Visualizing the Avios Award charts

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Want a visual view of which award flights cost what with Avios? I've put together a quick little tool showing routes on a map color-coded by the number of points required for the award. Pick any city and get a map that looks a little something like this:
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    I'm currently only showing awards up to 12,500 Avios mostly because that seemed like a good idea at the time. And the data is mostly accurate as pulled from the BA calculator though every now and then an interloper slips in to the database, usually a partner of a partner route.

    Read more about the Avios Points Map here.

    Start using the Avios Points Map here.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Looks great, and thanks for fixing Redmond, OR.
     
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    Seth,
    Once I have a result, I feel like I'm missing a button or something to take me back to the home page. I have been using the inelegant back arrow. Is there an icon I'm missing?
     
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    You're not missing anything, at least nothing which is actually there. You can click the back button or just hop from airport to airport or put the iata code at the end of the url. But I should probably add that nav to the site. :oops:
     
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    Thanks. Seems too cumbersome to use on an iPhone. Should I see an airport lookup? iPhone usability is not a big deal as most planning should take place at home or work with a desktop computer.
     
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    No lookup box (yet) and likely quite awful in mobile. I'll work on that at some point. Probably won't have the pretty map, just a list, but I'll figure something out.
     
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    A list would work fine for me on a smartphone or even desktop/laptop/tablet in most cases. Nice tool. Thanks !

    Looks like MCI-MIA route is missing on the map also. I think it's 10k as it's 1252 miles.
     
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    This is a great tool! :D Thank you very much for your time and efforts, Wandering Aramean.
     
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    A couple updates out today, based in large part on the feedback here and on FT.

    There is now a text box with type-down support for choosing an airport:
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    You can also click on the Start Over button which takes you back to the home page showing all the airports or the Go Mobile button which removes the map from the UI and just lists out the airports. That view should also work for printing results.
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    Is there something similar for intra-Asia travel using Avios?
     
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    Sure...just pick an airport in Asia to start.
     
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    Question, I see DCA -> Montreal (YMQ) on your map, but when I look on the one word map (http://onw.innosked.com/?show=MAP) I only see routes via Philadelphia, PA. Where is the breakdown? (Since its BA map I'd want a flight without a connection if I could get one.) Thanks
     
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    Likely an issue with my data, not theirs. I pulled mostly from OpenFlights/RouteMapper and there is definitely some "dirty data" in there. I clean it up when I find it or it is reported but with a few thousand routes listed some always slips through.
     
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