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.

 

 

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.

For example:



16 October, 2016

Big Etihad Update

Etihad Guest 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
  • airberlin
  • Alitalia
  • ANA - All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Etihad Regional
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • GOL
  • 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

Alaska Airlines 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.

 

 

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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]