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Title: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 11:28:28 AM
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 (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


Coming Soon…


Currently supported frequent flyer programs


If you find something unsatisfying, don’t hesitate to click the feedback button — we are always trying to make it better!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2016, 11:40:24 AM
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).
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 11:40:48 AM
If it's accurate, and comprehensive, I look forward to it.  However, from first blush, searches take an inordinate amount of time.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 11:45:55 AM
Well, first fail:

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=XijYro4b1yM7JONx3l2LrrhcDVnGx9)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aerial Dag on May 24, 2016, 11:47:09 AM
Very cool and beginner friendly. Really looking forward to you guys adding YQ fees. Any way to sign up for release updates?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yaalili on May 24, 2016, 11:49:44 AM
Well, first fail:

Is that maybe for the standard availability?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on May 24, 2016, 11:50:06 AM
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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: David Smith on May 24, 2016, 11:50:38 AM
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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on May 24, 2016, 11:51:01 AM
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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 11:51:20 AM
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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: David Smith on May 24, 2016, 11:53:13 AM
Well, first fail:

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=XijYro4b1yM7JONx3l2LrrhcDVnGx9)
You didn't select show off peak awards. If you did, you'd get different results.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: username on May 24, 2016, 11:53:31 AM
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?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: username on May 24, 2016, 11:55:43 AM
But a quich search CLE-PHL, did not pull up AA miles.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 11:55:55 AM
Did that. No difference.

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

Finally, that's the selection by default.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: David Smith on May 24, 2016, 11:57:48 AM
Did that. No difference.

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

Finally, that's the selection by default.
No difference?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 12:00:47 PM
(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=8YEzxOsplImygqTI7Iz12NYWvEvzbG)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aerial Dag on May 24, 2016, 12:01:59 PM
you guys are comparing nonstop vs up to 1 stop
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 12:03:29 PM
you guys are comparing nonstop vs up to 1 stop

+1, seems like if I select up to one stop, it shows correctly, but not if you select non-stop. Either way, it's a bug.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 12:05:44 PM
I think it is because you filtered the miles that can only be transferred from SPG... AA miles are there for default options.

But a quich search CLE-PHL, did not pull up AA miles.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: David Smith on May 24, 2016, 12:06:23 PM
+1, seems like if I select up to one stop, it shows correctly, but not if you select non-stop. Either way, it's a bug.
That's weird. Not sure why it's not working for you.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 12:08:53 PM
Perhaps it's working on mobile and not desktop?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: David Smith on May 24, 2016, 12:11:54 PM
Perhaps it's working on mobile and not desktop?
I don't know. That would be very strange, being as it's same search engine.
Could be that since i first searched for up to 1 stop, those results were cached.

The site isn't fully optimized for mobile; you can't really see the individual mileage programs to select them.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 12:13:16 PM
About the release updates: we will add this feature soon. For now, you can follow our blog: www.uscreditcardguide.com (http://www.uscreditcardguide.com), we will definitely put a post there when there's a major update.

Very cool and beginner friendly. Really looking forward to you guys adding YQ fees. Any way to sign up for release updates?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 12:14:52 PM
I don't know. That would be very strange, being as it's same search engine.
Could be that since i first searched for up to 1 stop, those results were cached.

The site isn't fully optimized for mobile; you can't really see the individual mileage programs to select them.

Yup, perhaps mine is cached as well (it does seem faster now, which leads me to believe it's not rerunning the search).
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: username on May 24, 2016, 12:15:36 PM
I think it is because you filtered the miles that can only be transferred from SPG... AA miles are there for default options.

It pulls it up on a R/T search. But if I search O/W, it doesnt.


Site crashed!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 12:15:39 PM
Right. We plan to show whether there is a high YQ, but it is impossible to have an exact amount of YQ.

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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 12:25:12 PM
You are searching nonstop. Try to use up to 1 stop, and cheaper options will show up.

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=8YEzxOsplImygqTI7Iz12NYWvEvzbG)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 12:26:07 PM
I believe, you searched EWR and the other buddy here searched JFK, that's why the results are different.

That's weird. Not sure why it's not working for you.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2016, 12:32:19 PM
I believe, you searched EWR and the other buddy here searched JFK, that's why the results are different.

Ah, that's the kicker. UA no longer flies from JFK.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: lubaby on May 24, 2016, 12:59:52 PM
So for now it's just a "Miles Calculator" / "How many miles do I need".

Are you working on a award flight availability tool?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: a mirrer on May 24, 2016, 01:05:36 PM
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
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 01:08:15 PM
Well, first fail:

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=XijYro4b1yM7JONx3l2LrrhcDVnGx9)

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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2016, 01:15:30 PM
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 (https://developers.google.com/qpx-express/v1/trips/search#request) for example?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: lubaby on May 24, 2016, 01:29:48 PM
Right. We plan to show whether there is a high YQ, but it is impossible to have an exact amount of YQ.
The Fly3Z (https://fly3z.com/) guys did it (for most of the airlines they offered). Although it seems like they went bust 2 months ago.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: David Smith on May 24, 2016, 01:34:00 PM
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 (https://developers.google.com/qpx-express/v1/trips/search#request) 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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on May 24, 2016, 01:37:26 PM
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 (https://developers.google.com/qpx-express/v1/trips/search#request) for example?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 01:38:15 PM
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.

Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2016, 01:40:45 PM
What do you mean? 50k seems to be correct.
Click nonstop only.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/78000
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2016, 01:42:23 PM
physixfan and skysniper, if you guys are associated with the company, perhaps we should rename your DDF handles to AwardHacker and AwardHacker1 or something?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2016, 01:44:34 PM
Although it seems like they went bust 2 months ago.

Details?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aerial Dag on May 24, 2016, 01:49:23 PM
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.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: lubaby on May 24, 2016, 01:50:25 PM
Details?
Not much. Nothing changed since this (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-tools/1707118-fly3z-com-introducing-new-award-search-engine-5.html).

I reached out to them a couple of times but haven't heard back.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: coralsnake on May 24, 2016, 01:59:42 PM
Apparently there no F on this route (switching to "Up to 1 Stop" only shows connecting flights):

(https://i.gyazo.com/50535d0ad1559287fad07a4cd60eb5f4.png)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 02:36:12 PM
Apparently there no F on this route (switching to "Up to 1 Stop" only shows connecting flights):

(https://i.gyazo.com/50535d0ad1559287fad07a4cd60eb5f4.png)

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...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 02:36:45 PM
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!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2016, 02:40:47 PM
Hahaha that's a good idea!

It's a serious suggestion, if you can PM me the handle you want to change to and  physixfan PM me his I'll change it for you guys. Free of charge :P
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 03:04:45 PM
Apparently there no F on this route (switching to "Up to 1 Stop" only shows connecting flights):

(https://i.gyazo.com/50535d0ad1559287fad07a4cd60eb5f4.png)

This has been fixed, but your original results has been cached, you can see the updated version here before the cache expires: http://www.awardhacker.com/#f=JFK&t=YVR&r=mr&r=ur&r=typ&r=spg&o=0&c=f&s=1&p=0 (http://www.awardhacker.com/#f=JFK&t=YVR&r=mr&r=ur&r=typ&r=spg&o=0&c=f&s=1&p=0)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 03:11:52 PM
Click nonstop only.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/78000

Ah I get it...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 03:15:17 PM
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 (https://developers.google.com/qpx-express/v1/trips/search#request) for example?

QPX is amazing but it costs money on every search :( Need to find some ways to balance the cost...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: yelped on May 24, 2016, 08:33:58 PM
Site is down?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2016, 08:35:48 PM
QPX is amazing but it costs money on every search :( Need to find some ways to balance the cost...

No bulk pricing?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 08:37:01 PM
Site is down?

Yep... Fixing it right now, should be OK in a few minutes.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 24, 2016, 08:38:45 PM
No bulk pricing?

Haven't heard of that yet, but that's a good direction. I should take a look at that.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on May 27, 2016, 01:41:20 AM
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...

Same issue here:

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=o27wrEaQxGvV9Gpu8dZybE06c1s7oL)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on May 27, 2016, 03:47:38 AM
Same issue here:

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=o27wrEaQxGvV9Gpu8dZybE06c1s7oL)

Just removed the filter using (unreliable) cabin data. It shouldn't happen again unless with cached results. Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on May 27, 2016, 04:58:33 PM
Just some feedback, Nice site, YQ info would make it my awesome.

Never knew you could book DL J RT LHR-NYC for 80k KE.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2016, 03:09:11 PM
Any plans to include programs like LifeMiles? Asiana?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 03, 2016, 07:31:25 PM
Any plans to include programs like LifeMiles? Asiana?

Of course! Just a matter of time...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 05, 2016, 04:00:37 AM
Any plans to include programs like LifeMiles? Asiana?

Asiana has been added!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on June 05, 2016, 04:08:20 AM
👍
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 05, 2016, 07:37:02 AM
Didnt check out the site till now as there are half a dozen sites doing the same thing and I didn't expect this to be any better. After playing around with it a little I really think its significantly more user friendly and better then the others as of now.  Seems pretty accurate from what I saw. So far came upon one issue, In possible routes for AA it shows routing through thirdregions which I dont believe are allowed.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on June 05, 2016, 07:43:35 AM
Never knew you could book DL J RT LHR-NYC for 80k KE.

If you can find DL lowest-level award availability, that's the only space partners can book.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on June 05, 2016, 07:54:26 AM
If you can find DL lowest-level award availability, that's the only space partners can book.
Plenty of space on the nyc-lhr route, both on DL and VS.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 05, 2016, 12:36:59 PM
CMB is pricing out like Asia, Should be Indian Subcontinent.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yordai Dooma on June 05, 2016, 12:46:59 PM
JFK-FRA-TLV shows on awardhacker as 67.5K one way in business on LH
Seems to price out higher on LH
Is 67.5 correct?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 05, 2016, 02:31:42 PM
Didnt check out the site till now as there are half a dozen sites doing the same thing and I didn't expect this to be any better. After playing around with it a little I really think its significantly more user friendly and better then the others as of now.  Seems pretty accurate from what I saw. So far came upon one issue, In possible routes for AA it shows routing through thirdregions which I dont believe are allowed.

Thanks for your support! We haven't added any routing rules yet, but we definitely will!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 05, 2016, 02:36:47 PM
JFK-FRA-TLV shows on awardhacker as 67.5K one way in business on LH
Seems to price out higher on LH
Is 67.5 correct?

It it correct, see the official mileage calculator: https://www.meilenrechner.de/spend_miles.php?language=eng (https://www.meilenrechner.de/spend_miles.php?language=eng)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 05, 2016, 03:10:30 PM
I see now that none of the AA region definitions from the past deval were updated.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 05, 2016, 04:03:13 PM
I see now that none of the AA region definitions from the past deval were updated.

We actually didn't know AA region definitions are also changed. Should be fixed now. Thanks for reminding!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on June 05, 2016, 07:08:38 PM
NYC-SYD in F shows up as 110k AA miles, isn't it 115k?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: benjie1305 on June 05, 2016, 07:11:12 PM
NYC-SYD in F shows up as 110k AA miles, isn't it 115k?

110k is right.

115k is to ME and India Sub.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on June 05, 2016, 07:17:05 PM
110k is right.

115k is to ME and India Sub.
Got it, Tnx.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 05:49:08 PM
Having trouble changing some of the fields.  I.e. cabin and route type.  Just me?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 05:52:47 PM
Having trouble changing some of the fields.  I.e. cabin and route type.  Just me?

Haven't heard it yet. What browser are you using? And what is the problem specifically?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 05:54:22 PM
Haven't heard it yet. What browser are you using? And what is the problem specifically?

Chrome.  Last night it would let me select "one way," and now it's not letting me change from "economy."  However, it is letting me search for one ways now.

ETA:  It's all working properly in Firefox.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 06:04:14 PM
Chrome.  Last night it would let me select "one way," and now it's not letting me change from "economy."  However, it is letting me search for one ways now.

ETA:  It's all working properly in Firefox.

That's really weird... Could you please tell me the Chrome version? It works well on my chrome...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 06:22:52 PM
That's really weird... Could you please tell me the Chrome version? It works well on my chrome...

Version 51.0.2704.84 m

Probably just me then.  Thanks for your quick response!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 06:24:21 PM
Chrome.  Last night it would let me select "one way," and now it's not letting me change from "economy."  However, it is letting me search for one ways now.

ETA:  It's all working properly in Firefox.

And also, do all the other filters working normally? Like stops, off-peak...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 06:29:59 PM
Version 51.0.2704.84 m

Probably just me then.  Thanks for your quick response!

That's super weird, since I'm using the same Chrome version with you! What operating system are you using then? And when you say "it's not letting me change", do you mean you cannot even see the dropdown list when clicking it, or you can see it but cannot choose others?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 06:36:15 PM
That's super weird, since I'm using the same Chrome version with you! What operating system are you using then? And when you say "it's not letting me change", do you mean you cannot even see the dropdown list when clicking it, or you can see it but cannot choose others?

Deleted my cookies too, and still no go.  It won't let me see the drop down menu. 

Windows 10 Home, 64-bit.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 07:07:47 PM
Deleted my cookies too, and still no go.  It won't let me see the drop down menu. 

Windows 10 Home, 64-bit.

So what about other select filters like stops/off-peak? Can you see the dropdown menus there?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 07:11:11 PM
I can only see the drop down menus on FF Programs and Reward Programs, none of the others.  Really strange.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Alexsei on June 10, 2016, 07:20:07 PM
What about chrome in incognito?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 07:21:33 PM
I can only see the drop down menus on FF Programs and Reward Programs, none of the others.  Really strange.

I see... I will try to find a windows machine to debug. But it will be wonderful if you could right-click the page, choose "Inspect", and see if there are any errors (shown in red) in the Console ;D Thanks!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 07:31:24 PM
Same issues in incognito.  This is what inspect shows, although I'm clueless as to what I'm looking for.

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/anaiman/AH_zpsrcdswchf.png) (http://s659.photobucket.com/user/anaiman/media/AH_zpsrcdswchf.png.html)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 07:36:53 PM
Same issues in incognito.  This is what inspect shows, although I'm clueless as to what I'm looking for.

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/anaiman/AH_zpsrcdswchf.png) (http://s659.photobucket.com/user/anaiman/media/AH_zpsrcdswchf.png.html)

There is a "Console" on top, right next to "Elements". Could you please click it and see if it shows any errors?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 07:39:08 PM
It's not showing anything.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 10, 2016, 07:40:15 PM
It's not showing anything.

Wow that can't be more strange... Are you using a computer with touch screen or something like that?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aaaron on June 10, 2016, 07:45:23 PM
Wow that can't be more strange... Are you using a computer with touch screen or something like that?

Wow!  Good call.  It works using the touchscreen, but not by using the touch pad.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: SPLP on June 11, 2016, 01:46:05 AM
When will you add AEGEAN AIR?-they offer good reward value on STAR ALLIANCE  awards

What you have done so far is helpful and know it is a "work in progress" and have done a good job---but can be misleading --since many airlines are left off
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 11, 2016, 05:22:07 AM
Wow!  Good call.  It works using the touchscreen, but not by using the touch pad.

I've made some fix for it, but I'm not sure if it will work since I don't have such a device to test. Tell me if the bug is still there.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: enwhycee on June 11, 2016, 02:10:33 PM
It's working fine for me!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 13, 2016, 07:29:53 AM
What is this?:
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 13, 2016, 07:35:46 AM
What is this?:
There at countless routing errors.  They aren't accurate at all.

We haven't added any routing rules yet, but we definitely will!

Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 13, 2016, 07:40:14 AM


When will you add AEGEAN AIR?-they offer good reward value on STAR ALLIANCE  awards

For example? What's a good value without high YQ?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: SPLP on June 13, 2016, 12:11:08 PM

For example? What's a good value without high YQ?

today i fig any yq less than 300 is good - no yq !!!sure it would be better :) -but when you start trip from Europe( athens ) almost always high yq compared to starting in states

ATH JFK R/T 90K BIZ  and ABT $300 Y Q- this is less than  LH .BA Y Q --  and less miles ---united is abt $100 yq but 140k--- -I have not yet used A3 for this - called A3 and was quoted this

if u disagree feel free to explain a better way
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 13, 2016, 12:35:20 PM
The very website we are discussing shows cheaper options.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: SPLP on June 13, 2016, 01:08:26 PM
The very website we are discussing shows cheaper options.
---YES

(Awd hacker is doing a good job and eventually it could be the go to tool once it is completed )

-but--I personalty prefer to stay with an American or European airline , i just feel more comfortable -the European partners ( ba etc) of JAL CX etc  that offer less than 90k r/t will have i blv higher yq -- but i do understand why others will use them (Asian airlines)

just saw this (FROM running with miles )- for whatever it is worth -pt 2 is very important to me

Read more: Should your credit to United or Aegean?
1. Together Account – Pool Miles

If you (or anyone you know) has an Aegean Silver or Gold account, you can setup what is called a Together Account. This is an account where you can pool miles from your travels and up to 5 other people. This is a great way to make use of those few thousand miles that your friends, family, or co-workers get in a year!

Many times, people may not even put a FF number on a ticket thinking that they will not be able to do anything with the 3,000 miles they earn (especially with how United awards miles now). With a Together Account, all of those miles pool together into one account that you can use for yourself or anyone else!

Plus, you will get 1,000 award miles for each account that is made with Aegean and those pool as well! To see all the details about the Together Account, check this post.
2. Cheap Cancellation Fees

US airlines charge a high amount for a general traveler to cancel an award ticket. It can be $200 just to get your miles back when you cancel an award! Not so with many foreign airline programs! In the case of Aegean, it is only €20 to cancel an award flight and get your miles back! This is helpful as you may be able to make more speculative award bookings without worrying about what the cost will be to cancel later.
3. Generous Award Chart
Aegean Airlines

Some of the sweet spots with Aegean awards

With the US airlines gutting their premium award charts, foreign programs can look more attractive all the time. With Aegean, there are many good redemption “sweet spots” to consider if you like premium award travel.

For instance, instead of paying 70,000 miles to fly US – Europe in business class on a partner airline (like you will with United), you can do that for only 45,000 miles with Aegean! Yes, you will pay fuel surcharges on airlines like Lufthansa, Austrian, Turkish, and others but you will be saving a substantial amount on the mileage end! Plus, the fuel surcharges are not nearly as bad as British Airways surcharges are (you can fly Turkish business for about $100+ one way).
4. SPG Transfer Partner

Towards the end of last year, SPG became partners with Aegean for transfers. That was a great news since there was no easy way for people to accrue Aegean miles unless they flew before. Now, you can transfer at 1:1 and receive a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 Starpoints you transfer. This can be a great way to get to your next award quicker!

To put it plainly, you can now get business class tickets on carriers like Lufthansa, United, Turkish, Austrian, etc. between North American and Europe for only 40,000 Starpoints – and have 5,000 miles leftover (you will pay surcharges on some of those airlines).

Tip: If you wanted to transfer to United, it will be at a 2:1 ratio so Aegean is a nice way to get some award flights on United with the straight 1:1 transfer ratio.
Summary

With all the changes being made in US frequent flyer programs, it can make sense to look at crediting flights to partners. While the amount of miles you earn with Aegean will differ based on the fare class of the ticket, it can still provide some nice ways to accumulate miles quicker with things like the Together account and the SPG transfer option.

Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 16, 2016, 04:43:14 PM
What is this?:

We don't have ANY route filters yet... So most search will contain some unrealistic or forbidden routes, and you just got one 8)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on June 16, 2016, 05:58:00 PM
v1.1:
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: shmoe joe on June 16, 2016, 06:28:54 PM
Thanks you guys are gr8
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 16, 2016, 07:25:17 PM
v1.1:
  • 2016.6.16 updated.
  • We changed the way to select Frequent Flyer Programs. Now UR/MR/TYP/SPG points options are combined with Frequent Flyer Programs options, so their relationship has become OR. Now you can easily make this kind of selection: "show UR/MR/TYP partners and AA mile, but don’t show other SPG partners (https://www.awardhacker.com/#a=mr&a=ur&a=typ&a=AA&o=0&c=y&s=1&p=0)".
  • We added support to the following miles:
    • Air France (AF) Flying Blue (First class not included since it is only available to elite Flying Blue members)
    • Asiana Airlines (OZ) Asiana Club
    • Avianca (AV) LifeMiles (Partners only)
is there an option to add a specific date from when your leaving to when you return to search those specific date prices? 
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 16, 2016, 07:26:25 PM
v1.1:
  • 2016.6.16 updated.
  • We changed the way to select Frequent Flyer Programs. Now UR/MR/TYP/SPG points options are combined with Frequent Flyer Programs options, so their relationship has become OR. Now you can easily make this kind of selection: "show UR/MR/TYP partners and AA mile, but don’t show other SPG partners (https://www.awardhacker.com/#a=mr&a=ur&a=typ&a=AA&o=0&c=y&s=1&p=0)".
  • We added support to the following miles:
    • Air France (AF) Flying Blue (First class not included since it is only available to elite Flying Blue members)
    • Asiana Airlines (OZ) Asiana Club
    • Avianca (AV) LifeMiles (Partners only)
if this is correct will be truly amazing! Thanks. Now just have to chk the airlines prices of those dates!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 16, 2016, 07:33:54 PM
is there an option to add a specific date from when your leaving to when you return to search those specific date prices?

We do not support availability information yet, thus we cannot make use of the date information. All we do now is to show the published award chart. In reality, when you try to redeem award ticket, some dates may require more miles, some dates may not be available --- you need to check that yourself.

But we do provide the option to add specific date when you search ticket price (with cash instead of miles). Just click on any "show cent/mile" link to see it.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: eli1571 on June 16, 2016, 08:04:01 PM
Do you have an app or just a website ?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 16, 2016, 08:07:48 PM
Do you have an app or just a website ?

Currently just a website, but we optimized it for mobile device, so you shouldn't have trouble using it on mobile.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: eli1571 on June 16, 2016, 08:15:07 PM
Currently just a website, but we optimized it for mobile device, so you shouldn't have trouble using it on mobile.
Thanx
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 16, 2016, 08:15:59 PM
Currently just a website, but we optimized it for mobile device, so you shouldn't have trouble using it on mobile.
Pretty cool I must say , it works grt for the airlines and amnt needed to fly, only 1 slight problem is those dates I want are all sold out! Do you guys plan on adding to the site dates? 
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 16, 2016, 08:22:37 PM
Pretty cool I must say , it works grt for the airlines and amnt needed to fly, only 1 slight problem is those dates I want are all sold out! Do you guys plan on adding to the site dates?

Definitely if we can! The availability information is hard to get. You can see that from the fact that few existing award ticket availability search websites are not free... We need to have more impact before we can do that.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 17, 2016, 04:04:50 PM
Definitely if we can! The availability information is hard to get. You can see that from the fact that few existing award ticket availability search websites are not free... We need to have more impact before we can do that.
what do you mean there not free?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AwardHacker on June 17, 2016, 05:07:39 PM
what do you mean there not free?

I mean expertflyer actually :) You need to pay the subscription fee for the availability search feature...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 19, 2016, 05:03:29 AM
That's a very minimal fee of $10 monthly. Not worth it for you?

I mean expertflyer actually :) You need to pay the subscription fee for the availability search feature...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 19, 2016, 05:06:37 AM


That's a very minimal fee of $10 monthly.
For personal use.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 19, 2016, 07:45:44 AM
For personal use.

What's the fee for corporate?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on June 19, 2016, 08:32:51 PM
I don't think they have this option... Their data is the key for them to let people be willing to pay.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Z56 on June 20, 2016, 01:16:08 PM
Excellent website. I wish you can show the availability.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 20, 2016, 01:24:10 PM
Excellent website. I wish you can show the availability.
+1 grt tip to know where to book your flight! (instead of searching every award site avlb. )
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 21, 2016, 04:54:18 AM
+1 grt tip to know where to book your flight! (instead of searching every award site avlb. )

expert flyer can be a great tool for you to check availability on many
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 21, 2016, 04:55:11 AM
expert flyer can be a great tool for you to check availability on many
need an account or $?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 21, 2016, 05:53:14 AM
need an account or $?
both.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 21, 2016, 06:46:33 AM
need an account or $?

$10 a month, or $99 a year. Great tool for frequent traveler with options of setting email alerts when specific classes open
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 21, 2016, 05:38:06 PM
$10 a month, or $99 a year. Great tool for frequent traveler with options of setting email alerts when specific classes open
It's actually connected through the dates you plug in and tells you when there's an opening? 
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 22, 2016, 05:06:40 AM
It's actually connected through the dates you plug in and tells you when there's an opening?

Yes! There's a trial period. Just try it out
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 22, 2016, 06:05:19 AM
Yes! There's a trial period. Just try it out
Thanks will definitely try it (anyone one company specific?)happen to be looking for a flght to las and as well as to tlv so hope this works! (just got to make a few accounts with those partner reward airlines which dnt let u search without an account.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Elite1 on June 22, 2016, 08:42:41 AM
Thanks will definitely try it (anyone one company specific?)happen to be looking for a flght to las and as well as to tlv so hope this works! (just got to make a few accounts with those partner reward airlines which dnt let u search without an account.

Some more details on where you wanna fly?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on June 22, 2016, 08:44:28 AM
Some more details?
Expertflyer.com
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: myi on June 23, 2016, 03:17:56 AM
Some more details on where you wanna fly?
nyc to las and then later from nyc to tlv, will check both sites out and see how they run.  thnks
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: ExGingi on June 23, 2016, 06:50:54 AM
On mobile can't get 2 stops search.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AsherO on June 23, 2016, 08:44:16 AM
I don't understand why you are hijacking the OPs thread about the AwardHacker tool to discuss another tool, perhaps you should move your discussion to the ExpertFlyer thread.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on June 23, 2016, 09:06:21 AM
I don't understand why you are hijacking the OPs thread about the AwardHacker tool to discuss another tool, perhaps you should move your discussion to the ExpertFlyer thread.
This is actually the least OT I have seen a thread get.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: physixfan on July 14, 2016, 04:14:23 PM
v1.2:
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on July 14, 2016, 08:45:28 PM


v1.2:
  • 2016.07.14 updated.
  • We added support to the following frequent flyer programs:
    • Southwest Airlines (WN) Rapid Rewards (U.S. domestic only)
    • Virgin America (VX) Elevate (Partners only)
  • Note that Southwest Airlines (WN) uses price-based award chart. The number of miles we show here is a lower limit (sale offers are not included). If you want to redeem for a award ticket close to the date of departure, or you want an award ticket on peak seasons, then more miles are required because of the increase of the ticket price.

So you're system now knows and checks the underlying price of WN tickets? Nice.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: srap on July 15, 2016, 05:07:25 AM
This is actually the least OT I have seen a thread get.
Maybe, but it would be nicer if the OT weren't lauding a competing site.

AwardHacker, your site is AWESOME, clear, easy to use (for mileage beginners like me), and efficient!
Looking forward to seeing you incorporate the mileage mavens' wishlists making your tool the goto site.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: bznt on August 15, 2016, 08:09:06 PM
I checked NYC to muc. Award hacker shows 50k one way  asiana miles for 1st class. But when I called to check availability they said it's 80k each way.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: AJK on August 15, 2016, 08:39:10 PM
I checked NYC to muc. Award hacker shows 50k one way  asiana miles for 1st class. But when I called to check availability they said it's 80k each way.

They were wrong.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: bznt on August 15, 2016, 08:52:47 PM
They were wrong.
They colect yq on Lufthansa or united?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on August 16, 2016, 02:10:58 PM
Can you add a filter to specify which carrier i want to fly, not just which FF program to use?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: yitzyul on August 16, 2016, 05:25:46 PM
Excellent site, and I use it frequently!!!
THANKS
(cant wait for YQ) and possibly to add routing options as well
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: @Yehuda on August 16, 2016, 07:00:09 PM
Can you add a filter to specify which carrier i want to fly, not just which FF program to use?
+1
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Luvtotravel on August 16, 2016, 11:13:18 PM
why doesnt BOB come up?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on August 23, 2016, 10:40:17 PM
Site is still listing 9W as an option for BRU-NYC, They stopped this route in March.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on September 29, 2016, 04:47:36 PM
TLV-NYC shows as 40k M&M OW in Y, shows 30k on M&M site. (Unless it's cheaper because of Israeli address on file).
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: a mirrer on September 30, 2016, 04:16:44 AM
TLV-NYC shows as 40k M&M OW in Y, shows 30k on M&M site. (Unless it's cheaper because of Israeli address on file).
that
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on September 30, 2016, 10:12:21 AM
that

Tnx, thought that only works for J.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on November 07, 2016, 06:54:19 PM
It appears that delta raised the price for NYC-CAN to 80k OW in J, instead of 70k shown on the site.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: yitzyul on November 08, 2016, 05:16:04 PM
Virgin from JFK-LHR raised their rates as well
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: bznt on November 08, 2016, 05:35:54 PM
Virgin from JFK-LHR raised their rates as well
How much is it now in j ?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on November 30, 2016, 10:42:58 PM
Is there a site l like this that I can search multi-city?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: high end hobo on December 07, 2016, 09:40:06 AM
Great Site, but do the developers even follow this thread to see the feedback?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: shimino1 on December 07, 2016, 12:00:18 PM
Doesn't show Alitalia TLV-NYC
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: high end hobo on December 07, 2016, 12:18:33 PM
Doesn't show Alitalia TLV-NYC
Doesn't show AZ at all
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Centurion on December 11, 2016, 08:19:14 PM
i cant find the "date field" what am i missing?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: high end hobo on December 11, 2016, 08:21:38 PM
i cant find the "date field" what am i missing?
There is none.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Centurion on December 11, 2016, 08:46:54 PM
so what dates can you check- only live now? what if you want to travel in the future?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Joe4007 on December 11, 2016, 08:50:45 PM
so what dates can you check- only live now? what if you want to travel in the future?
This is a tool to check rates, not availability.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Centurion on December 11, 2016, 09:02:23 PM
Rates change often and it doesn't really help if not available unless it's a general info. Which is as good as a wiki
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on December 11, 2016, 09:06:19 PM
Rates change often and it doesn't really help if not available unless it's a general info. Which is as good as a wiki
An easy searchable Wiki/database. That's about it.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on December 12, 2016, 03:19:09 AM


Rates change often and it doesn't really help if not available unless it's a general info. Which is as good as a wiki

Rates don't really change often and when they do the attempt to update it.
If this is as good as a wiki than I take it you never really searched for award availability.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Centurion on December 12, 2016, 05:30:31 AM
If you can add a date field and run , now that's a cool part. (Pexportal has it)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on December 12, 2016, 10:16:59 AM
If you can add a date field and run , now that's a cool part. (Pexportal has it)
The rates are always the same until an airline changes them, I'm not sure what you're looking for in a date field.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: lubaby on December 12, 2016, 10:30:23 AM
The rates are always the same until an airline changes them, I'm not sure what you're looking for in a date field.
Availability.. AA might be a great value on a specific route, but if there's no availability with them or any of their partners when you need to travel, it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: bznt on December 12, 2016, 10:32:57 AM
Availability.. AA might be a great value on a specific route, but if there's no availability with them or any of their partners when you need to travel, it doesn't really matter.
Awardace has a date field for peak rates
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on December 12, 2016, 12:36:51 PM
Availability.. AA might be a great value on a specific route, but if there's no availability with them or any of their partners when you need to travel, it doesn't really matter.
A free service is not gonna search availability for you.
Yes, you are right, what I actually mean is it is impossible to do it for free...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: LoLo on December 30, 2016, 02:38:36 PM
JFK-ICN-CAN shows as 92.5k KE, should be 62k.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: ual902 on December 30, 2016, 03:43:07 PM
AMS FRA 6.38K  SQ  needed?!! is this a mistake?!!

(http://i.imgur.com/yiEf9QP.png)

https://www.awardhacker.com/#f=AMS&t=Frankfurt&o=1&c=y&s=1&p=0 (https://www.awardhacker.com/#f=AMS&t=Frankfurt&o=1&c=y&s=1&p=0)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Centurion on December 31, 2016, 01:14:12 PM
What about if there is no way out of Israel on Mileage.
What country to pay ticket to. Then book a milage ticket from there  (in buisness)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Emkay on December 31, 2016, 01:27:42 PM
AMS FRA 6.38K  SQ  needed?!! is this a mistake?!!

(http://i.imgur.com/yiEf9QP.png)

https://www.awardhacker.com/#f=AMS&t=Frankfurt&o=1&c=y&s=1&p=0 (https://www.awardhacker.com/#f=AMS&t=Frankfurt&o=1&c=y&s=1&p=0)
If your referring to the routing, they have never been accurate.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: chinagel on March 19, 2017, 09:13:31 AM
is there a way to add in a stopover? looking for jfk-hkg-tlv
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmm740 on March 19, 2017, 09:16:13 AM
is there a way to add in a stopover? looking for jfk-hkg-tlv
AS
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: chinagel on March 19, 2017, 09:17:59 AM
what if i dont want to look at AS miles?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: high end hobo on March 19, 2017, 08:26:05 PM
what if i dont want to look at AS miles?
Then don't look at them?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on March 19, 2017, 11:07:36 PM
I searched JFK- MSQ and this came up(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/6f2e96c11f3e0ccd2ab2d9bee3e5ce6d.jpg)

But when I went to their website, there was no option for MSQ

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/b4a8f750ed3f725bb640f9d311e2265f.jpg)
Title: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 11:13:29 PM
I searched JFK- MSQ and this came up

But when I went to their website, there was no option for MSQ
Use BA to search.
ETA: if you're searching for EY space you have to do it on their website.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on March 19, 2017, 11:18:30 PM
Use BA to search.
ETA: if you're searching for EY space you have to do it on their website.
Thanks

But they don't fly this route...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/6bf669e0d748cc19a88259b891271c48.jpg)
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 11:19:04 PM
Thanks

But they don't fly this route...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/6bf669e0d748cc19a88259b891271c48.jpg)
See my edit.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Hershelsdeals on March 19, 2017, 11:29:51 PM
See my edit.
EY?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on March 19, 2017, 11:35:15 PM
See my edit.
Why would I travel though Abu Dhabi?

And my overall question is it seems like awardhacker is totally off...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 11:35:30 PM
EY?
I'm not sure what your question is.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 11:36:28 PM
Why would I travel though Abu Dhabi?
I thought you were trying to fly EY.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on March 19, 2017, 11:39:56 PM
I thought you were trying to fly EY.
Your right....

I didn't realize the EY there..I was looking at the Asiana.com...
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 11:40:28 PM
Your right....

I didn't realize the EY there..I was looking at the Asiana.com...
What airline are you trying to fly?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Yammer on March 19, 2017, 11:45:38 PM
What airline are you trying to fly?
I was looking for the best milage rate. All the options are bookable with SPG
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 11:52:10 PM
I was looking for the best milage rate. All the options are bookable with SPG
You'll have to search each leg separately, it could be that no OneWorld airline published a fare between those two cities. I'm not sure what OZ's rule is when it comes to booking an award that doesn't have a published fare between the city pairs, it could be that they'll let you do it, I known AA won't.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: ual902 on October 10, 2017, 04:49:33 AM
Will the Etihad program be coming anytime soon to awardhacker?!
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Alexsei on February 20, 2019, 12:04:20 PM
Any similar site that will show YQ estimate?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Zalc on February 21, 2019, 11:40:34 AM
Any similar site that will show YQ estimate?
Does JuicyMiles show that?
I know it's not free, but the 5 day pass isn't too expensive.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: israshot on June 25, 2019, 09:20:07 AM
Finnaly an update.
Keep up the work.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Aerial Dag on June 25, 2019, 09:43:29 AM
Finnaly an update.
Keep up the work.
What was updated? The award charts?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: davidrotts63 on June 25, 2019, 09:47:11 AM
What was updated? The award charts?
Apparently AB is still the best way to get to TXL.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: eliteflyer on June 25, 2019, 12:40:44 PM
Correction to the charts: When searching FLL-YUL, you show Asia Miles as an option for redemption on AC. redemptions on AC using Asia Miles are only available for certain Canadian domestic routes and not available on any US routes.
https://www.asiamiles.com/en/media-centre/press-release/article.html/asia-miles-welcomes-air-canada
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Divora M on July 09, 2019, 08:42:03 PM
I looked up flight one way from ORD to PTY and it says the cheapest is 10k + CX miles with AMerican Airlines. What does the +CX miles mean?
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: israshot on July 09, 2019, 08:49:03 PM
I looked up flight one way from ORD to PTY and it says the cheapest is 10k + CX miles with AMerican Airlines. What does the +CX miles mean?
CX is Cathay Pacific, Asia Miles, you can transfer from amex.
Title: Re: AwardHacker: a tool we build to tell you how to travel with the least miles
Post by: Divora M on July 09, 2019, 09:39:53 PM
CX is Cathay Pacific, Asia Miles, you can transfer from amex.

I understand that it means Cathay Pacifc miles but I wasn’t sure what the + sign meant. Every other airline just had the amount of miles it would be, so I am just wondering if it mean 10k Miles plus Cathay Pacific miles?