11-3-05 - It's a secret the airlines don't like to talk about - the number of cheap and free seats available on almost any flight. But a new website may unlock the 'codes' and give you airfare information online that airlines don't give to passengers.
Expertflyer.com promises to give you the same information travel agents see but on your home computer. For example, a flight from D.C. to Chicago has 1 seat open. A letter K indicates that seat is a cheap economy seat. Since expertflyer tells you it’s the last seat, you can grab and save cash. But other websites, like Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity, never give users that information.
The service isn’t free – it costs $5 to $10 per month.