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.
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).
8 December, 2016
Alitalia MilleMiglia Update
The MilleMiglia Skyteam awards chart was recently devalued; we have updated our calculator to reflect this. We have also added an "Alitalia only" calculator, which has different pricing than the partner table. Round trips between North America and Europe have great value at 50,000 and 80,000 miles respectively in economy and business.
16 October, 2016
Big Etihad Update
has redemption possibilities with over 20 airline partners
. Etihad Guest members can use their miles to redeem flights on all these partners.We have done an update of our "own metal" Etihad calculator and we have added the following calculators for Etihad Guest miles. These partner programs all have their own redemption calculators:
- Air New Zealand
- Air Serbia
- Air Seychelles
- ANA - All Nippon Airways
- American Airlines
- Asiana Airlines
- Bangkok Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Etihad Regional
- Garuda Indonesia
- Hainan Airlines
- Jet Airways
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Oman Air
- Philippine Airlines
- Royal Air Maroc
- South African Airways
- SriLankan Airlines
- Ukraine International Airlines UIA
- Virgin Australia
Some of the Etihad calculators are based on an algorithm, meaning the actual distance flown is multiplied by a factor. This factor changes within the same program, depending on the distance. There can be some sweet spots in the award table, for example, with partner Czech Airlines it is cheaper to fly from Prague to Almaty (actual distance 2,920 miles) than it is from Prague to Erevan (actual distance 1,607 miles).
31 May, 2016
New Zones Visualization Functionality
We have added a map visualization of the zones based frequent flyer programs. Select the frequent flyer program and then the zone to see all the destinations displayed on a map.
TRY IT OUT HERE!
26 May, 2016
Czech Airlines Update
We have redone the OK Plus
calculators for the Czech Airlines
(OK) frequent flyer program.There is now a 'Czech Airlines only' calculator and another calculator for SkyTeam awards. Both award tables are zones based.
For Czech Airlines-only flights there are some "bargain rates" available for as little as 9,900 miles r/t in economy and 15,000 miles in business (e.g. Prague to Zurich
). The SkyTeam calculator on, the other hand, has some interesting zonings. For example Iceland is zoned in North America
and Hawaii is zoned in Oceania
(together with Australia).
To see the rates from Reykjavik to San Diego
, click here. And here Honolulu to Sydney
14 April, 2016
New Program Added
We have started adding some GarudaMiles
calculators to milez.biz. In addition to redeeming flights with Garuda Indonesia (mainly in Indonesia, e.g. Jakarta to Bali
), GarudaMiles members can also cash in their miles for flights with many partner airlines, for example with JetAirways: Hong Kong to Delhi.
Garuda (GA) is a SkyTeam alliance member; we have added all the Indonesian destinations to the SkyTeam universe and the SkyTeam calculators. Maybe you want to go surf in Sumatra? Here are the rates from LA to Sumatra with the SkyTeam programs
4 April, 2016
Significant Devaluation of Alaska / Emirates Awards
recently devalued its premium award rates for flights with their frequent flyer partner Emirates
. This change came without warning and took a few people by surprise. It was deemed that the business and first class award rates were too good a deal! The economy class rates remain unchanged.
We have adjusted the milez calculator to reflect the new rates, click here to see what an Emirates redemption between JFK and Dubai costs now
. Previously the business class ticket was 145,000 miles and the first class ticket was 180,000.
25 March, 2016
Transfer Rates Added
Transfer rates have been added to calculations for American Airlines AAdvantage, ANA Mileage Club and Korean Skypass redemptions. You can find out with one click how many points you need to transfer from your hotel or credit card loyalty program to have enough for a specific flight redemption. Just click on the orange "TRANSFER RATES" button by the calculation results.
23 March, 2016
Big Qantas Update
Qantas Frequent Flyer
has different award charts for different flights and flight combinations. We have added these four award charts as separate calculators:
- Qantas Classic Awards
- This includes flights with Qantas, Airnorth, Fiji Airways, Air Vanuatu, American Airlines, Emirates and Jetstar
- Qantas Classic Partner Awards
- This includes flights with airberlin, Aer Lingus, Air Niugini, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Dragonair, El Al, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Air Lines, Jet Airways, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, South African Airways, SriLankan, TAM
- Qantas Classic oneworld Awards
- All the oneworld carriers; these rates are used when there are 2 oneworld carriers involved in the itinerary.
- Jetstar Classic Rewards
- For Jetstar flights only, with Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific
To compare a Sydney to Dubai round trip on the three different charts, click here. Or here between London and Honolulu.
5 March, 2016
BA North American Short Haul Devaluation
In February British Airways Executive Club
devalued its North American short haul rates. Members used to be able to redeem short flights (under 651 miles one-way) for 4,500 avios. So a round trip between Charlotte and New Orleans
could be redeemed for 9,000 avios in economy and 13,500 avios in business class. These rates have gone up to 15,000 and 22,500 avios respectively. This devaluation only affects short haul flights in North America. Short haul redemptions elsewhere were not devalued, for example, London to Brussels
. Longer flights in North America were also not affected, e.g. Baltimore to Phoenix