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I believe, you searched EWR and the other buddy here searched JFK, that's why the results are different.
yes but there is another mistake in his screenshot for the nonstop aa is 65k not 50k

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Well, first fail:



I think the problem this that the website is filtering awards based on existing routes, while there is no nonstop JFK-LAX flight by UA in the database. If you change JFK to New York or just EWR, the 35k result will show up.

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Right. We plan to show whether there is a high YQ, but it is impossible to have an exact amount of YQ.

Impossible? Maybe not cost-effective for a free service, but I'm sure it's possible.

No way to pull in the data from QPI Express for example?
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Right. We plan to show whether there is a high YQ, but it is impossible to have an exact amount of YQ.
The Fly3Z guys did it (for most of the airlines they offered). Although it seems like they went bust 2 months ago.
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Impossible? Maybe not cost-effective for a free service, but I'm sure it's possible.

No way to pull in the data from QPI Express for example?
It's impossible to have without searching for individual flights. This is a service to help navigate award charts, not to search availability on individual flights. A flight availability search engine would be a much bigger job, require live data instead of just a data base, and is a totally different service than an award chart aggregator.
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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Yes, you are right, what I actually mean is it is impossible to do it for free...

Impossible? Maybe not cost-effective for a free service, but I'm sure it's possible.

No way to pull in the data from QPI Express for example?

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yes but there is another mistake in his screenshot for the nonstop aa is 65k not 50k

What do you mean? 50k seems to be correct.


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physixfan and skysniper, if you guys are associated with the company, perhaps we should rename your DDF handles to AwardHacker and AwardHacker1 or something?
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Although it seems like they went bust 2 months ago.

Details?
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Right. We plan to show whether there is a high YQ, but it is impossible to have an exact amount of YQ.

IMO this is fine. This is basically how I look at award flights: negligible ($25 & under), medium ($25-$100), high ($100+)
Yes, it would be nice to have everything in one place but this certainly will make things easier.

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Not much. Nothing changed since this.

I reached out to them a couple of times but haven't heard back.
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Apparently there no F on this route (switching to "Up to 1 Stop" only shows connecting flights):

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Apparently there no F on this route (switching to "Up to 1 Stop" only shows connecting flights):



Ah this happens again... I think the reason is that the cabins data we bought is not reliable and it says flights on this route has only biz class... I'm seriously considering not using cabins to filter flights until we found some better source...

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physixfan and skysniper, if you guys are associated with the company, perhaps we should rename your DDF handles to AwardHacker and AwardHacker1 or something?

Hahaha that's a good idea!