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Tool for seeing point redemption possibilities?

Tool for seeing point redemption possibilities?

  1. Anonymous

    Hi everyone–

    I’m trying to plan a trip, and I’d like to use miles, which are unfortunately scattered across airlines. I have a tool in mind that I’d love to find out there somewhere, that would allow me to do the following:

    – Input my current miles / points balances at several airlines /cards
    – Do a search by schedule
    – Tell me how I can redeem miles / points for the flight

    For example — I want to fly cross-USA. I’d love a tool where I could search by schedule, and it would give results, with each result telling me how to redeem some miles for it. Maybe a certain American flight would say “62,500 AA miles / 25,000 Alaska miles / 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points,” or any other possibilities based on the miles/points portfolio I entered.

    As it stands right now, the only way I know to do this is to do a search on any flight search site, then go to each airline / credit card site and (a) check their partners, (b) try to book an award ticket for that particular flight, (c) see how many miles it costs.

    Does anything like this exist? If not, feel free to take this as your startup idea 🙂

    Thanks for your help!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Check out the Award Maximizer that Scott at Travel Codex created: [URL][/URL]

    It doesn’t show you what seats are available but it shows you the mileage required for flights between your origin and destination.

  3. Gaurav

    [URL][/URL] also has a calculator with a few different airlines but the customization you are looking for is usually available only through award booking services.

  4. Mike D

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 24201, member: 79″][URL][/URL] also has a calculator with a few different airlines but the customization you are looking for is usually available only through award booking services.[/QUOTE]

    Original poster here, I found my login! 🙂

    Thanks for the tips. The best I’ve been able to do is to automate creation of a URL for where I enter a city pair and it pulls up just the FF programs I’m interested in. It’s a start.

    Thanks again!

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