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.

 

 

19 June, 2017

Suggestions Engine V2

We have redeveloped the code of our suggestions engine. We have added additional control options in order to help you find interesting destinations to travel to with your miles. You can now query the system for one-way flights, which in many cases will allow you to optimize the use of your miles better. The zones based programs provide one-click options to a map of the possible zones, which will give you more options per rate. For the distance based programs you can limit the searches to direct flights.

Go to the Suggestions Page here.

27 March, 2017

Singapore Airlines Update

Singapore Airlines updated its award charts for own-metal flights on March 23rd. We have now updated our calculator as well.This includes flights on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. The update is a devaluation as award rates have gone up -- many miles prices have gone up approximately 30%.  But it's not all bad news since some of the high fuel surcharges are being waived. A long redemption between Cape Town and the US West Coast is not looking so bad considering it is all on Singapore Airlines.

23 February, 2017

Some Small Updates

We have added another Emirates partner calculator. Emirates Skywards members can redeem flights with Brazilian airline GOL. GOL has a large route network in Brazil and one-way award flights in economy class start for as little as 4,500 miles. For example Sao Paulo to the Iguaçu Falls. Longer haul flights include Brazil to the Dominican Republic.

We've added two more transfer calculators:
  • Heathrow Rewards allows transfers to a number of different frequent flyer programs for members who collect points at Heathrow Airport.
  • Citi Prestige Rewards of Australia allows conversion to a nice list of Australian and Asian programs as well.

Click here to find out how many miles you will get or how many miles you need for your next trip.


10 February, 2017

Eurowings Calculator Added

Eurowings flights can be redeemed with Miles & More miles but the airline also has its own loyalty program, called Boomerang Club. All flights within Europe and North Africa are considered short- and mid-haul and start at 20,000 miles round-trip (10,000 miles one way). Overseas flights start at 80,000 miles for the round trip, for example Cologne to Seattle or Cologne to Windhoek in Namibia.

6 February, 2017

Another Transfer Tool

In addition to calculating how many miles you will receive when you a transfer your credit card or hotel points to a frequent flyer miles program, you can now also determine how many points you need to transfer to reach a specific miles goal.

Just enter how many miles or avios you need and select your frequent flyer program and hotel or credit card program and click on "calculate".

3 February, 2017

More Transfer Options Added

We have added Best Western Rewards and Choice Privileges Rewards to our growing list transfer programs. You can see how many miles/avios you will receive from transfers on this page.

As well, we automatically figure out how many points you need to transfer from partner programs for each award rate calculation. Just click on the orange "transfer" button to see how many points are needed from each program on the award results page.

We have also brought the transfer rates and partners for American Express Germany up to date.

30 January, 2017

New Open Transfer Calculator

We have added a new transfer calculator that allows you to determine how many miles or avios you will get when you transfer your points into your frequent flyer programs. We try to keep track of as many relationships as possible.

Try out the new calculator here and see what your credit card loyalty points and hotel loyalty program memberships can do for you!

The new transfer calculator can be found here.

Also, we have added Ritz-Carlton Rewards to our transfer calculator. Ritz-Carlton members can transfer points to a long list of frequent flyer programs.



16 January, 2017

Aer Lingus AerClub Calculator Added

Aer Lingus' frequent flyer program AerClub uses the avios as its frequent flyer currency. The program is partnered with British Airways and Iberia of Spain, meaning that members can redeem flights on those route networks as well.

As with the other avios programs there are some attractive short-haul possibilities since the rates in economy off-peak start at 4,000 avios for a one-way redemption, for example Dublin to London. But even the distance to cross the Atlantic from Dublin is relatively short so that a Dublin-Boston or even Madrid-New York award ticket can be redeemed for only 26,000 avios round-trip in economy off-peak.

14 January, 2017

Alaskan Own Metal Switch to Distance Chart

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan recently introduced distance based charts for its own flights on the North American continent. This makes many short haul flights a bit cheaper than before. One-way flights can be redeemed for as little as 5,000 miles in the main cabin.

Previously the program had its award charts organized by zones and the least expensive redemption was 7,500 miles one-way.

22 December, 2016

New Page with Collected Redemption Intel

We've launched a new page that gives you access to anecdotal research we've done over time. We systematically collect information on every destination combination and frequent flyer program and this Intel Page is an attempt at making the information available to the general community.

As always we encourage you to send us your experiences and knowledge so that we can share with the miles collectors at large.

 

 

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We are tracking the following 79 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 Arik Wings Plus 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 Gol Smiles (GOL, Varig) 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 LANPass LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) / Star Alliance Mabuhay Miles (Philippine Airlines) Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld MEA Cedar Miles 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) TAM Fidelidade / oneworld 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]