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6 websites for traveling smarter

For road warriors, knowledge is power. Here's where to find the information you need to plan better business trips.

First class for less
1. First class for less
If you're looking to fly in style - either by buying a first-class seat for a coach price or by identifying specific flights where the odds of landing upgrades are unusually high - head to ExpertFlyer.com.

For $5 a month, the site offers the complete, up-to-date inventory of unsold seats for most major airlines, including unpublicized first-class tickets for the price of a last-minute coach fare. While ExpertFlyer can't book your seat, it does give you all the information you need to purchase a discounted ticket directly from the airline.

That one extra step isn't so bad when you consider the savings: A recent ExpertFlyer search returned a first-class fare of $779 for a transcontinental flight on United while United.com was quoting $2,335 for the same seat.

First class for less

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