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Version 8.2.2 Release -- What's New: 20 Sep 2016
Restored: [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Method Access
Resolved: [Enhanced Seat Map], [SeatGuru], [RouteHappy] Option Issues
Resolved: [Awards/CX-OneWorld] Method Issues

Version 8.1.9 Release -- What's New: 01 Sep 2016
Added: JL Award Availability Via [Awards/JL-OneWorld] Method
Resolved: [Awards/QF-OneWorld], [Timetable], [Awards/AF-SkyTeam], [Awards/AS-MultiAlliance], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam], [Awards/M&M], [Awards/NH-StarAlliance], [Awards/SQ] Method Issues

Version 8.0.6 Release -- What's New: 12 May 2016
Resolved: [Awards/M&M], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam], [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Method Issues
Added: Specific Date Timetable Search
Resolved: LO PNR Issues

Version 8.0.1 Release -- What's New: 17 Feb 2016
Resolved: [Awards/CX-OneWorld], [Awards/AS-MultiAlliance], [Awards/VS] Method Issues
Resolved: AC/RJ/BR PNR Issues

Version 8.0.0 Release -- What's New: 20 Jan 2016
Resolved: [Awards/NH-StarAlliance] Method Issues
Resolved: AA/TK/SV/TG/QR PNR Issues

Version 7.9.8 Release -- What's New: 10 Dec 2015
Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Departures/Arrivals] Method Velocity Exceeded/CAPTCHA Issues
Updated: [Awards/SQ], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam] Engines
Resolved: [Awards/CX-OneWorld], [Awards/AF-SkyTeam] Method Issues

Version 7.9.1 Release -- What's New: 20 Oct 2015
Updated: [Awards/AF-SkyTeam] Engine
Resolved: [Awards/EY], [Fares/GOL], [Awards/JL-OneWorld] Method Issues
Resolved: [Enhanced Seat Map] Issues
Resolved: AY/A3/EK/9W/1P/1F PNR Issues
Resolved: [TIMATIC Visa] Hyperlink Issues

Version 7.8.9 Release -- What's New: 03 Sep 2015
Updated: [Awards/AC-StarAlliance] Engine
Resolved: [Awards/AS-MultiAlliance], [Departures-Arrivals], [Awards/NH-StarAlliance] Method Issues

Version 7.8.6 Release -- What's New: 03 Aug 2015
Resolved: [Awards/AS-MultiAlliance], [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam], [Awards/AF-SkyTeam], [Awards/SQ] Method Issues
Transition: [Awards/CX-OneWorld] PIN to Password
New Asia Miles/MPC password formats are now supported
Updated: [Departures/Arrivals] Engine
Resolved: AY/RJ/SV PNR Issues
Resolved: Airport/Airline List Issues on Asian-Language Systems

Version 7.7.7 Release -- What's New: 30 Apr 2015
Updated: [Awards/NH-StarAlliance] Engine
Please review the Updated [Awards/NH-StarAlliance] Method Info.
Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Awards/QF-OneWorld], [Fares/GOL], [Awards/AC-StarAlliance] Method Issues
Resolved: LO PNR Issues

Version 7.7.4 Release -- What's New: 02 Jan 2015
New: Aircraft Type Filter Option
Resolved: [Awards/DL-SkyTeam] Method Issues
Transition: [Awards/StarAlliance] PIN to Password
Please review the ANA Web Password Transition Info.

Version 7.7.3 Release -- What's New: 11 Dec 2014
New: [Awards/AS-MultiAlliance] Multi-Alliance Award Search Method
Supports Award Availability on OneWorld carriers (AA BA QF) + SkyTeam carriers (DL AF KL KE AM) + [EK FJ] + [AS 7H KS]
Resolved: [Awards/SQ], [Awards/CX] Method Issues
Replacement: [Fares/GOL] Method
The [Fares/PSH] Engine no longer exists.

[Availability] Tab Currently Unavailable 13 Nov 2014
Please use the KVS Tool Mobile Companion for Regular Availability.
Version 7.5.0 Release -- What's New: 01 Oct 2014
Decommissioned: [Availability/FS] & [Availability/ETR] Methods
These Engines no longer exist.
Please use the KVS Tool Mobile Companion for Regular Availability.
Resolved: [Awards/M&M] Method Issues
Added: SU/BR PNR Support
Added: Currency Exchange Rates Reference Option

Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Method Issues 15 Aug 2014
Be sure to upgrade to the latest version (8.2.2).
Version 7.4.1 Release -- What's New: 25 Jul 2014
Added: Air India [AI] Award & Upgrade Availability (Star Alliance)
Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Awards/QF-OneWorld], [Availability/FS] Method Issues
Added: QR/JJ/AB/AS/DL PNR Support

KVS Tool Is 10 Years Old! May 2013
Version 7.3.8 Release -- What's New: 05 Jun 2014
Added: Sri Lankan Airlines [UL] Award & Upgrade Availability (OneWorld)
Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Awards/AF-SkyTeam] Method & MH/AA PNR Issues

Version 7.3.6 Release -- What's New: 04 Apr 2014
Transition: US Airways [US] & TAM Airlines [JJ] (Star Alliance to OneWorld)
Enhanced: [Availability/FS] Arrival Date Indicators
Resolved: LX PNR Issues

Version 7.3.5 Release -- What's New: 03 Mar 2014
Added: Garuda Indonesia [GA] Award Availability (SkyTeam)
Enhanced: Filtering Options, [Availability/FS] Arrival Date Indicators
Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Method & LH/LO/IB PNR Issues

Version 7.3.3 Release -- What's New: 14 Dec 2013
New: 30-Day/6-Month Award Availability Power Search
Added: Qatar Airways [QR] Award & Upgrade Availability (OneWorld)
Resolved: [Awards/EY], [Availability/GTC], [Awards/BA-OneWorld, [Awards/CX], [Awards/EY], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam], [Availability/FS] Method Issues

Version 7.2.3 Release -- What's New: 26 Jun 2013
Added: EVA Air [BR] Award Availability (Star Alliance)
Resolved: [Awards/AF-SkyTeam], [Awards/VS], [Awards/CX], [Awards/QF-OneWorld] Method Issues

Version 7.2.0 Release -- What's New: 22 May 2013
Resolved: [Fares/DRS] Method & DL PNR Issues
Added: Emirates [EK] Award Availability
Added: Jetstar/Valuair [JQ/3K/GK/VF] Award Availability

Version 7.1.7 Release -- What's New: 27 Feb 2013
Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Fares/DRS], [Awards/AF-SkyTeam], [Awards/StarAlliance], [Awards/EY], Method Issues
Added: Malaysia Airlines [MH] Award Availability (OneWorld)

Resolved: [Awards/BA-OneWorld], [Awards/M&M], [Awards/SQ] Method Issues 13 Dec 2012
Be sure to upgrade to the latest version (8.2.2).
Version 7.1.0 Release -- What's New: 30 Nov 2012
Resolved: [Availability/FS], [Awards/StarAlliance], [Awards/AC-StarAlliance], [Awards/SQ], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam] Method Issues
Added: Copa [CM], Avianca [AV], TACA [TA], Avianca Costa Rica [LR], Shenzhen [ZH] Award Availability (Star Alliance)
Added: Air Berlin [AB], FlyNiki [HG] Award Availability (OneWorld)
Added: MEA [ME], Saudia [SV], Aerolineas Argentinas [AR], Shanghai [FM], Xiamen [MF] Award Availability (SkyTeam)

Version 7.0.8 Release -- What's New: 25 Oct 2012
Resolved: [Awards/StarAlliance] & [Awards/M&M] Method Issues
Added: Korean Airlines [KE] Award Availability & Graphical Seat Maps
Added: MH/SV PNR Support
Resolved: UA/AA/DL/AZ/S7/EK/9W PNR Issues

Version 7.0.4 Release -- What's New: 24 Aug 2012
Resolved: [Fares/PSH], [Awards/AC-StarAlliance], [Awards/AF-SkyTeam], [Awards/JL-OneWorld] & [Awards/VS] Method Issues
Resolved: Enhanced Seat Maps Issues
Added: SQ/KL/KQ/SK PNR Support

Version 7.0.0 Release -- What's New: 16 May 2012
New: [Awards/StarAlliance-7D] Method
7-Day Star Alliance Award Availability Search
New: Interline Booking Classes Lookup
Added: Virgin Australia [VA] Award Availability
Resolved: [Availability/FS] & [Awards/AC-StarAlliance] Method Issues
Enhanced: Seat Maps - Text
Preferred Seats Availability Indicators
Resolved: Graphical Seat Maps For AC Issues

Version 6.9.9 Release -- What's New: 18 Apr 2012
Resolved: [Fares/DRS] Method Premium Cabin/RTW Fares Issues
Enhanced: [Awards/JL-OneWorld] Method:
Numeric Award Availability For BA/AA
Added: Graphical Seat Maps For KL
Resolved: PNR Manager Issues Retrieving LH/LO/A3/AY/EK PNRs

Version 6.9.7 Release -- What's New: 20 Mar 2012
Enhanced: [Awards/QF-OneWorld] Method Per-Segment Availability & Mixed Cabin Handling
Added: AF/KL "Europe Classic" Awards Support for FB members

Version 6.9.4 Release -- What's New: 30 Jan 2012
New [Fares/FC] Beta Method replaces [Fares/TVN]
Resolved: [Awards/M&M], [Awards/DL-SkyTeam], [Awards/JL-OneWorld], [Seat Map: Text] & [ITA Query Builder] Issues
Added: LO/AY/9W PNR Support
Added: Time option for the [Awards/CX] Method
Enhanced: DL SM Award Level (xX) Automatic Decoder functionality for the [Awards/DL] Method

Version 6.8.1 Release -- What's New: 24 Nov 2011
New [Awards-Upgrades/EY] Method:
Etihad Airways [EY] Award & Upgrade Availability
Resolved: [Awards: BA-OneWorld] & [Fares/PSH] Method Issues

Version 6.7.0 Release -- What's New: 20 Oct 2011
New [Departures/Arrivals] Method under the [Timetable] Tab:
Current & Historical Flight Information for Scheduled & Low Cost Carriers.
Expanded: Seat Reviews Options
New Dynamic Tab-Specific Results Display
Resolved: System Code permanence issues for Mac/CrossOver & Linux/Wine users

Version 6.5.0 Release -- What's New: 01 Sep 2011
New [Awards/JL-OneWorld] Method:
Additional Engine for CX/QF Numeric Award Availability
Resolved: [Awards/AF-SkyTeam] Method Issues

Version 6.4.0 Release -- What's New: 01 Aug 2011
[Awards-Upgrades/CO] Method replaces [Upgrades/CO]:
Full CO Award & Upgrade Availability
New Interline Agreements [IET] Reference Feature
Resolved: [Fares/TVN] Method Issues Resolved: PNR Manager: TG Issues

Version 6.3.0 Release -- What's New: 18 Jul 2011
[Awards-Upgrades/CO] Method replaces [Upgrades/CO]:
Full CO Award & Upgrade Availability
New [Awards/VS] Method:
VS Award & Upgrade Availability
Resolved: [Availability/GTC] Method Issues Resolved: ITA Query Builder Issues

Version 6.2.0 Release -- What's New: 10 Jun 2011
New [Awards/AC-StarAlliance] Method:
Additional Engine for Star Alliance Award/Upgrade Availability
New [Upgrades/CO] Method:
CO Upgrade/SWU Availability
Resolved: [Availability/GTC] Method Issues Enhanced: [My Trips] & [PNR Manager] Interfaces

Version 6.1.6 Release -- What's New: 23 May 2011
Enhanced Award Availability For Elite DL SM Members Specific Carrier Selection For [Awards/StarAlliance] Method
Connecting Point (Via) Support For [Availability/FS] & [Awards/StarAlliance] Methods ITA: Trip Duration Options (New), City Code Issues (Resolved)
Resolved: [Fares/DRS] MAN/NAN Support PNR Manager: IB (New), 1P/EK/SK (Resolved)
Launch Another Instance Feature TIMATIC: Double-Click Access For Hyperlinks (In [[ ]] Brackets)
Resolved: [Availability/FS] & [Awards/SQ] Method Issues Enhanced: [Awards/M&M] Method: Elite & Return Date Options

Version 6.1.2 Release -- What's New: 31 Mar 2011
Enhanced Fare Rules Displays With Quick Navigation Resolved: [Availability/GTC] Method Issues
Resolved: ShellExecute Errors affecting some Mac/Linux users Resolved: [Awards/CX] Method issues affecting some Asian-language systems

100% OneWorld Award Availability Coverage 03 Mar 2011
100% Star Alliance Award Availability Coverage
Full SkyTeam Award Availability Coverage, except KE.
Version 6.1.0 Release -- What's New: 03 Mar 2011
New OneWorld Award Availability Engine [Awards/OneWorld-BA]:
Numeric Award Availability for BA/QF/AA/CX/JL [New]/AY/IB/MA/RJ [New]/LA/S7 [New]
Youth/Student/Senior/Military Special Fares via the [Fares/DRS] Method
EK Support in PNR Manager
[Awards/OneWorld] Method now supports flights departing between 00:00-06:59
Resolved: [Awards-Upgrades/X1] Method Issues

Version 6.0.8 Release -- What's New: 05 Feb 2011
Graphical Seat Maps (CO/AA/DL/AF/AZ/AM/AS/VX)
US/TK/AZ Support in PNR Manager
Resolved: [Availability/GTC], [Fares/TVN], [Fares/DRS], [Awards/CX], [Awards/OneWorld], [Awards/DL], [Awards/M&M] & Enhanced Seat Maps Issues

Mac/Linux CrossOver Users 26 Jan 2011
KVS Tool is now listed in the CrossOver Compatibility Database, where you can share your experience/tips, submit votes, and open trouble tickets with CodeWeavers (relating to any compatibility issues).
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Version 6.0.0 Release -- What's New: 01 Dec 2010
New SkyTeam Award Availability Engine
Includes access to FB Elite & Flex Awards on AF/KL, as well as DL/AZ/OK/RO/KQ/UX/CZ/VN Award Availability.
New: 3-Tier/Extended Date Range SQ Awards
Resolved: [Awards/DL] Method & [Operational Info] Issues

Version 5.7.9 Release -- What's New: 08 Oct 2010
New: Connecting Airport Option For the [Availability/FS] Method
Resolved: SkyTeam Award Availability Issues For AF/KL using the [Awards/DL-SkyTeam] Method

Version 5.7.5 Release -- What's New: 16 Sep 2010
[Sort By] Setting for all Availability Methods. By default, non-stop flights will be shown first.
Instant Results Sorting (including multi-segment itineraries): Simply click a column heading to sort by airline, departure time, ultimate arrival time, number of connections, etc.
Simplified Update Process: Setup Downloads will start automatically
Codeshare Exclusion Option for the [Availability/FS] Method
Resolved: [Fares/PSH] Method Issues

New: KVS Tool Mobile Companion 01 Sep 2010
Including the KVS Tool Mobile Companion Web App for iPhone [Details].
Version 5.6.0 Release -- What's New: 25 Jul 2010
Enhanced Seat Maps with Blocked/Preferred indicators 1-click calls to the airlines via Skype integration
Date Calculator Improved Fare Rules Displays
Connection Time display Improved support for Star Alliance Award Availability on limited schedule routes

New: 100% Star Alliance Award Availability Coverage via [Awards/StarAlliance] 04 Apr 2010
LX/CA/FM award availability is now also supported by the [Awards/StarAlliance] Method. M&M members can continue to access preferred availability for integrated partners via [Awards/M&M].
Version 5.4.0 Release -- What's New: 08 Mar 2010
LX (Swiss) Awards/Upgrades via [Awards/M&M] Method Complete coverage for OneWorld award origins/destinations
Full Support For 3-Tier DL Awards via [Awards/SkyTeam] Method SITA Baggage Tracer, LH/LX PNR support via the My Bookings Manager

Half-a-Million+ FlyerTalk Thread Views 04 Dec 2009
The main KVS Tool Thread on has recently crossed a Half-a-Million Views mark!
Version 5.0.0 Release -- What's New: 09 Jun 2009
CX (Cathay Pacific) Award & Upgrade Availability Via [Awards/CX] [Availability/GTC] Availability Method
Fare Routing Rules Round-the-World (RTW) and Other Special Circle Fares Via [Fares/DRS]
Minimum Connection Time [MCT] Reference Info Lookup Maximum Permitted Mileage [MPM] Reference Info Lookup
Operational Info Visa/Immigration/Customs Information Via TIMATIC
ITA Fare Search Query Builder

Star Alliance, OneWorld, and SkyTeam Award Availability is here! 14 Nov 2007
See KVS Tool FAQ for details.

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