Decoding Air Travel Seminar

DATDSAir travel has become more challenging and unpleasant than ever, with airlines making the experience less transparent and more complex, while constantly adding new fees and hidden charges.

Nicholas Kralev, a globe-trotting author and entrepreneur who has visited almost 100 countries and flown more than 2 million miles, decided 15 years ago that knowledge is the most effective key to affordable and comfortable travel. Since then, he has mastered the system and learned how to beat the airlines at their own game, using their own rules. His book “Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury” became an Amazon bestseller.

With this eight-hour, four-session seminar, Kralev has two goals: to improve your travel life and save you lots of money for many years to come. He will help you become an empowered and sophisticated traveler by working an increasingly frustrating system to your advantage.


Listen to an interview with Nicholas on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” about his book and airline booking techniques.


Part 1: Airfare Secrets, Booking Strategies and Outsmarting the System

Learn how to get the flights you want for the price you want by following a step-by-step guide to understanding the complex world of airfares. Get insight into secretive airline practices designed to overcharge unsuspecting customers, and learn how to fight those tricks with your own.

Session 1: The Science of U.S. Domestic Fares and Inventory Management

Learn how fares are constructed and published; the best time to take advantage of the best fares; how to access, decode and make full use of raw and not easily available airline data; how to leverage flight inventory; how to detect when an airline is trying to overcharge you and how to beat those attempts; and much more.


Session 2: The Science of International Fares and Inventory Management

Learn the many specificities and peculiarities of international fares; how the global reservations systems work across the airline industry; how to derive maximum benefit from an international ticket; how to avoid problems that could ruin your trip; how to leverage the vast networks of airline partnerships; and much more.


Part 2: Mastering the Frequent-Flier Game and Flying in Luxury

Learn how to take the pain out of travel by flying in Business Class for the price of coach and enjoying elite perks, such as upgrades, lounge access, free luggage and priority boarding. Maximize the value of your hard-earned miles and experience some of the world’s most famous luxuries in the sky.

Session 3: Acquiring and Maximizing Benefits Through Flying

Learn the intricacies of the many recent changes the airlines have made to their frequent-flier programs; how to leverage those mostly negative changes and maximize the value that still remains; how to design your best strategy for upgrades depending on circumstances; how to earn and retain elite status; how to leverage different loyalty programs and when to be loyal to an airline or alliance; and much more.

Session 4: Acquiring and Maximizing Benefits Without Flying

Learn how to make the best use of the many ways to earn miles without stepping foot on a plane; how to find and get approved for the most lucrative credit cards, whose signup bonus alone could buy you a Business Class flight anywhere in the world; how to find award seats on the most desirable routes and airlines; how to always have a bed to sleep in on a long flight; how to diversify your points and miles, so you are not at the mercy on one airline; and much more.



To express interest in participating in a future seminar, please send us a message using the form below or call us on 202-656-9828. The seminar fee is $699.



“Since taking Nicholas Kralev’s training, I’ve learned how to get the most out of the air travel system. By following Kralev’s strategies, I save my company money and have a better travel experience.”

Matthew Lauer, Mercuria Energy Trading, Geneva, Switzerland

“This training is truly a traveler’s dream. You have given me the keys to the kingdom of airline pricing. Now I know fare-basis codes, the times fares are changed, and how ‘breaking up’ a fare can yield thousands of dollars of savings. A mandatory tool to save money for frequent fliers and corporations.”

Sara Corcoran, HRSEC Partners, New York

“To learn from Nicholas Kralev is to witness a true master in getting the absolute most out of the airline booking system. These are perfectly practical methods to make the system work to your advantage — just a few steps to get inexpensive flights, ideal itineraries, upgrades, no fees, and free flights. Incredibly revealing and extraordinarily valuable!”

David Aidekman, Adventurati, Washington, DC