You no longer need to confirm your email when you sign up

You no longer need to confirm your email address when you sign up by clicking a special link we email to you.

We've made this change to streamline the process of signing up, making it easier to go from discovering Reward Flight Finder to setting up your first alerts ⚡️.

Virgin Atlantic support is live and ready to go - plus a new name!

We're very excited to launch support for Virgin Atlantic! 🎉 __From today, we offer the same great features for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club as we do for British Airways:

  • When you know where you want to go, we show you all of the availability on a single page, and we can send you alerts when seats become available
  • When you don't know where you want to go, we'll show you everything that's available on a map

Hourly alerts and the "I don't know where I want to go" search tool are exclusive to Elite members. Elite memberships will stay at £3/$4.50/€3.50 per month, and give you access to our power tools for BA Executive Club and Flying Club.

Going live with our second airline means that being called "BA Redemption Finder" doesn't make that much sense. We're now Reward Flight Finder, and you'll find us at https://rewardflightfinder.com.

We're really excited for you all to be able to try our Virgin Atlantic tools. If you spot any problems, or stray mentions of BA Redemption Finder, just let us know at help@rewardflightfinder.com.

Our date pickers now display correctly in Internet Explorer 11

When searching when you don't know where you want to go or setting the date range for an alert, we show a date picker.

Until now, this has been misaligned for people using the website in Internet Explorer 11. This is now fixed.

Clearer error messages for routes we don't support and where a cabin isn't available for a route

BA Redemption Finder only works with direct flights operated by British Airways.

We'll now tell you clearly when we think that the route you've searched for isn't one we support - so, for example, if you searched New York to San Francisco you'd see an error message like this:

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If you see an error like this for a route that BA do run, then let us know and we'll get it fixed.

We'll also show a clear error message when you search for seats in a cabin that isn't offered on a particular route. So, for example, if you search for First seats from London to Paris, you'll see this:

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You can now search for Durban, Osaka, the Seychelles and more 🏝

Today, we've added support for a number of British Airways routes that have been broken for a while, including London to Durban, Nashville, Osaka and the Seychelles 🏝 Happy searching!

We're back up and running! 💓

BA Redemption Finder hasn't been working for just over a week now due to an issue with the data source we use. We're very pleased to say that we're now back up and running! 🎉

To celebrate, we're running a special offer on Elite memberships - sign up now on our special offer page and get your first month for £1.

If you're already an Elite member, you'll receive a refund in the next week or so to make up for the time that we've been out of action.

The next few weeks are going to be super exciting for BA Redemption Finder with Virgin Atlantic support about to launch 😍 Watch this space!

BA Redemption Finder isn’t working at the moment — but we’ll be back soon

Since Sunday 13th January, we’ve been unable to look up live British Airways availability due to an issue with the data source we use.

This means that the search functionality on the site has been broken, and we haven’t been able to send automated alerts when seats become available.

The underlying bug is being looked into urgently (although it is not within our control), and we’re confident that it will be fixed soon.

Until then, we’d suggest searching for availability for yourself on the British Airways website.

We understand how frustrating this is — especially if you’re an Elite member — and want to apologise. We know you rely on the site to find seats and make the most of your Avios. Rest assured that we’re doing all we can to get the site back to normal.

If you’re an Elite member, we’ll send you an email as soon as we’re back up and running, and you’ll receive a refund on your monthly membership for the time that the site has been unavailable.

If you’re not an Elite member, let us know if you’d like us to give you a heads up once we’re back to normal, and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do drop us an email at help@baredemptionfinder.com — we’ll be pleased to help.

You now need to be signed in to set up an alert

Until now, signing in on the site has been pretty much optional - in particular, you could set up an alert without logging in, just by entering your email address.

Behind the scenes, we'd silently create your account for you when you set up your first alert or signed up for an Elite membership.

This ended up leaving people very confused (understandably!). Now, you'll need to be logged in to set up an alert.

If you've ever set up an alert or signed up for Elite membership, you already have an account. Otherwise, you should sign up first.

We'll now only show "I don't know where I want to go" results on a map

Our Explore feature, which we launched back in November, helps when you have Avios to spend but aren't sure where you want to go. Just tell us about when you want to travel, and we'll show you all of the destinations with seats available.

Originally, we displayed the results as a list, but last week, we added a new and improved map view.

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We've now got rid of the list option - the map is much easier to use, and finding nice images for the list is pretty tough (especially as we get ready to launch Virgin Atlantic Support) 😱.

We'll now show "I don't know where I want to go" search results on a map 🗺

By popular demand, when you use the "I don't know where I want to go" search option, we'll now show the results on a map, as well as in a list 🗺

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If you prefer the sortable list to the map, just scroll down and you'll find the old UI hiding below.

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