KVS Tool now searches CX awards!

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Old May 21, 09, 8:15 pm
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KVS Tool now searches CX awards!

As of today, the KVS Availability Tool has a beta version that allows you to search CX award availability. If you are a platinum member, just click on the link on the main page (http://www.kvstool.com/) to request access to the beta. Once downloaded and installed, the new option appears at the bottom of the list: CUPID: Awards/CX. All you need to do is enter your AsiaMiles number and PIN (free at https://www.asiamiles.com/am/en/homepage). This is a huge advance over the AsiaMiles/CX site which drives you crazy starting from scratch every time you want to change parameters (date, class, number of seats, origin/destination, etc.). A great tool just got greater.

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Old May 21, 09, 8:42 pm
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Cool. I am a also a plat subscriber, will give it a try. Tks.
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Old May 21, 09, 8:42 pm
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The KVS Tool beta has supported CX awards for quite some time (I myself have been using it before today).
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Old May 21, 09, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by midlevels View Post
The KVS Tool beta has supported CX awards for quite some time (I myself have been using it before today).
It was only just posted on the KVS site today. I certainly would have appreciated a heads up as I spent the last few days struggling with the AsiaMiles/CX site to find an award.
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Old May 21, 09, 9:10 pm
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Thanks. That will save a lot of guess work.
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Old May 22, 09, 4:49 am
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Great. I will consider switching from expertflyer to KVS
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Old May 22, 09, 8:50 am
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Great. I will consider switching from expertflyer to KVS
I'm on the same boat here. From the looks of it KVS seems to be harder to use than EF though.
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Old May 23, 09, 7:49 am
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I'm on the same boat here. From the looks of it KVS seems to be harder to use than EF though.
True, the KVS interface is not as self-evident as expertflyer, but KVS has an excellent FAQ (link on their main page) which pretty much spells out how to use the system and understand the codes and terminology. Worth a read.
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Old May 26, 09, 3:42 am
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I'm on the same boat here. From the looks of it KVS seems to be harder to use than EF though.
I have both, and I'd say that EF is far far far more user friendly than KVS. KVS is generally quite cumbersome to use. I'd sign up for the $15/3 month subscription in case you want to try it, in case you don't like it.
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Old Jul 5, 09, 2:58 pm
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First of all, thanks to all those KVS Tool members, who have participated in the CX Awards-Upgrades Beta.

BTW, does anyone know what are the upgrade booking classes on CX?
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Old Jul 5, 09, 3:16 pm
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First of all, thanks to all those KVS Tool members, who have participated in the CX Awards-Upgrades Beta.

BTW, does anyone know what are the upgrade booking classes on CX?
To the outside, upgrade and full redemption awards share the same booking class codes - U for business, Z for first. Internally, they are different.

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Old Jul 5, 09, 3:21 pm
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To the outside, upgrade, companion and full redemption awards share the same booking class codes - U for business, Z for first. Internally, they are different.
Do you know what those internal booking classes are?
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Old Jul 5, 09, 4:47 pm
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Just a thanks for KVS for making this addition. The awards shown in the tool via the CX site are indeed the inventory available to partners, at least AA and at least universally across the board for all the flights I've searched.

Probably wouldn't have bothered to put together the YYZ-HKG-MNL-HKG-LHR F award that I did if KVS tool hadn't made it so easy...
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Old Jul 5, 09, 5:21 pm
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Do you know what those internal booking classes are?
I don't know. I would like to know too. I read a while back that "R" is one of the internal award booking classes, but I am sure there are a lot more.
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Old Jul 6, 09, 8:09 pm
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Just a thanks for KVS for making this addition. The awards shown in the tool via the CX site are indeed the inventory available to partners, at least AA and at least universally across the board for all the flights I've searched.

Probably wouldn't have bothered to put together the YYZ-HKG-MNL-HKG-LHR F award that I did if KVS tool hadn't made it so easy...
That's certainly great to hear -- thanks for confirming and enjoy your award!
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