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.
if you know of any promotions that we could list here.
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
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]http://biztravel.fvw.de/air-mauritius-meilen-bei-partnern-sammeln/393/111742/4070
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:http://loyalty360.org/loyalty-today/article/soaring-beyond-frequent-flier-programs-how-a-new-type-of-airline-loyalty-sh
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:http://www.chicagotribune.com/site/newspaper/business/sc-cons-1108-karpspend-20121109,0,3983911.column
8 November, 2012
Fifty Top Places to Go With an Airline Ticket
In its November 2012 edition, The Traveler
'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:http://traveller.easyjet.com/emagazine/1227/november-2012
The top five things to do are:
- Visit the insides of a volcano in Iceland.
- Witness the Abu Simbel Festival in Luxor
- Dive off the coast of Malta
- Visit the ancient city of Petra in Jordan
- Dance all night to electronic beats in Berlin
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.http://www.skywards.com/Offer_detail.aspx?ID
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:http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/01/pf/frequent-flier-miles.moneymag/index.html
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.
16 September, 2012
Singapore Airlines: Online Bookings Are Cheaper
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.http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/ppsclub-krisflyer/KrisFlyer_maximisemiles/
4 July, 2012
Bookings on aa.com
Members of AAdvantage can now book flights one oneworld partner airline Qantas directly on aa.com. 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
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 milez.biz
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:http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2012/06/frequent-flyer-program-award-redemption-satisfaction-which-airlines-soar-above-the-rest/2/
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.
5 June, 2012
Strategies for Getting Free Flights
Scoring free flights is not reserved to only those people who have millions of frequent miles. Using your smarts and a few simple strategies may very well get you on many flights for free. Especially if your travel plans are flexible you have a very good chance of getting bumped and reimbursed for your troubles. If you play your cards right (e.g. book flights on busy routes and be prepared to be rerouted through alternative airports) there is a number of strategies that could prove very effective.
On PackaBagandGo.com Scott Ford describes how he was able to take 52 vacations last year — for free. And the following current article from foxbusiness.com gives you eleven travel tips on how you might be able to fly for free: