Tips for Better Travel

Heidi Klum from her Instagram

Heidi Klum from her Instagram

BBC travel columnist Sean O'Neill takes us through three email alert services can save you money, time, and aggravation.

TripWatcher, a website that launched in May, searches online travel agency Hotwire for significant sales on major routes around the world. [...] If it spots a sale price, TripWatcher will alert you for free via email, Facebook or Twitter. 
KnowDelay, a free service that came out of beta testing this year, calculates the likelihood that a flight will be cancelled or delayed days in advance. The site uses advanced forecasting analytics to predict the chances that a specific flight will face storms or air traffic control problems, alerting you within 72 hours of departure. It also suggests alternative flights to consider. One drawback: KnowDelay currently only works for US domestic flights.
ExpertFlyer [...] notifies you when your ideal seat, such as “any window seat”, “any two seats together” or a specific seat, like “27H”, opens up for assignment. Then it’s up to you to contact the airline and request the seat assignment.

Have you tried any of these? Have you tried another service or app? Let us know in the comments!

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