New routes (2022-02-09)
Added Stockholm-Toronto and Copenhagen-Toronto. Still no award seats but you can create alerts for the routes.
Star Alliance award available again (2022-02-09)
The *A API is upp since a couple of months so i added back the link to the Star searh.
Star Alliance award available again (2020-07-18)
The *A API is still down, but you can now book through phone. SQ is not available at all and Thai is only bookable up to 89 days ahead but for other airlines it's back to normal.
SAS shuts down CPH-HKG (2020-04-29)
I have removed the route from the search
SAS shuts down booking of *A-award (2020-03-14)
Read more about the temporary suspension here
Still no blackout for Christmas (2020-02-09)
SAS has released quite a lot for Christmas and new year 20/21. Nothing after 15 Dec on the more popular destinations like SFO, LAX, TYO but lots on ORD, IAD, BOS etc. If SAS follows their pattern from earlier years, all availability will disapear at some point.
The Tokyo situation (2020-02-02)
SAS are changing CPH-NRT to CPH-HND on March 29. I have fetched these flights for a while but had no support in the search GUI. A search for Tokyo will now return both Haneda and Narita but you will have to add alerts for HND.
As for now nothing is released at +329 days and rarely plus or business at +125 days.
Award tickes for CPH-LAX released (2019-10-13)
SAS even released tickets 1 year ahead. This site won't find tickets beyond 330 days so use SAS own service to find these.
New domain name and server (2019-09-28)
I moved the site to a new server and registered the domain name awardhacks.se. Calls to the old site will be redirected to here.
Still no blackout for summer 2020 (2019-09-05)
If SAS follows their pattern all these tickets will disapear at once at some point.
SAS moves Los Angeles flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen (2019-09-05)
CPH-LAX will replace ARN-LAX from January 2020. No award tickets released yet, but you can create an alert.
SAS begins their A350 service 28 Jan 2020 (2019-06-17)
CPH-ORD and CPH-PEK will be first to get the new A350. Layout is still undisclosed but there will be 40 seats in Business. Use the new Equpment-filter to search for these flghts.
All availabilities for summer 2019 has been withdrawn (2019-06-02)
There has been quite a lot of tickets for summer 2019 released but suddenly they were all revoked. There is now not a single ticket in any class for the period 30 June - 15 August.
End of Blackout (2019-05-22)
The blackout is over and tickets for +329 days are now released again. The blackout was 3-13 April.
Blackout for Easter 2020 (2019-05-19)
No tickets for 5 April or later has been released in any class. Probably a Easter blackout.
New layout (2019-03-10)
I've migrated the site to latest the Microsoft stack (.Net MVC core 3.0 preview 3). During this i also used the latest layout templates. Let me know if something broke...
AwardHacks *A award search (2019-02-24)
Fetching all routes for Star alliance would put a huge load on the SAS API so I have no plan of doing that. I'm however developing a feature that allows you to search two weeks at the time. Output is grouped by cabin class. *A search .
One million searches performed (2019-02-14)
Since the release in September 2017, one million searches has been performed on this site. List views and alert generation excluded.
Award space for Easter 2019 now released (2019-02-07)
There are quite a lot of options for going from Scandinavia before Easter but hard finding seats back the week after.
New search filters (2019-02-07)
I've added some new features
- Weekday filters
- Open jaw: Will include trips like ARN-EWR-CPH
Christmas 2019 (2019-01-28)
Still no blackout for +329days and tickets for 24/12 was released today. Flying home for Christmas?
Star alliance search (2019-01-28)
The SAS Star alliance award search was taken down for maintenance a few weeks ago. It's still down and no official info about when it will be rereleased. The Console app will return an error in star mode.
Easter blackout 2019 (2019-01-28)
Tickets for 10-28 April was released about 300 days ahead but then withdrawn in September 2018. The period i still in blackout but I expect some tickets to be released later on.
Release schedule (2019-01-28)
There is still a big spike +123-125 days and some activity 0-123. The 90d spike seems to be totaly gone.