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  1. theblakefish
    theblakefish at |


  2. ZH
    ZH at |

    HI. Tried to update my ANA details, but only get a blank screen??

  3. theblakefish
    theblakefish at |

    So the old search through UA is no longer valid?

  4. theblakefish
    theblakefish at |

    I entered my ANA creds but I still have to enter my UA ones when searching…which ones are being used?

  5. Aptraveler
    Aptraveler at |

    To answer you question about thinking about a trip w/o caring much of where I’ll be going, all the time!! Your new tool will really help minimized the frustration one gets in searching for award availability, so well done!

  6. ed
    ed at |

    Great thinking. Definitely toward a dream map. Possibly specific to me, but a parameter I use is >6 hours in a flat bed, departing after 8pm. I also try to keep my cost to <$80/hour transit (assuming my point values and assuming 500 mph). Therefore I value 50k miles @ about $900, and a 10 hour IAD-IST flight is about $90/hr. Works out with an additional stop though.

  7. Trevor
    Trevor at |

    This is very cool. Definitely going to have to play around with it. I think this is one thing that has definitely been missing in the space… I mean, it is so easy to fall into visiting the same places again and again, but, a tool like this gives you options without as intensive a search effort.

  8. Scottrick
    Scottrick at |

    Another great tool as always, Seth!

  9. bluto
    bluto at |

    this is pretty great

  10. dundili
    dundili at |

    Amazing! Can’t wait to use it!

  11. JettyBoy
    JettyBoy at |

    Outstanding tool. I wish you had affiliate links from time to time so I could reward you by clicking on them(I already have a “gold” membership to your travel tools).

  12. Scott
    Scott at |

    This is really cool. Is it possible (technically) to tweak the query so that it isn’t necessary to enter in one day to search? For example, instead of just searching availability for 05/30/2013, you could search 05/30/2013 and the following 14 (or whatever) number of days.

  13. FortFun
    FortFun at |

    For me at least when the date choose box pops up the buttons to move between months are invisible. They work, but you have to guess they are there. 🙂

    Windows 7 using Chrome or a (likely rather dusty version of) FF.

  14. Sandeep
    Sandeep at |

    fantastic! yet again another super helpful tool from you! Thanks you!

    btw, when I go to update my ANA credentials I get a server error page.

    String or binary data would be truncated.
    The statement has been terminated.

    FYI, I am using Chrome.

  15. Concussioner
    Concussioner at |

    This is awesome. Thanks for making it available!

  16. vince
    vince at |

    Yay you did it! =)

    One thing: I’m on the ANA Search (http://xxx.Star-Alliance-ANA-Award-Search.aspx/Search) But the title says “oneworld Award Search” & “Alerts only for now. Sorry.”

    Did I mess up something

  17. Ian
    Ian at |

    I’m getting an error that EWR is not a valid TATL gateway.
    Parameters I used:
    From: blank
    To: EWR
    Departure 2013-7-7
    Class: C and F
    Passengers: 1

  18. Murtuza
    Murtuza at |

    Great tool to have! Anything similar for TPAC hubs?

  19. Lawrence
    Lawrence at |

    I set up an alert, but then what do i do to get something to return? Do I have to wait for it to alert me?

  20. ZH
    ZH at |

    Hi – yes, with Chrome it works fine. Thx.

  21. sushiguy
    sushiguy at |

    Very cool!

  22. abcx
    abcx at |

    Seth, if you set up aff links and kept your blog the way it is, i.e. no unnecessary whoring, I would happily click on the aff links. 🙂

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  25. Geoff Stuart
    Geoff Stuart at |

    Sorry but what does TATL stand for?

  26. pointsandtravel
    pointsandtravel at |

    would love a video tutorial on how this thing works! It looks like it could save me a lot of headache searching, but I still don’t completely understand how the tool works.

  27. richard
    richard at |

    tried using but it wont allow me to insert a date past may. what am I doing wrong? is there a FAQ on how to use this site?

  28. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    The icons for next/previous month are in the top corners of the pop-up calendar. I need to figure out why they are not showing as they should. Just hover/click and it’ll switch.

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  30. Jeremy
    Jeremy at |

    Do you have to have miles in your linked ANA account for these alerts to work?

  31. Mackenzie
    Mackenzie at |

    I can not seem to set an alert with no TO destination from LAX. I want to see what the “wild card” would pull up.
    What should I do?

  32. Ron Mexico
    Ron Mexico at |

    Server Error in ‘/’ Application.

    Index was outside the bounds of the array.
    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array.

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

    Stack Trace:

    [IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array.]
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    System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.GetInt32(Int32 i) +19
    System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider.GetPasswordWithFormat(String username, Boolean updateLastLoginActivityDate, Int32& status, String& password, Int32& passwordFormat, String& passwordSalt, Int32& failedPasswordAttemptCount, Int32& failedPasswordAnswerAttemptCount, Boolean& isApproved, DateTime& lastLoginDate, DateTime& lastActivityDate) +815
    System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider.CheckPassword(String username, String password, Boolean updateLastLoginActivityDate, Boolean failIfNotApproved, String& salt, Int32& passwordFormat) +105
    System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider.CheckPassword(String username, String password, Boolean updateLastLoginActivityDate, Boolean failIfNotApproved) +42
    System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider.ValidateUser(String username, String password) +78
    Tools2.AccountMembershipService.ValidateUser(String userName, String password) in C:UserssethDropboxApplicationsWATTTools2ControllersAccountController.vb:927
    Tools2.AccountController.ValidateLogOn(String userName, String password) in C:UserssethDropboxApplicationsWATTTools2ControllersAccountController.vb:792
    Tools2.AccountController.LogOn(String userName, String password, Boolean rememberMe, String returnUrl) in C:UserssethDropboxApplicationsWATTTools2ControllersAccountController.vb:352
    lambda_method(ExecutionScope , ControllerBase , Object[] ) +246
    System.Web.Mvc.ActionMethodDispatcher.Execute(ControllerBase controller, Object[] parameters) +17
    System.Web.Mvc.ReflectedActionDescriptor.Execute(ControllerContext controllerContext, IDictionary`2 parameters) +178
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethod(ControllerContext controllerContext, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters) +24
    System.Web.Mvc.c__DisplayClassd.b__a() +52
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodFilter(IActionFilter filter, ActionExecutingContext preContext, Func`1 continuation) +254
    System.Web.Mvc.c__DisplayClassf.b__c() +19
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodWithFilters(ControllerContext controllerContext, IList`1 filters, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters) +192
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeAction(ControllerContext controllerContext, String actionName) +314
    System.Web.Mvc.Controller.ExecuteCore() +105
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerBase.Execute(RequestContext requestContext) +39
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerBase.System.Web.Mvc.IController.Execute(RequestContext requestContext) +7
    System.Web.Mvc.c__DisplayClass8.b__4() +34
    System.Web.Mvc.Async.c__DisplayClass1.b__0() +21
    System.Web.Mvc.Async.c__DisplayClass8`1.b__7(IAsyncResult _) +12
    System.Web.Mvc.Async.WrappedAsyncResult`1.End() +59
    System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult asyncResult) +44
    System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.System.Web.IHttpAsyncHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult result) +7
    System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +8699438
    System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +155

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