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.
27 March, 2017
Singapore Airlines Update
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
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
' 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.
15 December, 2016
Flying Blue Rates Up to Date
Our Flying Blue
calculator (KLM, Air France and SkyTeam) needed an update. Not only did the rates need some adjusting but there were also some small changes in the zones. Africa is now divided into two zones whereby the southern part of Africa is zoned together with the islands in the Indian Ocean
; most of the rest of Africa
has its own zone. There are a few countries in the north of Africa that fall into the Europe 3 zone
Most of the rates that changed went up, especially the flex rates for business class. But a few of the short-haul rates in Europe actually decreased.
Flying Blue has very large North America zone
that includes Mexico and the Dutch Antilles (including Suriname). You can theoretically fly from Anchorage to Paramaribo
in Suriname for only 25,000 miles round trip in economy (that's a distance over 6,000 miles each way).