SeatSpy adds six new airlines plus Marriott & Hilton event redemptions
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For over two years 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.
SeatSpy adds six new airlines
SeatSpy started with Avios and Virgin Atlantic reward availability before adding KLM and Air France in April 2020. This was followed by American, Etihad and United in March 2021.
Six new airlines now join the fold, virtually doubling the number of carriers you can search for points redemptions on.
The additions come courtesy of Miles & More, which includes Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish, Croatia Airlines and Brussels Airlines.
These additions are still in beta, so the data may not be totally correct, but we have been told they are working pretty reliably.
By adding Miles & More searches, SeatSpy now lets you search across 13 airlines:
- Air France
- American Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Croatia Airlines
- LOT Polish
- Virgin Atlantic
New Marriott and Hilton event alerts
In addition to expanding its core airline offering, SeatSpy is also dipping its toe into the world of hotel point redemptions.
This is not for hotel redemptions but for event redemptions via Marriott Bonvoy Moments and Hilton Honors Experiences. This can include anything from tickets to see bands play at the O2 in London to tennis tickets or a factory tour at the McLaren Technology Centre.
The Events tab on the SeatSpy website will tell you which events are still available. You can also set up alerts to be notified when new events are listed including for specific artists or events – all you have to do is add a keyword.
You can filter events by programme, location, date range or keyword. Because it covers both Marriott and Hilton, it is quicker than searching both brand websites separately.
This service is currently available to all users, but once it moves out of beta it will be restricted to SeatSpy First Class members.
SeatSpy is growing from strength to strength and continues to add more airlines to its reward flight search tool as well as launching its new events redemption tool.
The addition of Miles & More reward availability – on top of British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, United and American – now means you’ll also be able to search for availability on many of the world’s largest airlines in one place.
The events tool could also become a useful way of catching those elusive event redemptions – particularly for hot ticket items. The only risk is that SeatSpy members snap them up before we have time to bring them to you via HfP!