AwardFares New Features: Seat Maps, Release Dates, And More (May 2022)

AwardFares recently released some great new features that are quite handy when searching for award tickets, particularly when flying in groups.

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Seat Map Integration

AwardFares now has direct seat map integration in the search results. You are now able to check flight seat maps directly from within AwardFares instead of having to use a different service.

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AwardFares new features May 2022 – Seat Maps

When you find a flight, click the Seat Map link to load up the real-time seat map for that flight, right beside the existing seat map annotations and links to SeatGuru.

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AwardFares new features May 2022 – Seat Maps

Available seats are green, blocked seats are yellow, and occupied seats are displayed as red. There are some other features as well, which we will cover below.

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AwardFares new features May 2022 – Seat Maps

Seat Map Lookup Tool

Seat maps are also available as a separate tool, which can be accessed from the new Tools menu available when you’re logged into your AwardFares account. You will need to have a Gold or Diamond subscription to access the new tools.

AwardFares new features May 2022 - Seat Map Lookup Tool
AwardFares new features May 2022 – Seat Map Lookup Tool

The new seat map lookup tool supports every major airline (not just Star Alliance), and seat characteristics are also available by hovering over a seat.

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AwardFares new features May 2022 – Seat Map Lookup Tool

It is also possible to distinguish between forward and backward-facing seats, indicated by the thick line (representing the seat back).

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Flight Availability Tool

Last but not least, we have a brand new Flight Availability tool. This tool enables you to search flights by route and check availability by booking class for flights.

AwardFares new features May 2022 - Flight Availability

Checking booking class availability can be useful in some situations where you might want to see how many tickets are for sale in a specific cabin class.

Bonus: Award Release Dates

They have also added a handy link in the new Tools menu to Ultimate Guide to Award Release Dates.

AwardFares new features May 2022 - Award Release Dates

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