45 Responses

  1. chitownflyer
    chitownflyer at |

    Many thanks to you for this script and workaround. Cheers, Chitownflyer

  2. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    Glad it is working for you. Hopefully this option will remain viable for a while. If not, I’m sure another option will come up soon enough. Lots of resourceful folks out there who are not keen on being denied our access to airline reward inventory.

  3. dan1431
    dan1431 at |

    Thank you for the script, it worked like a charm and allowed me to find some much needed availability.

    Thank you again,
    Dan

  4. chitownflyer
    chitownflyer at |

    How does one learn how to write these Grease Monkey scripts? They are great. I have used the one to enable ticket holds on united.com which is a great workaround.

  5. dracs
    dracs at |

    Perfect!! Worked like charm.

    Thank you very much!

  6. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    Does CO plan to eventually offer access to all *A partner award seats on their website?

    @chitownflyer – google for grease monkey. It’s been a while since I last looked at it, but they had tutorials/docs on their site. Need to know/learn a bit of JavaScript and HTML.

  7. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    CO has a dozen or so carriers now and they’ve stated that they intend to offer as many as possible. I don’t know that all will get there and there are certainly limitations in how complete the searches are right now even for the ones they have, but they’ve stated their intention to keep adding more as they can.

  8. Kathy
    Kathy at |

    Bizarre, I am logged into ANA, tried to click on your *A link but received the following error. Any words of advice?

    *Your session has been terminated due to inactivity for a given period. Please go back to the top page by clicking [Continue] and try again.(Action_349)

    You may encounter this error when viewing the site without the proper environment or browser settings. Please check here for our recommended environment or contact ANA Reservation and Information Center.

  9. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    Kathy:

    Go back to the from page and try again. That errory usually only happens once or twice. You can also try clicking on the “Return to Menu” link in the title bar and trying again. That will often “reset” things.

  10. joan
    joan at |

    i’m getting the same error message as Kathy, and can’t get out of the loop! Tried your suggestions, but am not seeing any exit.

  11. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    Hey, all…

    After some feedback on FlyerTalk and additional tweaking I think that it should be a bit more reliable now. If you have already downloaded the script I suggest deleting it (Manage User Scripts in GreaseMonkey) and then installing it again from the link above. It should have both the link AND the blue button back now.

    Joan: Try the new version and let me know if you’re still having trouble.

  12. joan
    joan at |

    Hi,
    Seems to be working fine this time—thank you very much!

  13. Kathy
    Kathy at |

    Thanks! it works now

  14. dracs
    dracs at |

    Yup working now after installing new script!!

  15. frustratedfreqflyer
    frustratedfreqflyer at |

    No luck in getting the search icon – is this still functioning?

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  36. Rolf
    Rolf at |

    great script, thank you very much.

    Would it be possible to change the script such that it would take me to the “Flight search” page instead of the “enter a round-trip” page? I guess quite many would like to enter their flights segment by segment.

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  42. Al
    Al at |

    Hello,

    I cannot get the script…..when I click the link, it does not work…

  43. ma'am
    ma'am at |

    not getting the script to work for me either. it’s not installing when i click the above link.

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