Upgrading oneworld Alert Options


Good news for travelers searching for awards on oneworld airlines: The Wandering Aramean Travel Tools oneworld alert system now offers multiple sources for such searches. Enter your search parameters once and the system will research two different airline systems to identify potential award seats. Given that the online availability from each program varies it is my hope that this upgrade will help ensure that you get the seats you’re looking for, especially if one of the sites is misbehaving.

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The new search results are also now in an upgraded UI, offering a mobile-friendly view of what’s available and new filters as well. On the results page there are toggle buttons to hide connections or classes of service.

Use the buttons to filter search results
Use the buttons to filter search results

 

Of course, there is a catch when it comes to improvements like this one. And in this case the catch is that access to the additional alert resources is not free. If you want to get the additional alert information it’ll cost you $2.99/month as part of the First Class upgrade on the site. That’s a bargain price and running all these searches does consume a certain amount of resources which have to be paid for.

In the coming weeks I hope to update the UI of the other search alerts to use this new version with the extra features. But that’s secondary to adding new features like this extra search resource.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

8 Comments

  1. on a separate note, has the Star alliance award alerts been fixed, ever since the ANA system change ? thanks.

    1. Nope. *A alerts are dead for now. I’ve tried but still have not managed to get that working again. Sorry.

  2. This is awesome! Your alerts have helped me snag seats when they’ve opened on several occasions. Bummer about *A. I started using award nexus for *A alerts, but its pretty expensive and not as good as your system for doing alerts on multiple individual segments.

  3. When I go to the OneWorld award search page and click on Search Now, I get a message saying “coming soon, I hope”. Is this because I haven’t signed up for the monthly plan yet? Thanks.

    1. Seth, you’re probably busy but could you please confirm that the tool is working? Just want to make sure before I sign up for a subscription. Thanks in advance.

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