Etihad Award Alerts Now Available

Looking to snag an award seat on Etihad-operated flights but having trouble finding the reward inventory? Let Wandering Aramean Travel Tools help do the repetitive searches for you, with an email or SMS alert if the space opens up. Etihad offers 10 different award categories on each flight and the award alerts allows you to specify which of those 10 you want to be alerted for (i.e. only for Guest First if your plan is to book an award using partner points).


Like most of the other alerts I’ve built this one checks multiple times daily and will keep alerting you until the space disappears or you turn off the search. Also, like some of the tools I’ve built this one is available only for First Class members of the site; you have to pay to play on this one.

When the alert triggers you’ll get an email with all the pertinent data:


The system will also call out awards where the aircraft is operated as a wet lease such as the “Jetihad” planes.


And if you click the link in the emails you get to see a pretty version of the same data (yes, there really were 2 Apartments seats available on that date when I did the test search).


Any questions?

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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, and LinkedIn.


  1. Hey Seth,
    Thanks for the tools. Quick question….about to signup for a first class membership, but got a notification that the form you’re using to take credit card info is not using a secure connection….not a deal breaker, but curious if you had plans in the near future to implement that? Cheers.

    1. The whole site supports SSL. Just put HTTPS in the URL. Also, all CC processing is handled via SSL through the Stripe API. I never see your CC number.

      1. I think what @Graham may be referring to is the chrome browser notification that you’re using an SHA1 cert.

    1. Completely reasonable concern and I wouldn’t set up the site to handle CC data without SSL on it.

  2. To ignore alerts for the the wet lease, assuming we just have to call out the exact flight # we’re looking for?

    1. Yup. Only a couple daily flights on most routes so it shouldn’t be too onerous to set it up that way.

  3. Seth, is it me or is there not Etihad Guest First availability at all February onwards? There used to be plenty of advance availability on the Jet Airways planes as I recall.

  4. Hi Seth,

    I’m subscribed to the first class service but to me the Etihad link keeps redirecting me to the start page of the award search. Any idea what I do wrong?

  5. Getting alerts for all the flights that day (not just the one I picked) and for all award levels even though I only picked first…

    1. The system will always give you all the information it has, but only if the specific conditions you create trigger. So you should only get that email if the specific flight you want has the inventory you want, but the email will show you everything for that day.

  6. Hi Seth – would like to confirm the search tool for oneworld includes CX availability?

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