Award Nexus has been designed from the ground up to be a high-quality, advanced
award search engine. On average, searches in Award Nexus can
return 20% more results improvements, compared to a standard award search.
By using Award Nexus, you can effortlessly initiating searches across dozens
of routes or combinations, and easily review
the thousands of flight options for your trip, without fear that you may be missing
For high-value international premium awards, this 20% improvement ratio
directly translates to hundreds of dollars in enhancements for
each award that you book.
Here are examples of how Award Nexus Premium Membership can
maximize your award redemption:
Use obscure routes
You are planning a vacation to Thailand 10 months away.
Your first call to the airline phone line did not find anything.
By searching using all Star Alliance airline sites in
Award Nexus, you discovered an obscure and backtrack route,
found only by one of the airline sites that you
don't usually use.
Miss no option
You are redeeming a summer family trip to Europe.
Using Award Nexus, you did a 21-day search for
award availability from San Francisco to London, and
discovered that only day 19 has four first class
award available. The Web Viewer calendar display
ensured that you did not miss this only day with available award
for your whole family.
Upgrade your award
You already booked a ticket to Shanghai, in AA first class.
By setting up an automated search and keeping it running for 4 weeks,
you found newly released award options, and was able to
to switch to first class on Cathay Pacific.
Cut connection time
You ticketed an award returning from Sydney to Chicago. But
because of lack of availability, you are forced to have an
overnight layover in Los Angeles.
By setting up an automated search for your travel day and
keeping it running for 3 months, you eventually found an earlier
same-day flight, cutting 15 hours of overnight layover
and a hundred dollars in lodging.
* these are actual improvements that Award Nexus premium members enjoy on a daily basis.
I am a beginner. Is premium membership right for me?
Yes. A number of features in Award Nexus are very beginner-friendly.
For starter, Award Nexus aggregates a large number of award sources that you
may not have previously been aware of, and makes it easy to search them with one click.
Further, because the searches you do are automatically customized for each airline sites,
you can be sure that the results that you get are consistently of a high-quality,
without the learning curve it takes to master the use of each airline site.
On a daily basis, beginner members found flights using Award Nexus that they couldn't
otherwise find themeselves, either because they didn't know where to search, or
they missed it while in the process of scanning hundreds of flights.
I am an expert. Is premium membership right for me?
Sure. For an expert, the value of an Award Nexus Premium Membership lies in the time saved and
the certainty that you are not missing anything.
As an expert who may have redeemed dozens of awards, you are familiar with
limitations of many airline sites (or phone agent), and have probably developed ways to workaround
them. However, the advantage of using Award Nexus is that you get the
same high-quality search experience every time.
Further, a number of features in Award Nexus have been designed expressly for experts,
such as using Search Builder to manually search segment-by-segment. This is an extremely
poweful technique, but also takes a long time to do manually, with a high risk that you
could miss something. In contrast, searching with Award Nexus speeds up the search
process, while making it more likely that you will not miss any option.
In addition, you will appreciate tools such as Distance Pricer, which helps you quickly
compare mileage cost across dozens of mileage programs, or Route Explorer, which helps you
explore obscure or unusual routes that may be the only way to redeem an award.
What is a point?
When you use Award Nexus, you use 1 point to search 1 day, on 1 airline site, in 1 cabin.
For example, a small search for 3 days will use only 3 points, while an 2-week-long scan
of 2 weeks, using 2 separate airline sites, will take 28 points (14 x 2).
How many points do I need to search for my trip?
On average, it takes 100 points to plan one international one-way trip (200 for roundtrip),
while shorter domestic flights take less than 30 points to search.
While automated search usage varies, typically it takes about 100 - 150 points to monitor
a segment for a month (3 - 5 points per automated search, over 30 days).
I don't like being charged per search. Seems like this is expensive?
Not at all. If you do the math, you will see that it usually cost $5 - $10 to search
for each one-way first class or business class flight. This is comparable to the price of 2 - 3
cups of coffee in some airports!
Remember that Award Nexus has been designed for finding high-value first class and business class awards,
as well as complex multi-city awards in any class. Consider the typical 20% improvement ratio,
you can easily derive hundreds of dollars in benefits, all for the price of
a few cups of coffee.
Charging a modest fee for each search is a unique feature of Award Nexus.
By charging a fee, Award Nexus can afford to employ the full-range of intense
optimizations that makes it a High-Quality Award Search Engine. If all your want is
free but lower-quality search, you can always use your airline web site or phone agents.
If you are concerned about point usage,
take a look at the Guide to Effective Award Search
for more help on how to search effectively using your points.
I did a few searches and I don't seem to see any improvement?
On average, with a combination of features, such as wide selection of airline sites,
advanced optimizing backend, and a powerful web viewer, Award Nexus can deliver
20% or more in redemption improvements (in time saved, better flight options,
or shorter layovers).
However, if you have only done a few searches, you may not have enough searches for the
High-Quality Search Engine to be evident. This is especially true, if your initial searches
are only a few points each.
For best results, try doing a few more searches and selecting more options (10 - 15 points per search).
Your point usage should be at least 50 - 100 points for each one-way award.
This will ramp up the search engine and get you a better sense of
Which level should I purchase?
For basic planning of 1 - 2 trips, the Basic level is sufficient.
If you expect to redeem more than 3 awards in the next 12 months, consider
getting the Advanced level. You get more access allowances and a much greater deposit of
points, for more effective planning.
For very frequent redemption of 8 or more long-haul, multi-segment premium awards,
get the Expert level. Not only do you get a large allotment of points,
you also receive the highest level of access.
Do my points or premium status expire?
Points purchased from this offer do not expire. Your premium status is also good for
as long as you have at least one premium point in your account.
Your status is based on the highest level ever purchased (while active).
For example, if you purchase the Expert level and later refill your account with a
purchase of the Advanced level, your account still enjoys the higher Expert level privileges.
Have more questions?
If you are wondering about which premium level works best for you,
feel free to email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your trip(s) information, before your purchase.
Terms and Conditions
Premium Points Expiration:
Premium points from this offer do not expire.
Premium Validity and Allowance:
As long as you have at least 1 premium point in your account, your premium membership is active and
you will have access to all premium features.
Premium level is based on highest level of active premium membership. Since points from this offer do not expire,
you may want to consolidate and purchase the highest membership level that you plan to use.
Premium orders are processed automatically and premium features
are generally available immediately.
However, if your order requires manual processing,
the typical processing time is 4 - 6 hours.