Where does the KVS tool get its data and is KVS authorized to provide this data in the manner it is presented?
The tool is known to access a variety of web sites, many in a manner that is not authorized. Please see the next section of this Wiki for a list of sites believed to be accessed and their data access policies (where known).
Additionally, under some conditions the tool appears to access sites via a KVS-operated back end. This means that the tool is not just a 'web browser' that runs via a user's machine. No detailed public information is available about how this works or whether any of this back-end access is authorized.
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This is incredible. Hope we all don't crash the system. I guess we should all be conservative in our use of this new tool. I only plan to use it to plan out trips for upgrades. Won't bother using it just to check loads.
My only concern is that heavy usage may bring the underlying data source down, so, for now, it will require per-user registration: Once installed and launched for the 1st time, your numeric System Code will appear on the screen. Send it to me via a private FT message and I will send you back your registration code.
Just a few words about it:
Only classes available through the Galileo GDS will be shown
The tool is quite intelligent when it comes to interpreting the input data
The current version does not support the use of Proxy servers
If flight connections are listed incorrectly, make sure that the 1st class in your list is valid on all segments, i.e. enter YFC instead of FCY
Feel free to post your comments in this thread.
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Can you send me the operational cde follwing download...thanks for the program...very helpful....
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the German "aeroplan" tool became inaccessible to the general FT audience, I have generally used AMEX ITN, for seat availability. I have not needed to look for award availability, as a SE from the beginning of this year, I can over come capacity controls (ie instant KKs).
How is the New KVS tool compare with ITN, or the above Sabre tool, in terms of revenue classes? Neither the Sabre tool nor ITN give award seat availability, the only tool to look for D or W seats is the above sabre tool?