Rebuilding the SkyMiles Award Chart

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Keeping in mind that there is a massive number of city pair permutations (even just the total number of country pair permutations is huge) I've embarked on an effort to collect, index and document the various award rates for different trips. And the range is astonishing.

    Welcome to HowManySkyMiles.com.

    For some routes the rates are consistent; always on partners and holding to a "fixed" number tied to a zone or such. For other routes the numbers vary. In some cases it is end-on-end pricing. In others it is varying fare classes on the Delta side. And in others there are quirks like an end-on-end pricing which makes no sense at all. For each rate there is a sample itinerary available listing the flight operator, number and city pair.

    I'm no where close to having a complete data set, but it is broad enough now that I wanted to open it up to users and get some feedback. In the meantime I'm continuing to collect and add data to the site.

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    If there is a specific country pair or origin point you want to see more data on more quickly just holler and I'll see what I can make happen.

    Enjoy.

    Read more about HowManySkyMiles.com on my blog, including some sample data.
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Thanks for building yet another useful and innovative tool!
     
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  3. BamaGirl
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    US-TYO would be great. Thanks for the hard work!
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    US-Japan data is in there already. :cool:
     
  5. redtailshark

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    Nice work! The DL borgs will not like you because you're shining the light on their darkness. Deep darkness. They wants the PRECioUSSSSSssss....

    So, with these data, we can all see, what it really means to be

    [​IMG]mejor en su clase[​IMG]
     
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  6. anileze

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    NYC to BOM ? Or DEL ? Former is on DL metal normally, and DEL tends to be on AF/KL. Are the ATL-DEL mileage charts one way ?
     
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  7. WilliamQ

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    All the rates are one-way.

    I'm picking one airport in each country to start the data collection. Eventually my goal is to expand that. But it starts with one.
     
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  9. Wandering Aramean
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    Travel out of the USA now covers multiple origin airports and the UI adjusted slightly to accommodate that. Lots more rates are now showing.
     
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  10. Gargoyle
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    Since SkyMiles is a registered trademark, what is the chance DL will send a cease and desist on the URL HowManySkyMiles.com?

    :(
     
  11. Wandering Aramean
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    I dunno. I suppose we'll find out eventually. I'm not too worried. Changing the URL won't change the data.
     
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    great job
     
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  13. Wandering Aramean
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    And now there is a browser extension available to help feed this SkyMiles award rate data into your search results on the Delta site. :cool:

    Load up the extension and it adds a line atop the search results page:
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    It should work on r/t or o/w searches. It will give o/w prices if you do a multi-city search. And I'm pretty sure it is stable, at least it was in all my testing.

    Let me know if you run into troubles with it.
     
  14. HighPlainsDrifter

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    Thanks, this is very useful. I've run into a few 'phantom award' problems in the past (most recently with Korean), where everything is fine until the very final step when a cryptic message is issued telling me so sorry, unable to complete this transaction, please call us.
     

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