RyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 868 posts, RR: 8 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5165 times:
It's been years since I used to have access to Northwest's RADAR system for Non-Rev travel planning. I am trying to recall some of the unique search features that they had. Examples were the "Warm Weather Finder" and something that would look for flights booked under a certain percentage. Can anyone recall some of the other search options, or unique non-rev searches you have found on OAL's?
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Rivervisual From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5111 times:
there's an adventure search which lets you find the destinations with the best availability in the next 45 days and the warm weather search which lets you search for cities with a temperature above whatever you choose.
Basic Availability Search
-From, To, Departure Date, Return Date
-Same as Basic Availability, except you can enter multiple airport codes (e.g., LGA/JFK/EWR to ORD/MDW)
-Show me all flights from XYZ on this date that are <=X% full
Warm Weather Search
-Show me all flights from XYZ on this date that are <=X% full and the destination is >=X degrees F
A bit off the subject, but are there any Internet tools that work similarly to these NWA non-rev tools for purchasing a ticket, i.e. are there any tools that you can say show me the flights to the destinations that have good availability (or low fares; whatever) from a certain airport for a given day? I know about kayak's weekend function, but I am thinking more of something where you can input a budget and the options are given. For instance, let's say I want to go somewhere for a weekend from Thursday to Sunday (or any specified number of days or dates) from MSP, and my budget for airfare was $500 per person. Where can I go for that? I had never really considered searching that way before, but it would be handy. Any thoughts are appreciated.