This software glitch can actually make your search easier
If you’re an avid traveler on points, you’ve probably experienced the frustration that comes with booking award flights. You spend hours searching for available flights, only to find that the days you want to travel are fully booked or very expensive.
You want to view flight costs on neighboring days but it takes a ridiculously long time to load every single day.
This is especially true when it comes to Air France, where searching for adjacent calendar days can be a nightmare.
The loading time is long and imagine having to do this for onward and return. You might as well want to just give up searching for award flights at this point.
However, there’s a little-known trick that can help you view award flights for the entire month — thanks to a glitch in the website.
This glitch forces Air France to show you the 30-day availability of award seats.
Ready to see how this happens?
Buckle up and follow these steps:
- Log on to airfrance.com on your computer.
- Choose ‘Book with Miles’.
3a. Choose the round-trip option and enter the same onward and return dates.
3b. Choose the round-trip option and leave the date field blank.
4. Hit on “Search Flights” and Voila!
Incomplete fields glitch the system and force the website to show you a 30-day calendar instead of day-by-day fares.
This can be a huge time-saver when it comes to finding available flights across multiple dates.
Instead of searching one day at a time, you can quickly see which days have lower fares in the 30-day period. This makes it much easier to find the best flight for your needs and can save you hours of frustration in the process.
Pretty neat, huh?
Booking award flights could be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. By using this little tip, you can save time and money, and make the booking process much more enjoyable.
Now time to go find where I can vote to make this glitch an actual useful feature for us travelers.