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 award rate calculator to do a search on any route, or click here if you're looking for suggestions on how to use your miles.
Off-Peak, Low / High Season Rates for American Programs Added
As per a number of our users' requests we have added the following data:
- AAdvantage off-peak and anytime rates
- Delta SkyMiles low, medium and high rates
- Dividend Miles off-peak, low, medium and high rates
Some off-peak transatlantic awards look very interesting, try for example Atlanta - Paris -Atlanta
10 February, 2012
New Data Added
The following data has been added to the calculator:
- OK Plus, the Czech Airlines frequent flyer program. Includes the SkyTeam rates and destinations.
- Etihad Guest, includes Etihad rates and destinations.
Small caveat: Rates shown on Milez.biz have a small variance (less than 1%) compared to the rates in Etihad's own calculator. This is due to slightly differing airport coordinates in the systems.
- British Airways Executive Club oneworld rates. The oneworld destinations include the routes served by the alliance partners.
- Deactivated Duna Club (Malév)
6 February, 2012
We went over our code line by line and found some ways to significantly improve speed of the calculations of the award rates. This should make searching for rates much less tiresome and much quicker.
You can even search for a route served by most programs (like JFK to LHR) and the calculator will return results fast.
31 January, 2012
Milez Calculator now Accepting Hyperlinks
If you want to keep a link on your own site to the rates of a specific route you can do so by linking directly into our calculator. Simply adjust your URL as follows:
28 January, 2012
For the expert user ...
Expert users no longer need to wait to select an option from the auto-complete if they know their airports' IATA codes.
You can now punch in an airport's IATA code and tab right away without selecting the airport from the auto-complete options. This will accelerate data entry for those who are familiar with the codes.
Note: This only works for the 3-letter airport codes; if you are uncertain about a code just keep typing and select from the auto-complete options.
25 January, 2012
Filter by Program
The filtering by program is now available on all searches. If you don't want to compare all programs for a given route you can personalize the calculation by selecting only the programs that you are interested in.
Simply create a list of programs by selecting them from the drop-down list. The calculator will then only check the programs you have indicated. This will yield more relevant results and it will also speed up the calculations.
24 January, 2012
New SkyTeam Data!
The rates for the following SkyTeam programs have been added to our calculator:
- Aeroflot Bonus
- Korean Air SkyPass
- Club Premier AeroMexico
We now have seven SkyTeam programs in the calculator.
20 January, 2012
Filtering by Program in Beta
If you start a search from the sidebar (like on the right of this page) you can now filter your calculations by programs. Select as many or as few programs as you wish in order to generate customized calculations for the destinations and programs you are interested in.
Not only does this give you a more relevant report, but the calculations are much quicker than when the engine needs to churn through all programs!
Comparisons across all programs are still by possible if you don't explicitly select any programs.
This feature will be promoted to the main search interface soon.
17 January, 2012
New Programs Added
The rates for the following programs were added to the calculator today:
- TACA/Avianca LifeMiles
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- MilleMiglia (Alitalia) SkyTeam rates
- TAM high and low season rates
11 January, 2012
The auto-complete now looks up nothing but airport codes if you enter exactly three characters in the "from" and "to" fields, i.e. entering "FRA" will now only show Frankfurt.
If you keep typing then the auto-complete search is expanded to city name, airport name and country name. This will make finding airports a lot easier especially if you know the airport code, but you can still call up longer lists if you are unsure of an airport's code.
8 January, 2012