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.

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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.