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As the saying goes, it is easy to earn points but very difficult to burn points. I believe many friends here have already accumulated millions of points and miles. However, it is really not straight forward to burn all these points with decent value. Although there are a lot of airline miles guides in travel blogs, unless you learned all these knowledge of miles in heart, the following key problems still remain to be solved: I want to fly from A to B, which airline mile costs me the least amount of miles? What’s the best redemption if I only have one specific kind of bank points?

Now here comes the solution, http://www.AwardHacker.com!

AwardHacker, a free product from our team "US Credit Card Guide", is made to help everyone find the best award flights without being an expert in every airline program. It is built with the goal that searching and redeeming for award flights should be as easy as booking airline tickets.

Features

  • Cover most valuable frequent flyer programs
  • Support distance based award charts
  • Route information
  • Show miles need for each route
  • Filter routes based on allowed operate airlines and cabins
  • Availability search information and recommendation
  • Transfer ratio of rewards programs
  • Redeem information
  • Calculate the value of airline miles

Coming Soon…

  • Fuel charge and tax information
  • Routing rules
  • More frequent flyer programs support, including fixed value programs

Currently supported frequent flyer programs

  • Air Canada (AC) Aeroplan
  • Alaska Airlines (AS) Mileage Plan
  • All Nippon Airways (NH) ANA Mileage Club
  • American Airlines (AA) AAdvantange
  • British Airways (BA) Executive Club
  • Cathay Pacific (CX) Asia Miles
  • Delta Air Lines (DL) SkyMiles (Saver only, may contain inaccurate data)
  • EVA Air (BR) Infinity MileageLands
  • Japan Airlines (JL) Mileage Bank
  • Korean Air (KE) SkyPass
  • Lufthansa (LH) Miles & More
  • Malaysia Airlines (MH) Enrich
  • Qantas (QF) Frequent Flyer
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ) KrisFlyer
  • United Airlines (UA) MileagePlus

If you find something unsatisfying, don’t hesitate to click the feedback button — we are always trying to make it better!
« Last Edit: May 24, 2016, 11:40:15 AM by physixfan »

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Nice site, didn't get to use it much.

Might make sense for you to to get funding so you can add other FF programs quicker, the big value in my opinion is when you have a specific itinerary to book, to be able to see miles+cash (fees+YQ) cost for all the carriers that can book that award (all partners, alliance or not).
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If it's accurate, and comprehensive, I look forward to it.  However, from first blush, searches take an inordinate amount of time.
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Well, first fail:

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Very cool and beginner friendly. Really looking forward to you guys adding YQ fees. Any way to sign up for release updates?

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Well, first fail:

Is that maybe for the standard availability?

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If it's accurate, and comprehensive, I look forward to it.  However, from first blush, searches take an inordinate amount of time.
The interface is fairly simple
You can search multiple destinations

But yes it does take quite a while for the search to complete.

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Nice site, didn't get to use it much.

Might make sense for you to to get funding so you can add other FF programs quicker, the big value in my opinion is when you have a specific itinerary to book, to be able to see miles+cash (fees+YQ) cost for all the carriers that can book that award (all partners, alliance or not).
Adding YQ would require a search engine for availability, not just a data base of award charts. That seems like a much bigger job to make.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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The interface is fairly simple
You can search multiple destinations

But yes it does take quite a while for the search to complete.
I tried it on the mobile site.

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Is that maybe for the standard availability?

1) I have no idea, and it does not say that.
2) The point of a tool like this is to get the cheapest price across programs, period, unless indicated otherwise.
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Well, first fail:


You didn't select show off peak awards. If you did, you'd get different results.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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1) I have no idea, and it does not say that.
2) The point of a tool like this is to get the cheapest price across programs, period, unless indicated otherwise.
Maybe 'unhide' off peak awards?
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But a quich search CLE-PHL, did not pull up AA miles.
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Did that. No difference.

Either way, SQ/LH do not have peak/off peak.

Finally, that's the selection by default.
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Did that. No difference.

Either way, SQ/LH do not have peak/off peak.

Finally, that's the selection by default.
No difference?
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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