Looking for a free and easy way to monitor award availability for flights on oneworld partner airlines? Look no further than the new oneworld award alerts page of the Wandering Aramean Travel Tools site. While live searching is not yet available (coming soon, hopefully) I am now able to offer ability to set up alerts for a specific route or even a specific flight. Here are some screen shots of what the alert setup interface looks like:
Each of the icons there is clickable button to allow for easy adjusting of search parameters once the alert is created. For more specific edit options click the pencil icon on the left for the full edit page.
For users who have upgraded to a First Class membership there are a few additional search filters available.
You can choose to only be alerted if a particular carrier (use the 2 letter IATA code) is available or combine that with a flight number to search for a specific flight rather than a route in general. You can also toggle the option to allow awards with mixed-cabin results (by default this is on for everyone). And you can enable receiving alerts via SMS (available for US & UK only; if you are in the UK please email me to configure your account!).
Should an alert be triggered you will receive an email that looks something like this one:
In the inventory column the travel classes are Y/W/C/F and only those with availability will be shown. A + symbol indicates that the cabin is available on all flights in the itinerary and a * symbol means the itinerary is a mixed cabin award. In cases of a mixed cabin award the details of which flights are in a lesser cabin are shown below. Finally, a ** indicator in the time column indicates arrival or departure on a date other than the originally searched one (e.g. a redeye arrival +1).
Alerts are set to run at least once daily. For members who upgrade to First Class the alerts run a minimum of four times daily.
The system is based on the award search interface from Qantas. You’ll have to provide your Qantas account credentials for searches to work; there is a reminder at the top of the alerts page if you haven’t yet set the credentials for your account.
Head on over to the alerts page and set up an alert or two. Let me know how it works, and enjoy the flights!