vlr...-tLMQ/viewform

As always, thank you for your continued support of ExpertFlyer.

-EFV
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