There is little worse than searching for award flight availability. Award Nexus is a Search Engine specifically designed for finding First & Business Class Flight Award availability. This is a massive step forward in booking award flights as it avoids the pain of trawling through different airline websites for available dates and classes, and then trying to match the availability to your hotel plans.
With one click, you can search across multiple airline sites, dozen of destinations, or weeks of travel dates. You can evaluate options by selecting airlines, or specific layovers. If you can’t find the reward flight or routing that you are after, it is very possible that more flight options will eventually become available. By setting up an automated search alert, you will receive an email if and when an award becomes available.
Award Nexus supports award searches on all 28 Star Alliance airlines and all 12 Oneworld airlines, plus 11 SkyTeam airlines, with multiple airline site choices for each alliance. This wide coverage allows you to “see” more awards in one search, directly lead to better award redemption in many cases.
AwardNexus doesn’t link up with every airline but if you have miles (or Avios) with British Airways, Air Canada, Qantas, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, or ANA it’s worth a try. And if you have miles with two or three of these airlines, you can search them all at once. You can search for +7 days in each direction on multiple carriers and currencies, while also combining cabins. This means that you can save a great deal of time and get to see every potential outcome, routing, and mileage option.
Having said that, British Airways does now include many OneWorld partners when searching Avios award availability. It is however possible that AwardNexus may throw up different flight alternatives that BA.com ignores, especially where connections are involved.
To try out Award Nexus, you can register for free by first joining Flyertalk.com or milepoint.com (also free). Flyertalk.com members can sign up immediately with their FT username. Milepoint.com members can sign up with instructions on milepoint.com.
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