How Do You Use a Mileage Calculator?


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To use a mileage calculator, first input the departure location and the arrival location, and select the language in which you would like to receive the results. Locations can be inputted in various formats, including city and state, zip code or cross streets. The larger the metropolitan area, however, the more specific the inputted information must be for accurate results.

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Mileage calculators can be found in many Internet links by doing a simple search with a search engine. Most mileage calculators also output driving directions and show the results on a map. Some calculators will even give the option of a gas mileage calculator and a fuel cost calculator to complement the mileage search and directions.

A second type of calculator, also called a mileage calculator, is the air miles calculator, which calculates the number of frequent flier miles a passenger has available, and the translation of those miles into flying dollars. These calculators help passengers with frequent flier memberships to determine whether it's best to use their miles or to cash them in for free or reduced-cost travel. To use one of these calculators, the passenger can go on to the website of the airline for which they have accumulated miles, and go to that airline's "miles calculator." There, the passenger inputs his desired travel information, and the calculator tells him how many miles he needs for the trip, and also how many miles he will earn.

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