Any way to regularly & automatically check SQ award inventory?

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  1. pnoeric

    pnoeric Silver Member

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    I'm looking for a single award seat on an SQ flight SIN-MLE next October, using UA/CO miles to pay. I know of three ways to see if it's available:

    1. Call UA/CO customer service and ask. (A pain to do every single day.)
    2. Look on the CO web site (or the ANA web site). (A pain to do every single day.)
    3. Use the KVS Tool to check. (I don't own KVS Tool.)

    Here's my question: is there a way to automatically and regularly (daily, at least) check for this availability? Since it's so far out, it could conceivably be months and months before seat becomes available... thus I'm trying to find a smart way to watch for this without having to manually do a search every single day. And on this particular route for SQ, they're notorious for only releasing one seat at a time, so I want to really stay on top of this.

    If I bought KVS Tool, could it be configured to search for this automatically and email/alert me if it becomes available? (I do have a subscription to Expertflyer, which sadly doesn't search SQ award inventory.)

    Or there is any other way?

    Thank you for any ideas--
    E
     
  2. KVS Tool

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    It's not automatic, but once you add your search to [My Trips] in the KVS Tool, you will be able to easily [re-]check Award Availability with a simple double-click:

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    The KVS Tool supports Award Availability across all 29 Star Alliance member airlines: http://Help.KVSTool.com/#Classes
     
  3. pnoeric

    pnoeric Silver Member

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    Do I also need an ANA mileage account with miles in it?
     
  4. KVS Tool

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    No, the ANA account mileage requirement does not apply to KVS Tool users.
     
  5. pnoeric

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    Cool-- I've signed up for a trial period to see how it works and determine if it's for me. It's not as automated as I'd like but it sounds like it's still the fastest option if I have manually trigger it each day.
     
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    Halothane Silver Member

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    Wish there was a decent viable option for Mac users with KVS!
     
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    Yes, AwardNexus.com screen scrapes the ANA website as well, just like KVS does, for Star Alliance award availability. However unlike KVS, AwardNexus has not only a free version, it also has automated daily searching for awards as a paid feature. It might be what you are looking for.
     
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    This is what I use. I funded my AwardNexus with some points and use them to search daily for inventory.
     
  9. pnoeric

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    Thanks, I'll check it out too! Appreciated.
     
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    Welcome to the KVS Tool!
     
  11. KVS Tool

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    There are a number of viable options that many KVS Tool members use to run it on their favourite Mac systems:

    http://Help.KVSTool.com/#Mac
     

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