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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.

Upcoming THAI Redemption Changes

THAI's Royal Orchid Plus program is about to change its award tables. Starting October 1, 2019, there is only going to be one awards table for both THAI own metal flights and flights with Star Alliance partner airlines.

Generally, the award rates are going up significantly. There are going to be 4 Asia zones (vs 3 until September 30). There is a new Indian subcontinent award zone. Another interesting zone is the Hawaii zone which now includes Guam and Saipan. Making Saipan to Honolulu award flights, 1-zone redemptions, one of the cheapest amongst Star Alliance programs

THAI has special rates for Australia/NewZealand award tickets to Europe. If the redemption is entirely on THAI (TK) the miles requirement is about 23% lower. E.g. Auckland to Frankfurt. (no stop-overs allowed)

Currently the milez.biz calculator is showing both the old and the new rates, The old rates will disappear in a few weeks.

17 September, 2019

Frontier Miles Calculator Added

A Frontier Miles calculator has been added to milez.biz. Domestic award flights with Frontier can be redeemed for 10,000 miles each way in the 'Value' category, and 20,000 miles each way in the 'Standard' category. Frontier Miles has a special category of seats available only to its Elite members: 'Last Seat'.

Flights to sun destinations start at 15,000 miles each way in the Value category.

12 September, 2019

JAL international rates

We have adjusted the "base miles" for redemptions on international flights with Japan Airlines' Mileage Bank. The base miles represent the minimum required for a flight on a given route. Japan to Korea flights start at 15,000 miles for the round trip in economy, for example Osaka to Busan. Return trips between North America and Japan can be redeemed for 50,000 miles in economy and 100,000 in business class.

JAL has also introduced Award Ticket PLUS fares. These fares represent the ceiling for a given itinerary. We have included those numbers in our calculator as well.

10 September, 2019

JAL domestic rates and zones

We have added the business class rates to our JAL Mileage Bank calculator for domestic redemptions. We have also added a number of routes, that were previously not available on our calculator.

For example: Sapporo Okadama Airport to Rishiri Island.

9 September, 2019

TAP Frequent Flyer Rates Are Up-To-Date

The TAP frequent flyer program (no longer called TAP Victoria, but TAP Miles&Go) has had frequent rate changes recently. The latest ones affect the award rates for flights on TAP flights. For example, domestic flights in Portugal can be redeemed for as little as 6,500 miles round trip:


Interestingly with the TAP Miles&Go Star Alliance rates it costs less to fly from Asia to Southern Africa than from Asia to Central Africa:
- Tokyo to Johannesburg in Economy (round trip) can be redeemed for 70,000 miles.
- Whereas Beijing to Nairobi (as an example) will be 90,000 miles in economy.



6 September, 2019

AeroMexico Club Premier Update

We have just added the most recent Club Premier SkyTeam rates. AeroMexico Club Premier members can now choose to redeem during high and/or low season. High season redemption rates are about 10-20% higher.
The SkyTeam rates and the rates for AeroMexico's own flights are now the same so that all awards rates are covered by the same calculator.

2 September, 2019

British Airways Executive Club Calculator

British Airways Executive Club recently changed its award rates for partner airlines. The partner airlines include most of the oneworld carriers as well as a few others:

- Alaskan Airlines
- Air Italy
- American Airlines
- Finnair
- JAL
- Cathay Pacific
- LATAM
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qantas
- Qatar Airways
- S7
- SriLankan Airlines
- Royal Jordanian Airlines

Award tickets on all of these carriers have been devaluated a little bit.

The old award rates are still valid for British Airways, Iberia, AerLingus and Vueling. We therefore have two distinct British Airways Executive Club calculators.

Compare the two award tables with an example:
London Heathrow to JFK
Note that the partner table does not have peak and off-peak prices. In addition, short haul routes in North America (under 650 miles one-way) are redeemed with the old Zone 2 prices.

16 July, 2019

Small JAL oneworld Adjustment

Japan Airlines oneworld recently updated its chart with a small adjustment. This change is reflected in the milez.biz calculations.
To see the difference to the previous chart see here: https://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/oneworld/miles.html 

15 May, 2019

Hawaiian Sudden Devaluation

Hawaiian Airlines changed its award rates without warning a short while ago. The changes include the following main points:

- The award rates are priced on a spectrum, from a minimum rate to a maximum rate, and there are fewer award categories (the milez.biz calculator results show the lowest and highest rates).
- There is a significant spike in redemption rates, especially if you're traveling from the East Coast or your award ticket is in the higher band of the rate spectrum. 
- North America is now divided into two zones an Eastern zone (New York and Boston) and a Western zone (all the Hawaiian Airlines West Coast destinations).



 

13 May, 2019

Miles & More Rates Change Today

The Miles & More miles award rates are going through a devaluation today (May 9, 2019). Economy class redemptions stay mostly the same but business and first class award rates see a 4-7% increase in miles needed.  

9 May, 2019