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.
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
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
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
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
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