Like Pointhub, Milewise will search your potential options for redeeming miles or points on awards on several different airlines.
Milewise also has a really easy to use interface with a few extras, including a flexible date search.
Using the flexible dates option, there seem to be lots of opportunities for low-level award space in the front of the plane. And although only one rewards redemption is shown per date combination, clicking on your preferred dates will show you all of your choices.
Milewise also ranks your options, with a 100 signifying the best option.
Notice in this case, you have three options that all result in the exact same flights: either by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points, using United miles, or using Continental miles. Chase takes the lead in this scenario because the monetary value that Milewise assigned to Chase makes this option cost the equivalent of $685 (they consider United and Continental miles more valuable, thus more expensive options).
It’s also convenient how Milewise spells out the taxes & fees required on an award ticket. In this case, it’s minimal across all airlines. If you choose to pay cash instead of redeeming an award, you’ll also quickly see how many miles you’ll earn. Milewise will add in any elite bonuses you qualify for if you link your account numbers (similar to using Award Wallet)
Just like with Pointhub, not all airlines are covered right now. American Airlines has specifically excluded itself from the results (a shame!) and other airlines just haven’t been built into the system yet. No hotel searches are currently covered.
Overall, I think this is a great tool for domestic flights and a good starting point for international redemptions. It’s important to realize these may not be your only options, so if you don’t find the exact flights you want online, give the airline a call.