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 July, 2014

Qatar Airways oneworld Rates

The  Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) oneworld rates have now been added to the milez.biz calculator. You can query the database for flights with partner airlines from the oneworld alliance.

You can also compare the Qatar oneworld redemption rates against 9 other oneworld partner programs. For example see here oneworld partner rates for a New York JFK to Tokyo NRT ticket.

4 July, 2014

US Airways Dividend Miles oneworld Rates Added

The US Airways rates for oneworld awards have been added to the calculator. This means you can now query milez.biz for award rates with oneworld partner airlines.

Concurrently, all the other oneworld programs have been updated with the added US Airways routes, this means that there can be some attractive short-haul routes, e.g. YYZ-JFK (a US Airways route) with British Airways Avios (9,000 in economy).

16 June, 2014

Flying Blue Rates Now Up To Date

All rates for Air France's and KLM's Flying Blue program are now up to date. This includes the "classic awards" as well as the "flex awards".

15 April, 2014

Dividend Miles No Longer Star Alliance

The US Airways merger with American Airlines has brought an end to the US Airways program Dividend Miles as a Star Alliance partner. We have deactivated the Star Alliance rates on the milez.biz calculator. We will update the system soon with the new Dividend Miles oneworld rates.

We have alerady updated the standard US Airways Dividend Miles rates, this includes all rates for redemptions on US Airways flights. For example, Charlotte to Sao Paulo or Philadelphia to Brussels. Both the current rates and the ones valid as of June 1, 2014, are included.

We have removed the "Availability" button from our search results as awardtravelr.com recently discontinued its availability search functionality. We will look for alternatives to make your redemption searches as efficient and simple as possible.

16 January, 2014

New Delta SkyMiles Rates Added

Delta Air Lines is increasing many of the redemption rates in its SkyMiles program. Some of the increases will take effect on February 1, 2014, and the rest on June 1, 2014.

As an example, see how the rates change from JFK to Tel Aviv.

All current and future rates are listed side by side in the results table so that you can plan how to best use your miles.


8 January, 2014

New United Rates Added

United Mileage Plus is making some sweeping changes to the redemption rates of its program. The large majority of rates are being increased; the new rates come into effect on February 2, 2014.

The milez.biz calculator has both the old and the new rates currently available on its system. You can therefore compare the two directly; both old and new rates are listed side by side and labelled accordingly.

The changes impact both the standard United rates as well as the Star Alliance partner rates. Rates within North America remain largely the same, but other than that members will likely have to spend more miles to get to their destinations. Especially the business and first class rates will be increased significantly.



6 January, 2014

Updated Aeroplan Rates

Aeroplan increased some of its ClassicFlight rewards levels at the beginning of the year. This affects primarily flights between North America and Asia in business and first class. These rates have been updated in the milez calculator. For historic and comparison purposes the old rates will remain visible as well for another month.

For an example of changed rates see:
Vancouver (YVR) to Auckland (AKL) or Toronto (YYZ) to Seoul (ICN).

The good news is that all one-way reward flights are now 50% of the return rate (it used to be 67%).
 

5 November, 2013

Virgin America Partner Programs

The following Virgin America airline partner programs have been added to the system:
  • Virgin Australia
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Emirates
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines

Elevate members can redeem their air miles on all of these airlines. Most of the programs have zone based award charts (Virgin Australia being the exception).
Some of the award rates are quite attractive and many of the surcharges seem to be reasonable as well, but it's worth checking them.

Redeeming Singapore - LAX with Singapore Airlines is a nice option (only USD 65 fees).

We don't have the regular Virgin America award rates on the system as they are directly related to the cash cost of a ticket. However, both KrisFlyer (Singapore Airlines) members and Emirates Skywards members can redeem Virgin America flights, for example, see what LAX to San Francisco costs with KrisFlyer and Emirates Skywards.


22 October, 2013

Qatar Airways Joining oneworld

American Airlines and British Airways have had a partnership with Qatar Airways for a while but QR is joining the oneworld alliance officially this month. We have already added the new Qatar Airways destinations and routes to all our oneworld calculations. This adds a few new destinations and many new flight routes to the system.

For example, London to Teheran can now be reached through Doha on oneworld flights. We will add the Qatar oneworld rates as soon as they become available as well.

6 September, 2013

United Airlines Rates More Granular

The milez.biz calculator now distinguishes between United Mileage Plus Star Alliance and regular United Mileage Plus rates. Both rate calculations determine the required miles by zone and many rates are the same, but there are a few differences. The regular rates have saver and standard award rates, you can find both of those in the calculation results.

The main distinction between the two programs is that United has a number of airline partners that are not covered by the Star Alliance program. All these partner destinations have been added to the calculator. United's non-Star Alliance partners are:
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeromar
  • Cape Air
  • Great Lakes
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Island Air
  • Jet Airways

 

 

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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]