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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.

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 Aiways 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

Alaska Update Part II

In part II of the Alaska Mileage Plan update we have added some new partner calculators:

- Condor: Alaska Mileage Plan members can redeem flights on Condor, a German carrier. There is a number of unusual routes from North America to Europe. Members in the USA can also use their miles to fly Copndor to Africa or the Middle East.
- Japan Airlines: Alaska miles can be used for inner-Asian itineraries and for redemptions across the Pacific Ocean.
- Hainan Airlines: Hainan is a Chinese airline, flights across the Pacific and within Asia can be redeemed.
- Finnair: Award flights with Finnair can be redeemed on their extensive network in Europe and even for flights from North America to Asia. for example San Francisco to Beijing.

8 May, 2019

Alaska Update Part I

Alaska Mileage Plan has just devalued its Icelandair redemption rates. We took the opportunity to update the other Alaska partner calculators as well (American Airlines, Korean, Emirates, LAN).  We have also removed some now defunct calculators from pervious parnerships (Delta, Air France/KLM, AeroMexico).

In part II of the Alaska update we will add the other partner calculators for: Condor, Finnair, Hainan, JAL

Virgin America's Elevate program calculators have been removed since the airline was merged with Alaska Airlines.

3 May, 2019

Emirates Calculator

There were some recent adjustments to award rates for Emirates flights. These rate changes affected mostly flights in and out of Australia as well as flights to and from the southern part of the Indian sub-continent (e.g. BLR, MAA, Maldives, Sri Lanka).

26 April, 2019

Asia Miles Update

Asia Miles now has two different rate categories for flights on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, the "Standard Award Rates" and the "Choice Award Rates". The "Choice Award Rates" are higher than the "Standard Award Rates" but they give loyalty members a better chance of booking seats.

Asia Miles' oneworld award rates have gone through a small devaluation as well.

26 April, 2019

Singapore KrisFlyer Calculators Updated

KrisFlyer award rates recently went through a devaluation. The milez.biz calculators have been updated to reflect those changes. The new Star Alliance rates came into effect on April 16th, 2019 and the regular Singapore Airlines ones in January.

19 April, 2019

Version 2.0 of Milez.biz

Version 2.0 of Milez.biz has been launched! The new site is now mobile friendly, which will make it much easier to search our data from any device you may be using. All our calculators are still here and we have now removed all advertising from the site!

The great majority of our users will be able to continue to use the site for free. In order to offset our efforts of updating all the calculators we have introduced subscriptions for our power users (who need unlimited access).

25 March, 2019