About the Developer
Milez.biz was developed by a Toronto web development agency. The idea was triggered by our own frustration when trying to book flights with our frequent flyer miles. Specifically, we were trying to book a flight on points from Zurich to Dar es Salaam. Our own Star Alliance frequent flyer program was going to charge 70,000 miles for a round-trip economy seat for this route. Because the routing seemed somewhat absurd (3 connections) we checked another Star Alliance program, and that one only charged 40,000 miles! This was odd, but on further investigation there seem to be some significant discrepancies on many routes, especially where the zoning is handled differently by each frequent flyer program.
We thought it would be great to have a tool that would allow us to look up any flight rewards and compare. We were surprised that we could not find such a tool so we decided to build our own. Milez.biz has been online since December 2011.
- To start a calculation and comparison on a given route, click here for our standard search interface.
- To find suggestions on where you could fly with your miles, click here
Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions, we can be contacted through the contact form.
Please also use our contact form if you are interested in advertising on milez.biz site we will be happy to discuss conditions with you. Milez.biz is the only cross-program frequent flyer award rates calculator on the web and our visitor numbers are growing steadily. The calculator is used to compare rates between programs or even just to calculate rates for specific programs. Many of the frequent flyer programs included in the engine do not have their own rates calculator. Our visitors typically are members of various programs and consult the site to see which program may be most advantageous for their needs before they book a flight. The engine is essentially language-agnostic as the results mainly consist of numbers; about 45% of the visits are from non-English speaking users.
The milez.biz calculator and comparison tool has been reviewed by many users from different parts of the world, see what people think:
- Le Blog Grand Voyageur [French], one of the first blogs to report on milez.biz.
- Travel Savvy Family
- The #hustle Blog
- Sanjay Sharma, excellent plug :)
- MileMoa.com [Korean]
- Reisememo.ch [German]
- Online Travel Review
- New Girl in the Air
- U Can Fly Free 2
- Frequent Flyer Bonuses
- FlyDiscount.biz [Spanish]
- Turisfera.com [Spanish]
- JohnnyJet.com, site of the week mention.
- Gadling.com is one of the top travel blogs on the web. Click on the link to read an article which includes a nice write-up of milez.biz.
- Canadian Kilometers, interesting write-up about program aggregators and how to use milez.biz.
- Well Traveled Mile did a review of the top tools to help you book award flights, milez.biz is mentioned as one of the main ones!
- Kankeri02 published a post on milez.biz aimed at Japanese travelers interested in optimizing their miles [Japanese]
- foXnoMad has done a nice write-up on milez.biz. Sample testing was done on 10 different scenarios and airlines and they all came back accurate :)
- Short post on lifehacker.com ... generated a lot of traffic on milez.biz!
- Travel + Leisure also did a short review of milez.biz!
- Best Award Price Finder study done by Frequent Miler (boardingarea.com)
- La maleta de mano is a Latin American site that focuses on good finds mainly for Panama and Colombia, milez is featured in an article on how to find free flights [Spanish]
- Milez.biz is mentioned as #2 (right after Wikipedia) as one of The Top Ten Online Travel Hacking Resources & How to Use Them on the milevalue.com website.