Updates to Calculator

On this page we publish the updates we make to the milez.biz calculator. Any time we add new data or we change the way the  calculator works we will post an update here.

Use the form in the right side bar to do a search on any route, or click here if you're looking for suggestions on how to use your miles.

 

 

9 October, 2018

New Air India Flying Returns Own Metal Rates

The Air India own metal international and domestic rates are generally calculated by distance, but there are a few exceptions to the distance calculations (in the international chart). The rates were updated recently and these changes are now reflected in our calculator as well.

The domestic and international rates are maintained in separate calculators.

1 October, 2018

New Aeroplan Surcharge Comparison Page

Check out our new Fees and Surcharges comparison page for Aeroplan. If you're an Aeroplan member you can have a look at how different airlines and different destinations have an influence on the amount of fees and fuel surcharges you need to pay on top of your miles redemption.


30 September, 2018

New Air India Flying Returns Star Alliance Rates

Air India Flying Returns Star Alliance redemption rates are based on a mix of zones and distances (there are now only seven large zones). All destinations belong to a zone so there are rates from zone to zone. However, in addition, there are also distance based rates, which look interesting primarily for shorter distances.

One-way itineraries are possible and cost half the round-trip miles.

The long-haul award tickets seem to be priced very high in comparison, for example Mumbai to Los Angeles

On the other hand, a short haul redemption may actually look like decent deals, such Boston to Newark.

14 September, 2018

Update to TAP Calculators

TAP Victoria has changed its award rates several times this year. Both the Star Alliance and TAP's own metal rates are now up to date on milez.biz. The TAP calculator now includes rates for high and low season redemptions.

21 August, 2018

Aeroplan Fees and Surcharges

We have started systematically adding fees and surcharges data to the Aeroplan redemption rates. We are planning to add the fees for all the direct overseas flights as they are often the ones where significant surcharges are incurred. These fees differ depending on where the journey starts, i.e. the fees from Vancouver to Kong Kong are not the same as the fees from Hong Kong to Vancouver, click here to see the example.

Sometimes different classes on the same flight incur different fees, see the example of the Air Canada flight from Montreal to London Heathrow.

Of course, fees are heavily dependent on which airline is being flown, most United Airlines flights have low fees, especially if they start in the USA, for example the direct flight with United from Newark to Berlin or Frankfurt only has CAD 7.30 in fees but the direct Lufthansa flight to Düsseldorf has very high fees.




2 February, 2018

New Italian Calculator Added

Our Italian users can now calculate the award rates for Meridiana flights. Meridiana uses avios, the same currency as British Airways and Iberia. The award rates are based on distance. Domestic flights in Italy cost 4,500 in economy for a one-way fare (for example, Milan to Sicily). One of the sweet spots in the Meridiana chart is the Bergamo to Cape Verde itinerary, which is priced in a lower band than the 2,826-mile distance would warrant.

1 February, 2018

Qatar Own Metal Rate Update

The Qmiles award charts for Qatar Airways flights have recently changed. The milez calculators now include the newest rates. One of the sweet spots are Qatar flights between North America  and the Middle East, for example Houston to Doha.  

30 January, 2018

Big American Express Update

We've reviewed all our American Express transfer rates and have brought them all up to date. Furthermore, we've added four news Amex cards:
  • AmEx Argentina, point transfers possible to:
    • Aerolíneas Argentinas
    • Alitalia
    • British Airways
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Emirates
    • Iberia
    • LATAM Fidelidade
    • Qatar Airways
  • AmEx Belgium
    • Alitalia
    • British Airways
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Emirates
    • Etihad
    • Finnair
    • Iberia
    • Miles & More (Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, etc)
    • SAS
  • AmEx Norway
    • British Airways
    • Etihad
    • Finnair
    • SAS
    • Thai Airways
  • AmEx Singapore
    • British Airways
    • Cathay Pacific
    • China Airlines
    • Emirates
    • Malaysia Airlines
    • Singapore Airlines
    • Thai Airways

See how many points you need to transfer or how many miles you will get on our mile/points conversion page. Our transfer calculator is also available as an API. Contact us for more details.


23 January, 2018

LATAM Pass and LATAM Fidelidade

LATAM Pass switched from using KMS to using Points (miles) at the beginning of January. The redemption rates in our system have been adjusted accordingly. This includes both the oneworld rates, which are distance based, and the own metal rates, which are zones based.

The LATAM Fidelidade Multiplus oneworld rates were already based on miles, but the Multiplus program is based on zones for the oneworld flights. We have also added LATAM Fidelidade own metal rates even though there is some dynamic pricing of theses award rates. However, the rates move within a minimum and maximum range. 

29 November, 2017

Update to the SAA Voyager Star Alliance Calculator

As was noticed by some users our SAA Star Alliance calculator was in need of an update. The currently valid Star Alliance rates are now in the system. There have been a few small updates to the redemption zones as well:
This means there could be some interesting sweet spots, such as Japan to the Maldives (fewer miles than India to the Maldives) or Hawaii to Bermuda (costing less than Boston to Hawaii). 

 

 

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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]