Travel Tools - KVS Tool -- source sites?
May 31, 12, 7:26 am
this is may be a little OT, but KVS is a tool many milage run pros seem to use.
I was wondering, if anybody knew, what some of the more obscure underlying sites are that KVS is scraping.
Since they request user's own usernames and passwords for subscription only sites (like ANA's StarAlliance award availability etc.), I assume that the other sites are public (may be I'm wrong) and could be accessed via the internet independtly of KVS -- not withstanding the comfort that the KVS "1990's" interface offers.
So: e.g. the fare listing sites (Dotres and what not): is there a way to know, which site is being scraped to get the list of published fares and is it possible to access it via http?
Many thanks for any insight.
All the best,
May 31, 12, 8:15 am
Based on the terms and conditions, KVS states something along the lines of "every site is believe to be publicly available" - so I assume that if you find the address you can access them without KVS. But I don't know of finding the sites. If you're trying to save money on a membership, I just got one, and think it's a pretty good deal :D
Jun 2, 12, 4:53 am
thanks for the shout. I also got a KVS premium membership and I also really like it -- so not trying to cheat on them...
What I'm actually really interested is to understand where they source the fare data from, which is difficult to access otherwise. I'm trying to access this site directly for more complicated and powerful queries than are possible with KVS ...
Anyone got any ideas?
Jun 4, 12, 3:31 am
Thanks a bunch!
Jun 4, 12, 10:34 am
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JDiver, Senior Moderator
Jun 4, 12, 11:03 am
Jan@BRU, here are a few websites that offer fare information that may or may not be useful to you in your quest for data:
Jun 4, 12, 11:27 am
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JDiver, Senior Moderator