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Milez Calculation and Comparison

Below are the redemption rates for a frequent flyer award ticket between Toronto (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH). You will see how many air miles are needed to travel between YYZ and ZRH.

The calculations are based on the rates published by the frequent flyer programs; we currently track approximately 75 frequent flyer programs. The calculator checks every frequent flyer program in the system to see if the destination pair is served by that program and then shows the number of air miles needed for an award flight.

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How to read the results:

  • The lowest rate for award flights is found in the system and listed at the top of the results tables.
  • The "Transfer Rates" button calculates the number of points needed to convert and transfer from a partner loyalty program (hotel and credit card programs).
  • "Login" links to the frequent flyer program's login page.
  • "Apply" links to the frequent flyer program's application page (to join the program).
  • "Check Rates" links to the frequent flyer programs own calculator or rates tables.
  • If the program is distance based and a connection is necessary, the calculator will find the most advantageous connection and calculate the flight distance through that connection.

From:Toronto, Canada (Lester B Pearson International -- YYZ)
To:Zurich, Switzerland (Zurich Kloten -- ZRH)

Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 75,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 140,000
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05 December, 2018
The fees and surcharges on the direct one-way flight in Business from YYZ to ZRH on AC878 (Air Canada) are CAD 539.16.

05 December, 2018
The fees and surcharges on the direct one-way flight in Economy from ZRH to YYZ on AC879 (Air Canada) are CAD 295.00.

10 September, 2018
The fees and surcharges on the direct one-way flight in Economy from YYZ to ZRH on AC878 (Air Canada) are CAD 324.16.

28 August, 2018
The fees and surcharges on the direct one-way flight in Business from ZRH to YYZ on AC879 (Air Canada) are CAD 362.00.

30 November, 2015
Try booking the flight between Toronto and Zurich through Montreal (YUL) on Swiss. Fees and surcharges are only CAD 90 for the round trip. 

18 August, 2014
Flights on US Airways are no longer available in Star Alliance, so that the option through PHL is not available anymore. However, it is now possible to book this destination one way which allows better optimization of the redemption miles. For example you can book one leg in business and one leg in economy and thus only pay 75,000 for the return trip.

01 July, 2013
Air Canada (AC) has a direct flight from Toronto to Zurich and redemption seats are sometimes available. However, the heavy fuel surcharges do not make this a very attractive option as the surcharges can cost almost as much as an economy class ticket. Flights with Lufthansa (though FRA, MUC or DUS) also incur heavy surcharges.

You can get to Zurich with one stop on the following Star Alliance carriers that have much lower surcharges: Turkish Airlines (TK) via IST, LOT Polish Airlines (LO) via WAW, United Airlines (UA) via EWR or IAD, US Airways (US) via PHL, Swiss (LX) via YUL or ORD, or even Air Canada Rouge via VCE. United and Turkish seem to be the best deals with total fees around CAD 200 for a business class seat.


Surcharges on Aeroplan award tickets can be significant. They consist of various items such as fuel surcharges, sundry charges (such as for security, facilities and passengers), taxes (HST in Canada, airport taxes etc.) and other smaller fees (e.g. airport fees). The final cost of all surcharges is also dependent on which airlines are being used and how many legs the itinerary has. The most significant cost is usually the fuel surcharge. Trans-oceanic flights usually incur several hundreds of dollars in surcharges.

Fuel surcharges do not apply to all Star Alliance airlines, the following carriers incur a fuel surcharge when booking through Aerolpan: Air Canada, Adria, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, THAI.
We are tracking the following 78 frequent flyer programs:
AAdvantage [AA only] Aer Lingus AerClub Aeroflot Bonus / SkyTeam Aerolíneas Argentinas Plus Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance Air Algérie Plus Air Caraïbes Préférence Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer Air Tahiti Nui Club Tiare Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Alfursan (Saudia) Amigo (Avianca Brasil) / Star Alliance ANA Mileage Club Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) Asiana Club BalticMiles (AirBaltic) British Airways Executive Club / oneworld Caribbean Airlines Loyalty Clubs Club Premier (AeroMexico) Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines) / SkyTeam Eastern Miles [dom] (China Eastern) Egyptair Plus / Star Alliance Emirates Skywards Etihad Guest EuroBonus (SAS) Eurowings Boomerang Club EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Finnair Plus Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam Flying Returns [int'l] (Air India) FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) GarudaMiles Gulf Air Falconflyer Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club [dom] Hawaiian Miles Iberia Plus Icelandair Saga Club JAL Mileage Bank [int'l] Jet Airways JetPrivilege [dom] JetStar Classic Flight Rewards [QFF] King Club (Kingfisher Airlines) Korean Air Skypass Kuwait Airways Oasis Club LATAM Fidelidade Multiplus / oneworld LATAM Pass LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) / Star Alliance Mabuhay Miles (Philippine Airlines) Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld MEA Cedar Miles Meridiana Club Miles & Bonus (Aegean) / Star Alliance Miles & More (Lufthansa)  / Star Alliance Miles & Smiles (Turkish Airlines) MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam Oman Air Sindbad Miles PhoenixMiles [dom] (Air China) Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) Qantas Classic Awards [QFF] Royal Brunei Royal Skies Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways) S7 Priority SAA Voyager / Star Alliance Safar Flyer (Royal Air Maroc) ShebaMiles (Ethiopian) Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sky Pearl Club [dom] (China Southern) TAP Victoria topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) Tunisair Fidelys UIA Panorama Club United Mileage Plus / Star Alliance Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 1 Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus VIPorter Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Xiamen Airlines Egret Club [domestic]