Max Your Milez

On this page we are collecting additional information on how to best redeem your miles on award flights. The calculator allows you to compare the published rates across the various frequent flyer programs but we can't automate all the exceptions, bonus offers and specials that the frequent flyer programs make available, especially since many of them are time limited offers. Some of the promotions sometimes represent significant savings and need to be considered when you look at the redemption rates.

We will make an effort here to include as much of this information as possible. These items will also be listed with every frequent flyer program on the system, when you click on the info button in the search results.

Please let us know if you know of any promotions that we could list here.
Past promotions are listed in our Max Your Milez Archive.

To start a cross-program calculation and comparison, use the widget in the right hand side bar. If you are looking for suggested destinations for your miles, try our suggestion engine.



Hawaiian MilesVirgin America Elevate

21 November, 2012

Hawaiian and Virgin America Partner

Member of Hawaiian Miles can now redeem flights on Virgin America and, vice versa, Elevate members can redeem on Hawaiian Airlines. This adds a number of new routes and destinations to either program.

Read the press release here.

Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeamAir Mauritius Kestrelflyer

14 November, 2012

Air Mauritius and Air France/KLM Join Forces

Members of Air Mauritius' Kestrelflyer program can use their miles to redeem flights from Air France and KLM. Kestreflyer members can now also collect miles on the Flying Blue network. Flying Blue also have the ability to use their miles on Air Mauritius routes.

Details here: [in German]

Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer rates have been added to our calculator, try Johannesburg to Mauritius.

13 November, 2012

Is a Paradigm Shift Looming for FFPs?

Billions of frequent flyer miles go unredeemed every year and this is a fact that should motivate airlines to re-think their loyalty programs, aka frequent flyer programs (FFPs). According to some experts in the loyalty marketing industry FFPs should be broadened to enhance the travelers' experiences. Some of the recommended changes include more non-mileage related rewards, more online integration and better cross-channel integration.

Here is an article on the topic from Kobie Marketing:

In the meantime, make sure you keep using all those miles!

9 November, 2012

Why You Should Be a Frequent Flyer Program Member

If you want to travel world in style for as little money as possible you must become a member in a frequent flyer program, better yet in a few loyalty programs concurrently. An article published today in the Chicago Tribune explains how you can achieve traveling around the world in executive class without flying frequently to collect points. Residents of the USA have ample opportunity to collect points quickly through credit card signups and other smart strategies so that trips to far-away places become much more affordable than many think:,0,3983911.column


8 November, 2012

Fifty Top Places to Go With an Airline Ticket

In its November 2012 edition, The Traveler, easyJet's in-flight magazine, has published a list of the 50 best things to do with an airplane ticket. Granted, the list is geared toward the easyJet destinations, but the destinations are interesting nonetheless. So if you're looking for a quick getaway and don't know where to go, consult this list:

The top five things to do are:
  1. Visit the insides of a volcano in Iceland.
  2. Witness the Abu Simbel Festival in Luxor
  3. Dive off the coast of Malta
  4. Visit the ancient city of Petra in Jordan
  5. Dance all night to electronic beats in Berlin

Emirates SkywardseasyJet

7 November, 2012

Skywards Members can Redeem easyJet Flights

Members of Emirates' Skywards frequent flyer program can now redeem easyJet flights through a partnership that was recently announced. This adds 600 new routes in Europe and North Africa for award flight redemptions for members of the Emirates program.

12 October, 2012

CNN Money Article: Maximizing Your Miles

If you are looking for some strategies on how to best collect and invest your frequent flyer miles, have a look at this article:

According to the author, in order to optimize your miles revenue the main things to consider are your most frequent destinations, whether you are prepared to apply for new credit cards and how you book your award flights.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

16 September, 2012

Singapore Airlines: Online Bookings Are Cheaper

KrisFlyer members who book their award flights online save 15% compared to the regular award rate. The promotion applies to flights on Singapore Airlines and Silk Air.

Singapore - Honk Kong can be redeemed for 25,500 miles instead of 30,000 miles.

AAdvantage / oneworld / Partners -- til March 21, 2016[OLD] Qantas Frequent Flyer [Classic Awards]

4 July, 2012

Bookings on

Members of AAdvantage can now book flights one oneworld partner airline Qantas directly on Qantas has been added to the system after online bookings for Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines were made available earlier.

25 June, 2012

Award Redemption Survey

FlyerTalk and Frequent Business Traveler recently conducted a survey to find out which airline had the most satisfied members with regards to its award redemptions. So, not only can you use our tool to find out how many miles you will need for your award flights but you can tap into the wisdom of approximately 450 respondents who participated in the survey.

Find the survey results here:

And just for the record, the program with the most satisfied members is Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, while Delta's SkyMiles had the fewest happy members. Fifteen frequent flyer programs were surveyed.



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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]