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.

 

 

8 December, 2015

Aeroplan Rate Update December 2015

Air Canada's Aeroplan program is updating its redemption rates on December 15, 2015. For the time being you can see both the current and the new rates on the milez.biz calculator.Some rates are going down and some are going up; it seems that the more popular  routes will see an increase in the rates. You will see the old and new rates compared directly on the results page.

Many routes involving the Asia 1 zone (incl. Japan and China) seem to be the most affected. For example, an Asia 1 to Asia 1 redemption will more than double across all seating classes: Tokyo to Beijing.

Another example is Seoul to Honolulu (Asia 1 to Hawaii) where the rates almost double as well.

An example of a rate that is significantly cheaper is Tel Aviv to Mumbai, ie. Middle East to the Indian Subcontinent. The new first class rate is cheaper than the previous economy rate!

We have applied a fix to the Malaysia Airlines Enrich oneworld calculator which previously had some wrong zones information.

27 November, 2015

New Star Alliance Program Added

Amigo the frequent flyer program of Star Alliance partner program Avianca Brasil has been added to the milez.biz calculator. This means that all of Avianca Brasil's destinations can also be queried in the other Star Alliance program calculators. This adds a significant number of Brazilian destinations and flights to the Star Alliance universe.

The US Airways frequent flyer program has now been deactivated on our system since it has been completely absorbed by the American Airlines program.



24 November, 2015

SriLankan oneworld Rates Added

We have added the oneworld redemption rates for one more oneworld program: FlySmiles from SriLankan Airlines
Unlike many other oneworld programs that have rates calculated by distance, this one is organized by zones. The program has quite granular zones in South Asia but all of Europe is one zone.

Furthermore, we have added a number of railway stations to the Flying Blue program (KLM, Air France). These are outlier railway stations that can be booked as destinations on international redemption flights.

7 August, 2015

Calculator Changes to Existing Programs

Korean Sky Pass is currently running two redemption tables in parallel for SkyTeam flights, we have both of those rates in the calculator. Not only do the two calculators have different rates but they also have different zones.The old rates are still valid til September 2015 and after that only the new rates will be valid.

The North America zone is being expanded in the new tables, so that Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands are in the same zone! See the difference between the old and the new redemptions here, for Honolulu to St.Croix.

Virgin Australia Velocity has two distinct calculators depending on who services the award flight, and some routes are served by both rate tables. As an example the LAX to Sydney or Melbourne to Singapore flights have significantly different rates depending on the airlines used.

24 June, 2015

Air Canada Aeroplan and British Airways Executive Club Updates

The milez.biz calculator now includes the Premium Economy redemption rates that Aeroplan recently added to its award chart.

The British Airways Executive Club distance rates have been brought up to date. Both the peak and the off-peak rates are now calculated. Remember that off-peak rates are only for BA flights, all partner flights must always be calculated with peak rates. See an example of the various rates between JFK and London Heathrow.

16 June, 2015

Programs Added

We have added a new program to the milez.biz calculator: Ukrainian International Airlines Panorama Club. Panorama Club members can redeem miles for flights on UIA and on partner airlines. Domestic round trip flights in Ukraine are 10,000 miles for economy and 15,000 for business class seats. See, for example, Lviv to Odessa.
Panorama Club members can also redeem flights with partner airlines (Swiss, Austrian, KLM, Air France and TAP). The calculator includes the rates to the partner destinations departing from Kiev (KBP), e.g. Kiev to Rio de Janeiro.

British Airways Executive Club members can not only spend their avios on BA and oneworld partner airlines, but they can also use their avios on other partner carriers such as Alaska Airlines. We have added an avios calculator for Alaska Airlines. To compare the difference between using oneworld carriers vs Alaska between Seattle and Honolulu, click here

27 April, 2015

ANA Star Alliance Calculator Added

ANA's Mileage Club recently changed its redemption calculation schemes to a zones based format.We have added the ANA Star Alliance calculations to the milez.biz engine. There are ten zones in total, and some of them are quite large: for example, all of Africa and the Middle East are one zone (try Tel Aviv to Cape Town) and all of Latin America, including the Caribbean -- but not Mexico -- is one zone (e.g. Buenos Aires to Nassau).

27 April, 2015

Updated Turkish Airlines Rates

The Milez calculator now shows the current, up-to-date Miles & Smiles award rates (from Turkish Airlines -- Türk Hava Yolları). The Turkish Airlines destinations as well as the Star Alliance destinations are included and the program now only has one rate table that includes both Star Alliance flights AND Turkish Airline flights.

However, there are a few "Turkish Airlines-only" rates for direct flights within the same redemption zone that we are breaking out in a separate table. For example, Vilnius to Tallinn or Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires.

The Turkish Airlines Star Alliance program has added a couple of extra zones (compared to before 2014) but there are still some interesting zoning options. For example, the Netherlands Antilles are zoned in North America (direct with United from Chicago to Saint Martin), and Hawaii is in Oceania so that Auckland to Honolulu would be a good Star Alliance deal at 30K in economy.



6 November, 2014

Another Korean Update

Our Korean users will be happy to know that we have finally added the Asiana Star Alliance award rates to the milez.biz calculator. The Asiana award rates are now zone based as well.

Asiana has a very large Europe zone that includes almost all of Russia (only the very far east is excluded), all the way to Morocco and Algeria in North Africa, and from Iceland all the way to Turkey. So a trip from Ekaterinburg to Marrakech represents a good miles deal!

Hawaii is zoned together with Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, ergo Mexico City to Honolulu is also a pretty good deal :)

5 November, 2014

Big Korean Skypass Update

We have done an overhaul of the Korean Air Skypass rates on the milez.biz system:
  • Rates have been updated for the Skypass program and both off-peak and peak rates are now included
  • Skypass Skyteam rates now also include domestic rates in places like Italy, France and Romania
  • Skypass partner program award rates have been added for Emirates, Alaskan Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines.

To see an example of the partner award rates, try the Seattle to Honolulu combination.


 

 

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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]