For just over a year now, SeatSpy has been a convenient way of finding reward seat availability on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
It is by far the easiest way of seeing Avios and Virgin Points reward seats across an entire year without having to search for dates individually. It is the only service of its type with Virgin Atlantic availability since Reward Flight Finder lost access.
Today SeatSpy is launching a number of improvements and additions:
Improved Avios availability data
For a number of months SeatSpy’s Avios availability data has been frustratingly patchy, with a number of outages.
The good news is that this is now over, and SeatSpy has moved to a brand-new data collection system.
SeatSpy will now display accurate Avios availability. There should be no ‘ghost availability’ going forward.
Two new airlines – American Airlines and United Airlines
SeatSpy started with Avios and Virgin Atlantic reward availability before adding KLM and Air France in April 2020.
It now lets you search for reward availability on United Airlines and American Airlines and a beta test of Etihad Airways has recently gone live.
New Whatsapp alerts
SeatSpy has rolled out Whatsapp availability alerts to Premium and First Class tier users.
This is a good option for snapping up the reward availability that airlines drip feed throughout the year, and should hopefully allow you to react more quickly than if you received an email.
Save over 50% with annual membership and Founder Offer
The addition of American Airlines and United Airlines means SeatSpy has now officially launched in the US. There is a limited-time ‘Founder Offer’ that significantly reduces the monthly or annual cost of membership:
- First Class membership is $4.99 per month under the Founder Offer ($9.99 normally)
- Premium membership is $2.99 per month ($3.99 normally)
More information on the membership benefits of SeatSpy are in this HfP article.
These Founder Offers are available for anyone – you don’t have to live in the US – although you will pay in US Dollars. You’ll make a significant saving even if your card charges foreign exchange fees.
Further savings can be had by paying for a year upfront: you’ll save on two months’ membership this way. This also stacks with the Founder Offers, which means you can get First Class membership for 12 months for $49.90.
Perhaps the biggest news here from a UK perspective is the improved British Airways Avios data collection, which means that all searches should be accurate and up to date going forward.
The addition of American Airlines and United Airlines reward availability – on top of Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France – now means you’ll also be able to search for availability on many of the world’s largest airlines in one place. American Airlines is a particularly valuable addition as redemptions can also be booked with Avios.