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.
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.
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
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.
2 November, 2014
Another Data Update
The TAM Fidelidade
miles calculator has been re-activated with the oneworld
redemption rates.This allows users to calculate how many TAM Fidelidade miles are needed for any flights on the oneworld network.
This update also adds all the TAM destinations to the rest of the oneworld frequent flyer programs. Click here to see all the oneworld rates for Rio de Janeiro to Paris
Furthermore, we have added the Flying Blue
partnership with low cost carrier Transavia
. Transavia operates primarily out of France and the Netherlands. Flying Blue members can redeem award flights to sunny destinations for low rates, for example Amsterdam to Ibiza for 12,500 miles
24 October, 2014
Star Alliance Update
Air India (Flying Returns) Star Alliance
rates and destinations have been added to the milez.biz calculator. Not only does this allow Flying Returns members to query milez.biz for Star Alliance redemption rates, but it also adds all Air India destinations to the Star Alliance universe.
For example, you can query the rates from London Heathrow to Goa here:LHR to GOI on Star Alliance
(Avianca, TACA) recently adjusted its Star Alliance redemption rates. Milez. biz has been updated with the latest Star Alliance rates.TAM Fidelidade
has been deactivated for the time being as it is no longer a Star Alliance member. This also means that many Brazilian destinations are no longer available as Star Alliance options. We will relaunch the TAM Fidelidade calculator as soon as we have oneworld rates entered in the system
23 September, 2014
Milez.biz en français
Milez.biz calculations and comparisons can now be made in French
. We're doing a soft launch of our French pages by releasing our homepage
and calculator pages
Nos pages les plus importantes (ainsi que nos données) sont maintenant disponibles en français
! Comparez les barèmes primes de presque 80 programmes de fidélisation de compagnies aériennes. Milez.biz est un outil facile à utiliser qui vous permet de calculer les miles nécessaires pour les billets primes entre n'importe quelles destinations. Voyez ici, par example, les primes nécessaires pour un voyage entre Paris et Montréal.
12 September, 2014
Transfer Rates for Voilà Hotel Rewards
We have added the transfer rates for the partner programs of Voilà Hotel Rewards
, a loyalty program for independent hotels. The partners include US Airways, Air France/KLM, Qatar Airways
and others. To see a list of the hotel brands that are members of Voilà, click here
23 July, 2014
Many New Transfer Calculations Added
We have added a good number of new calculations that let you compute the number of points needed to transfer miles into a frequent flyer program. Just click on the orange "Transfer" buttons on the results page to see how many points are needed to transfer from a non-airline loyalty program.
The newly added programs include:
- AmEx Indonesia
- MUFG AmEx Card (Japan)
- Citibank Visa / MasterCard from across Asia
- Diners Club Rewards from across Asia
- IHG Rewards Club
- and more ...
11 July, 2014
Alaska Airlines Partnership Updates
has been added as a partner for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
flight redemption. This adds many destinations in Mexico. Mileage Plan members can connect to the AeroMéxico network at LAX or Mexico City (MEX).
Example: LA to Cancun
Air Pacific is now called Fiji Airways
. If you're looking to calculate rates for flights on Fiji Airways as a Mileage Plan member select the Fiji Airways partnership in the drop down menu.Icelandair
is no longer a partner for miles redemption for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members and can therefore not be queried on milez.biz anymore.