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Old Jul 27, 10, 8:40 am   #1
 
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UsingMiles.com - Potentially useful website

Just wanted to share a new website find:

https://www.usingmiles.com/

I haven't tested it out much but it looks promising.
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Old Jul 27, 10, 10:16 am   #2
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They have been around for a while, but under a different name.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...ch-awards.html

Though there's not much useful info in that thread other then the date it was written.
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Old Sep 9, 10, 12:36 am   #3
 
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Just got an e-mail today that I've been selected to use the service. Registered a few of my programs and it pulled in all the account info. So far, so good. I think it's a great idea and looking forward to checking it out further.
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Old Oct 6, 10, 3:55 pm   #4
 
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If you want an invite, PM your email address to me. If you sign up, nothing of value is given to me.

Or try this site:

http://www.usingmiles.com/netted
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Old Oct 8, 10, 1:58 pm   #5
 
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Not impressed with booking engine's approach to award availability. Basically it just shows possibilities and when selected dumps you in plan's web site.

Has anyone else used it and had a better experience?
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Old Nov 3, 10, 5:38 pm   #6
 
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randy

There's only one frequent flyer technology I trust to manage my 17 million miles -- UsingMiles.com
-- Randy Petersen, Founder of FlyerTalk

btw. randy is a testimonial, i would guess that randy did invest in that company or why would he act as a testimonial.

if i knew flyertalk is involved, i would be more comfortable in storing some of my not so important accounts there.

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Old Nov 4, 10, 11:28 pm   #7
 
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Lifehacker did a post on this website yesterday.
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Old Nov 5, 10, 12:03 pm   #8
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These sites are popping up like flies - awardwallet, yodlee, gomiles, accruw, tripit, usingmiles - sounds ripe for a comparison.

If someone can PM an invite, I may try to write something up - I think I've joined the others out of curiosity.
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Old Nov 27, 10, 7:31 am   #9
 
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These sites are popping up like flies - awardwallet, yodlee, gomiles, accruw, tripit, usingmiles - sounds ripe for a comparison.

If someone can PM an invite, I may try to write something up - I think I've joined the others out of curiosity.
Did you do a write-up/review of these sites? Or is there a thread elsewhere on FT or even an external review?

I've been interested in service like this but been wary of trusting them enough to give my account information.
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Old Dec 1, 10, 1:55 pm   #10
 
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I actually like the site, i tried award wallet, and various others, but I actually like the interface that usingmiles offers. Not for booking, but keeping track of the various progrsms. I only recently noticed that there was a testimonal from randy!
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Old Dec 6, 10, 5:11 am   #11
 
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How does this compare with ANX, KVS, EF, etc?
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Old Dec 15, 10, 8:58 pm   #12
 
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concern with confiential information

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Did you do a write-up/review of these sites? Or is there a thread elsewhere on FT or even an external review?

I've been interested in service like this but been wary of trusting them enough to give my account information.
I started putting my confidential information in the sight and it just didn't feel right. I sent an email to privacy@usingmiles.com and my email bounced back. How do you really know where your information maybe going?
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Old Dec 15, 10, 10:31 pm   #13
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I finally got time to start using it, after playing with AwardWallet and GoMiles for a while, and I'm unimpressed so far. My initial session of trying to load the 20 programs available (I have 28 in AW) yielded an hour of frustration, 8 programs loaded multiple times, and two hung browsers. Some more work tonight to get all 20 in and 8 say "Hold tight, this program will be available soon!". And one of the "hold tight, coming soon" is Midwest Miles, which no longer exists.

It also tells me that I'm somehow CP status on USAir with 509 miles. (hint - several digits are missing). I'll see how their support is - I emailed GoMiles with a glitch not long ago and it was fixed in a matter of hours. First I need to figure out how to report the glitch - it's listed as a Beta product but there's no obvious "report a bug" feature (maybe I'm spoiled by the Firefox 4 beta reporting features I've been using)

I've yet to play with the Alerts for Find Flights functions, but so far it's way behind AW and GM as an award program tracking tool.

EDIT: I just noticed two of the hotel programs are also missing multiple digits, so it has 9 programs correct, and 3 of those are zero balance that may or may not actually be right.

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Old Jan 5, 11, 4:29 pm   #14
 
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Just got a invite to start using this a few weeks back and decided to join.

Very nice interface, I'm not sure I'll use it to make any bookings, but I like the program view at-a-glance for all my FF memberships. Nice tool.
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Old Jan 5, 12, 2:27 pm   #15
 
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Does anyone have more recent experience with this tool?

I am particularly interested in using it for award travel searching (so I wondering things like do the search function, and the booking link, work well? can it search multiple dates? will it do automated searching with email notification?).

They are asking for $30 for a yearly subscription, which isn't going to break the bank, but also isn't cheap for a product they describe as still being in beta, so any additional info. on whether people have found it reliable and useful would be appreciated.
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