Updates to Calculator
BMI Diamond Club Deactivated
As of today (June 1, 2012) we have deactivated the BMI Diamond Club / Star Alliance in our cross program frequent flyer miles calculator. We will reactivate the program once we have adjusted our data.
The 50% transfer bonus from American Express USA to British Airways Executive Club also ended today.
1 June, 2012
Air China PhoenixMiles Added
All three different rate schemes for Air China's PhoenixMiles have been added to the Milez calculator: domestic rates, international rates and Star Alliance rates. Air China, Shenzhen Airlines and Shandong Airlines destinations are included in the system.
Now you can finally figure out how many miles it will cost to fly to North Korea :)
Click here for Beijing to Pyongyang award rates
All the AeroMexico Club Premier rates have also been brought up to date.
15 May, 2012
BalticMiles and Gulf Air Falconflyer Added
The recipient of the recent Freddy Awards for best elite program (airlines) BalticMiles and Gulf Air's Falconflyer have been added to our calculator. BalticMiles are calculates through the BalticAir hub in Riga, there are some low cost options in Northern Europe: Riga (RIX) - St.Petersburg (LED)
Gulf Air's flights and award rates are calculated through Bahrain, e.g. Bahrain (BAH) - Nairobi (NBO) is only 18,000 miles (r/t economy).
We have also updated EuroBonus award rates which changed effective today. Domestic rates in the Nordic region are a change of note:
Oslo - Bergen
Three more American Express transfer programs (Italy, Austria and the Netherlands) have been added to our transfer rates calculator.
4 May, 2012
More Hotel Programs Added
Most major hotel loyalty programs have now been added to our calculator. For every flight that you call up you can click on the "transfer rates" button to see how many points need to be converted from a partner program to redeeem that particular flight.
For example, click here to see the transfer rates for an award flight from JFK to LHR with AAdvantage.
30 April, 2012
New Program and New Data
The EuroBonus Star Alliance rates are now included in our global awards rate calculator. The program has a very large North & Central Africa, Middle East zone. A flight from Dubai to Madeira is in the same zone.
We have also added the Flex rates in the Emirates Skywards program, so that the searches for that program are now comprehensive. Most rates are calculated through the Dubai hub.
Tunisair's Fidelys program is a new addition to the system. It has some interesting rates in the Mediterranean region, e.g. Barcelona - Tunis.
25 April, 2012
NEW TRANSFER FUNCTIONALITY!
We have added new functionality to our award rates comparison and calculation tool. On the results page you can now click on the "Transfer Rates" button to find out how many points you need to transfer from a partner program to a frequent flyer program for the specific destination pair and frequent flyer program(s) you just searched.
Please contact us if you know of partner programs that should be added to the calculator.
16 April, 2012
New Program and New Data
Today's update include the Flying Club, Virgin Atlantic's frequent flyer program. The Virgin Atlantic destinations are currently included in the calculator.
We have also added all the Star Alliance rates for Egyptair Plus.
13 April, 2012
Two New Star Alliance Programs Added
Miles & Smiles (Turkish Airlines) and ShebaMiles (Ethiopian Airlines) are both members of the Star Alliance program. Star Alliance rates for both these programs have been added to the Milez calculator. There are now 11 Star Alliance programs on the system to compare.
Some unexpected zoning makes for interesting rates, e.g. Nigeria is zoned with Europe and North Africa in Miles & Smiles so that a London-Lagos flight can theoretically be redeemed for 30,000 miles in economy.
In the ShebaMiles program the Maldives are zoned in Oceania (!), Melbourne to Male looks attractive!
We have also added the full gamut of rates for the standard Miles & Smiles rates, i.e. "capacity controlled" as well as "seat guaranteed" rates (high and low seasons) are included.
2 April, 2012
New Data on March 1
Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program has new rates starting March 1, 2012. We have incorporated those rates into the calculator, including the Saver, Standard and Full rates:
Singapore to Bangkok
We have also added KrisFlyer's Star Alliance rates to the system.
Aerolineas Argentinas also has a change to its program today (Aerolíneas Argentinas Plus): points have been converted into miles. This programs has been added to the calculator as well:
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
1 March, 2012
New Chinese Programs Added
We have now added the programs for both China Eastern (incl. Shanghai Airlines and China United) and China Southern airlines (incl. China Airlines and Si Chuang Airlines) -- Eastern Miles and Sky Pearl Club, respectively.
You no longer need to manually figure out what the distance is between Chinese cities to figure out the rates that apply to a flight. The calculator does it for you!
Try: Guangzhou to Shanghai
Hawaiian Miles has also been added.
24 February, 2012