Lower-mileage award seats are so sparse these days (especially on US) that it's often not very efficient to search by city pairs. Does anyone know of a way to search for available AAdvantage award seats similar to doing a revenue-ticket search on ita? Like if I want to know if there are any award seats leaving from PHL (or an airport within, say, 150 miles) to ANY city on a certain date or dates (or, say, any city in Europe during a certain time period).
Such a tool would be extremely useful for finding the needles in the haystack. I think some airlines like BA provide this type of tool on their own website for their own flights.
Programs: Primarily AA EXP, Hilton Gold, National Executive. Also CX Gold, SPG Gold, Hertz Gold, AS & BA.
AAdvantage and Dividend Miles are still very separate, so posting in the consolidated forum would not be appropriate for this type of question.
That said, rather than move it to one of the sub-fora, I believe this question would benefit from the expertise of the regulars in the Travel Tools forum. There are sites and tools out there, and the experts there can weigh in and help you pick the right one for your needs.
This topic was moved from the AA forum to the Travel Tools forum.
Seems like a mixed-blessing, as the folks most likely to need/use this tool probably won't see it here, but perhaps the folks most interested in "tools" will.
FWIW, I don't actually think there's any need to worry about the difference between AA and US availability, because all US award availability is (presumably) now displayed on the AA website. That site is actually pretty good if, say, you want to see all the award availability between, say, PHL and MIA for a month. It's not so good if you want to see all the award availability to ANYWHERE (or a certain group of cities, like Europe) from PHL for a particular time period. That's the tool I'm looking for. Thanks.