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Not too long ago I received a press release from a new Canadian start up called Milez.biz. The basic premise of the site is to compile all frequent flyer programs reward charts into one workable site to see how many miles it takes to get award tickets between various destinations. It reminded of my compiled Award Charts I put together years ago on Rewards Canada for North America, Caribbean/Mexico/Hawaii, and Europe at which point I stopped because it was a huge undertaking to keep it updated. Many airlines change their award rates on an annual basis and my focus on bonuses for the FFB sites and the entire travel rewards industry for Canada put that project on the back burner. Low and behold fast forward to 2011 and we find the people at Milez.biz taking over (well not taking over as I never talked to them before they started but improving upon the concept). From the Milez.biz website:
“Our standard Milez.biz engine allows you to calculate and compare flight
redemption rates of different frequent flyer programs. Have you ever
wondered which frequent flyer program has the best award rates …
specifically for the flights you are interested in?”
When they launched they weren’t covering too many airlines but with the
latest news from Milez.biz I visited the site again and they have added many
more airlines and the subject of their latest news release, a feature that provides suggestions on where
your miles can take you. You simply choose your program, departure
city and the number of miles you have and their systems spits out 5
possible random destinations. I’m not sure how many people will use this
feature of the website as most have rewards in mind but overall it may
be a great feature for those spontaneous people looking to get away
(Especially if the system integrates some sort of seat availability like
ExpertFlyer into it). My one suggestion is that it perhaps lets you
select a region like Europe, Caribbean, Southeast Asia so people who
have an area but not a city or country in mind can get some useful
random destination results.
Here are the random results choosing YYZ, Aeroplan and 60,000 miles:
Have you ever used Milez.biz? Do you find a site like this useful? Any suggestions to them (I believe the Milez.biz people do visit FFb) Let us and your fellow FFB readers know what you think by commenting below.