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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.

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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.

Seatspy adds SWISS Lufthansa redemptions

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
  • Etihad
  • KLM
  • LOT Polish
  • Lufthansa
  • United
  • Virgin Atlantic
SeatSpy hotel event redemption notifications

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!

The SeatSpy website is here.

Comments (41)

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  • xcalx says:

    Seat spy is working again for me today. First time in a week, contacted them a few days and heard nothing, they must have been busy with this.

    • xcalx says:

      After completing one search I am back to the spinning wheel.

      • Rhys says:

        Have you tried a different browser?

        • xcalx says:

          Thanks Rhys. Tried a few searches on Microsoft and seems to be fine. Never had a problem before on my trusted firefox. Is there an easier way to switch between browsers then to close all open pages on firefox then switching to Microsoft (don’t want to use MS as default as not a lover of Bing)

          • Rhys says:

            I use Firefox and haven’t had any issues, but maybe try deleting all cookies and cache for SeatSpy?

  • alex says:

    I like it and subscribe so I can find etihad availability but I agree its become annoyingly unreliable by showing phantom seats especially with BA

    • Rhys says:

      The data SeatSpy is pulling from comes straight from BA, so the only logical explanation to this is that the seats are snapped up in the time it takes to refresh the feed (every 30-40 mins)

      • O.S. says:

        That is not the only issue.. Seatspy was showing BA phantom award seat availability on LON-IST yesterday when there were no more flights left to depart (as a quick check of confirmed..) So, true phantom availability in that there were no such flights, never mind award seats.

        • ms says:

          Had a bizarre experience yesterday.
          rewardflightfinder was showing availability for BER flight
          I checked and confirmed seats are available — was not showing on SeatSpy!

  • Norsksaint says:

    Great news, having moved from BA/OW into a world of *A and SAS this will be a great help. For anyone complaining about BA redemption, trust me the grass is not greener elsewhere!

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  • Scottydogg says:

    Would be good if they could add Aer Lingus avios redemptions , youd think that would be easier than some of the other ones they have added ?

  • His Holyness says:

    I presume this doesn’t show the enhanced availability for HON/SEN?

  • Alex Cruz says:

    HFP should buy seatspy and improve it! It’s great service but HFP could make it better

  • Ian says:

    One frustration with seatspy is the low number of WhatsApp messages even for the top tier.

    I only really monitor one route and it barely goes 2 weeks.

    The other annoying factor is inaccurate results as others have mentioned.

    Maybe the fake results are to trip up RFF and others?

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