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AwardAce: Compare Award Redemptions Across Airlines In Seconds

AwardAce: Compare Award Redemptions Across Airlines In Seconds

Old Aug 5, 15, 8:24 am
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AwardAce: Compare Award Redemptions Across Airlines In Seconds

Hi all — I'm writing to introduce AwardAce. We build great tools to help you use your miles and points, such as:
  1. Award Pricing Calculator: the most intuitive and comprehensive solution on the internet; find out exactly how much an award ticket can cost you across 25 programs.
  2. Discover Destinations: Enter your origin, program and number of points and we'll show you all the places you can go, in any cabin.
  3. Program Directory: almost everything you need to know about award programs, from airline and transfer partners to earning and redeeming strategy.
  4. Booking Guides: Step-by-step instructions on how to find and book award tickets on any airline, across 27 programs.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any feedback! Check back often—we're constantly improving our product and adding new features.

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Old Aug 5, 15, 7:41 pm
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So far so good , keep it up !
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Old Aug 6, 15, 12:05 pm
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So its like an award chart overview of all the programs for a given route?
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Old Aug 17, 15, 8:23 pm
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@fuyao totally. It basically does all the work of looking through individual award charts for you.

Let's say that you're thinking of taking a trip from New York to Hong Kong. If you're not totally familiar with all the programs out there, it might take you some time to find the charts and then figure out exactly how much they cost. Instead, just use AwardAce so you can focus on earning and spending the points. You might just discover some hidden gems as well (for example, did you know it only costs 95K points to fly roundtrip NYC-HKG on business via ANA?)

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Old Aug 17, 15, 8:36 pm
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How are you handling DL award tickets now that DL has removed their award charts?
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Old Aug 18, 15, 9:04 am
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I think you somehow have to take fuel surcharges into account. It isn't enough to compare only mileage required.
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Old Aug 18, 15, 9:38 am
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I think this is a good idea. Obviously getting beyond non-stops should be at the top of the list since in most cases it's region to region that matters (or overall mileage for the mileage-based programs).
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Old Aug 27, 15, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Richklhs View Post
I think you somehow have to take fuel surcharges into account. It isn't enough to compare only mileage required.
I agree. that is the killer.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 10:53 am
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The idea is great, but the limitation to search only direct flights is enough to deter the usefulness. Specially because most FFP calculate miles between zones.

Also, although the calculations of fuel surcharge aren't trivial, I'd expect that at least the presence of it would be indicated. So a 60K redemption with YQ would be less attractive than a 70K without.
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Old Aug 28, 15, 7:17 am
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Happy to announce the addition of two new programs: SKYPASS and Enrich. More to come shortly. Another great option for US-Korea in first!

@glennaa11 we'll turn on one/multi-stop searching in the coming weeks. It's a big change to the algorithm and takes some time to properly test.

@Richklhs (how's it going!), @eyesinthesky we agree that fuel surcharges are important, but as @kaarlows mentioned, the calculations are very much non-trival. There isn't a simple way to source this kind of information for an infinite combination of airport pairs. Rest assured that we will take up this project after we iron out some low-hanging fruit; it is on our roadmap!
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Old Sep 28, 15, 8:32 am
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AwardAce v1.1.0

We just added a new feature to AwardAce: the ability to filter by individual programs and by transferable partners. In addition to that, every program “card” now sports some transfer partner info in case you want to know exactly which programs transfer are AMEX or Chase partners.

Example image below. Example link: http://www.awardace.com/redemptions/...tners=amex,spg

Happy to take more feedback!


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Old Sep 29, 15, 4:50 pm
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What is the website that let you put in two city pairs and it spit out the different options for points? I'm going blank...Similar to what these guys are trying to do.
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Old Oct 2, 15, 6:09 am
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A little like http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...demptions.html
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Old Oct 6, 15, 7:27 am
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We’ve been busy working on a new release and are happy to announce support for both direct and one-stop itineraries. The below query from New York to Singapore, for example, includes rates for connecting routes on several airlines.

http://www.awardace.com/redemptions/dd6064bc30/NYC-SIN

We’re confident that this—along with the advanced filtering functionality we released last week—will simplify the award planning process for beginners and road warriors alike.


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Old Mar 7, 16, 8:06 am
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It's been a couple months since we last dropped into FT, but we've just released a new set of features that we think you all will enjoy:

Program Guide a guide covering redeeming, earning and other key info across 63 loyalty programs.

Discover our optimization tool that helps you find the best ways to use your points, given a program, origin and cabin (currently indexing rates for 15 programs).

Pricing Tool our original feature, now refreshed and currently supporting non-alliance partners (like AS on Executive Club/AAdvantage)


Program Guide:

Discover:


Pricing Tool:
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