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.



18 January, 2016

Asian Update

Milez has added one more SkyTeam, calculator to its engine. Sky Pearl (China Southern) can now query SkyTeam rates directly on this site too. Hawaii is zoned together with Mexico the Caribbean and Central America. A redemption from Tokyo to Bermuda is cheaper than a redemption from Taipei to Los Angeles. Bermuda to Hawaii or Maldives to South Africa (same zones respectively) would also be an attractive option. The China Southern own metal calculators have also been brought up to date.

We have added the new zone based ANA Mileage Club calculations for ANA own metal flights. For Japanese domestic flights, the engine assumes that the flights are direct.

15 January, 2016

Another SkyTeam Calculator

China Eastern is a partner in the SkyTeam alliance. Eastern Miles members can now query the milez engine for both China Eastern own metal flights as well as flights with SkyTeam partner airlines. Own metal flight award rates are calculated based on distance flown. SkyTeam rates are determined based on zones.

11 January, 2016

All Delta Air Lines Fare Buckets

Delta Air Lines introduced a Level 1 to Level 5 categorization to its award flights some time ago. Saver, Standard and Peak rates no longer exist as they were replaced by Levels 1, 3 and 5 respectively. Levels 2 and 4 are new. Not every route has all levels but generally any route that involves an American destination will have the 5 levels in both economy and business class. See for example, Boston to Honolulu.

SkyTeam routes entirely outside North America still only have one applicable level, for example Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam.

8 January, 2016

More Booking Classes Added to Asiana Calculator

The Asiana Club calculator now also includes the "Business Smartium" and the "First Suite" classes. These classes only apply to Asiana flights, not to Star Alliance flights.

7 January, 2016

Latest ANA Star Alliance Rates

The ANA Star Alliance award charts changed only a few months after they had already been changed in April 2015. In October 2015 new rates were introduced once again.

Some of the highlights include:
  • 17K fewer miles needed for business class from Japan to Hawaii
    For example: Tokyo to Honolulu
  • 21K fewer miles required in first class between Korea and Europe
    For example: Seoul to Rome
  • 30K fewer miles required in first class between Hawaii and Australia
    For example: Honolulu to Melbourne
  • 10K more miles required in economy between Asia 2 and North America
    For example: Mumbai to San Francisco
  • 32K more miles needed in first class for Hawaii to South America
    For example: Maui to São Paulo

4 January, 2016

Virgin Atlantic Flying Cub

Milez.biz has updated its Virgin Atlantic reward flight calculator. It has also added partner calculators for redemptions with All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Delta Air Lines. The ANA calculator includes domestic and international rates.

22 December, 2015

LifeMiles and IberiaPlus Updates

Milez has done a long-due update of the IberiaPlus award rates. The Iberia own-metal calculator now includes peak and off-peak rates for Iberia flights. The oneworld rates have also been updated, the calculator now differentiates rates for single oneworld carriers and mutliple oneworld carriers. We have also added a specific British Airways calculator for Iberia avios.

LifeMiles recently introduced some more granular zones for short haul flights. For example, the USA is now divided into three zones: East Coast, Midwest and South, and West Coast. Short haul flights within the USA or within Europe can now be redeemed for fewer miles. See Miami to Chicago or Detroit to Myrtle Beach. Both of those destination pairs are now in the same short-haul zones.

16 December, 2015

Emirates Update

We've done a thorough Emirates Skywards calculator update. All rates for Emirates and its partner programs are now up to date. We have added the following Emirates partner calculators:
  • Jet Airways, for domestic flights in India.
  • jetBlue, for domestic flights in the USA and international flights to jetBlue destinations.
  • JetStar for flights in Australia and JetStar destinations outside Australia.
  • S7 which covers primarily Russia and Central Asia.

We already featured partner calculators for Alaska Airlines, JAL, Korean Air Lines, Qantas, TAP and Virgin America.

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.



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We are tracking the following 78 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 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 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 LATAM Fidelidade Multiplus / oneworld LATAM Pass LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) / Star Alliance Mabuhay Miles (Philippine Airlines) Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld MEA Cedar Miles Meridiana Club 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) 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]