New: Spy On The Best Award Availability That Other Frequent Flyers Are Finding

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So this is pretty interesting, a new feature from Point.me lets you see what awards other people are finding. Great inspiration for your own mileage redemptions!

  • Point.me is a powerful tool that lets you search award space on a route across more than two dozen frequent flyer programs.

  • It shows you the best, cheapest way to book the award. Some frequent flyer programs might want double the points that others will for the same flights. They’ll flag transfer bonuses, too, to help you decide what points to use for the award.

  • And they will literally walk you through everything, which tutorials that show you graphically step-by-step everything from joining the frequent flyer program to linking a points transfer account like Chase or Amex to making the actual booking with the airline.

And now their ‘QuickLook’ feature gives you a peek at what other users found in their searches over the last 7 days on select routes and dates.

You don’t need to do all the searches to get a broad sense of award availability. But then when you want to validate what past availability looks like at the very moment, you click a button to see it.

The feature is still in beta, with not all routes and dates live yet. You’ll get a notification when the route and date you enter is available.

Key note: Promo code VIEWFROMTHEWING will get new users $1 for the first month at Point.me.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. @Greg,
    How long you seeing? Longest wait for me is roughly 2 minutes. Just do a search BEFORE you hit Pornhub and all will be golden.

  2. That is fine except if I like to take advantage of odd sweet spot routes, everyone will see it now which may impact my ability to book future awards on those routes.

  3. frequent miler published a comparison piece for all these award tracking services. would be interesting to get Gary’s take assuming he is not a paid promoter for any.

  4. Unless something has changed, Point.me is just too slow. Juicy Miles may not have all the features of Point.me but it got the job done and was a hell of a lot faster.

  5. There are sweet spot redemptions out there for sure, which I’m sure will be highlighted for all to envy. They’re just not viable redemption options for people, like me, who work for others and have fixed obligations and can’t schedule their trips entirely around such a “sweet” redemption.

  6. @2808 Heavy: Something has chaged. Point.me does not even work. Infinite hangups on searches. Worse still, they are not interested in fixing their pathetic app. Tell them what does not work and they don’t even return your report. You would expect them to be ecstatic that a software engineer was providing free reports, if they wanted to fix Pointless.me..

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