Airline Award Charts

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This page links to different airline award charts.  Award charts will show you how many miles you will need to spend to take your trip.  Award prices can vary greatly on certain routes, so it is helpful to do some price comparisons before you book.

For example, a coach flight from the US to the Caribbean costs 17,500 United Airlines miles each way.  But if you’re flying from Miami to Jamaica in coach, you would only need 4,500 British Airways miles each way.

By taking advantage of British Airways distance based award chart, you can save lots of miles on shorter flights!  Compare the difference in award levels between airlines to redeem the least amount of miles for Big Travel with Small Money!

Don’t worry if you don’t have miles in many programs, because by reading Million Mile Secrets you’re on the path towards earning lots of miles in many different programs!

Directly below are US based airline award charts and you can scroll down or click here for Non US Airline award charts.

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US Airline Award Charts

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AirlineAward Chart Links
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines Award Chart

Alaska Airlines Partners

Alaska Airlines Partner Award Chart

10 Ways to Use Alaska Airlines Miles
American Airlines
American Airlines Award Chart (Flights Booked By March 21, 2016)

American Airlines Award Chart (Flights Booked After March 21, 2016)

American Airlines Partners

American Airlines Partner Award Chart (Flights Booked Before March 21, 2016)

American Airlines Partner Award Chart (Flights Booked After March 21, 2016)

How to Book American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro
Delta Airlines
• Delta chose to remove its award chart as of February 7, 2015. All awards are priced individually based on various factors through its website.

Delta Airlines Partners

Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines Award Chart
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines Award Chart

Hawaiian Airlines Partners

Hawaiian Airlines Partner Award Charts
JetBlue Award Information

JetBlue Partners
How to Use Southwest Points

Southwest Hotel Partners
United Airlines
United Airlines Award Chart

United Airlines Partners

United Airlines Partner Award Chart

The Ultimate Guide to United Airlines Miles
Virgin America
• Virgin America Points Have a Fixed Value

Virgin America Partners

Virgin America Partner Award Calculator


Non US Airline Award Charts

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AirlineAward Chart Links
Air Canada
Air Canada Award Chart

Air Canada Partners

Air Canada Partner Award Chart
Air France
Air France Award Calculator

Air France Partners

Air France Partner Award Calculator
ANA Award Chart

ANA Partners

ANA Partner Award Chart
Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines Award Chart

Asiana Airlines Partners

Asiana Partner Award Chart
British Airways
Wandering Aramean British Airways Avios Calculator

British Airways Award Calculator

British Airways Partners

British Airways Award Chart for 2 or more oneworld Airline Awards

How to Book British Airways Award Flights Like a Pro
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Award Chart

Cathay Pacific Partners

Cathay Pacific Partner Award Chart
Emirates Award Calculator

Emirates Partners

Emirates Partner Award Chart (click the partner airline to see the award chart)
Etihad Award Calculator

Etihad Partners
EVA Air Award Charts

EVA Air Partners
Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia Mileage Calculator

Garuda Indonesia Partners
Korean Air
Korean Air Award Chart

Korean Air Partners

Korean Air Partner Award Chart
Lufthansa Award Calculator

Lufthansa Partners

Lufthansa Partner Award Chart
Qantas Award Chart

Qantas Partners

Qantas Partner Award Chart
Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways Award Calculator

Qatar Airways Partners

Qatar Airways Partner Award Chart
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines Award Chart

Singapore Airlines Partners

Singapore Airlines Star
Alliance Partner Award Chart
Thai Airways
THAI Airways Award Charts

Thai Airways Partner Award Chart
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic Award Calculator

Virgin Atlantic Partners

Virgin Atlantic Partner Award Chart

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148 responses to “Airline Award Charts

  1. I really need help with using ATN miles but only have enough for one way. I also have united miles but I can’t find any flights out of PPT to SFO. any cheap ways to make this happen?
    My step kids want to come for Christmas..
    Thanks for your help!!!

  2. @Laura – You could use American Airlines miles for flights on Air Tahiti Nui. Or the Barclays Arrival card which will get you ~$440 towards travel.

  3. I just received notice from Bank of America that as of March 31, they are discontinuing the Alaska debit card program. I left Wells Fargo when they did that and am now looking for a good alternative to move to for a debit card program that will earn miles. They don’t necessarily need to be Alaska moles.

    What options do I have for a debit card that earns miles?

  4. @Pam Knight – The Delta Suntrust card is the best current option for mile earning debit cards.

  5. I will be flying business class with Delta to and from the UK a number of times this year and internally within the UK. I am unsure of which mileage program to sign up with and have been told Alaska Air is a very good option especially as I have miles with BA on their program. Any advice would be much appreciated.

  6. I’m really confused! I’ll be flying with my family (4 of us) the east coast to Hawaii R/T next year. We have excellent credit. If we each get rewards cards (Barclay, Sapphire…) it seems like we should be able to rack up 160K miles and fly the entire family for free. But I want to make sure I do it right, and it feels so confusing I feel like I might screw this up! Or am I being unrealistic?

    Any advice would be great…

  7. @ James – Alaska is a good option because they let you redeem miles with American Airlines and other airlines as well.

    @ Ken – The Arrival card will get you ~$440 towards any flight, but you will have to pay the difference. If you use miles, you are subject to finding award seats. I’d go to the United or American Airlines site and see if they have flights on the days you want to travel. And then apply for the cards.

  8. Hi Good day, I’m from Brazil and I want to go from Sao paulo to Orlando on vacation with my wife, I do not have any mile, and want to buy, is this safe? works that way? there are insurance shopping sites such mile? thank you

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  10. I am trying to find the most economical flight for my son. He is set to study abroad in Barcelona for 6 weeks beginning May 26, 2014. What is the quickest way to accumulate frequent flyer miles? Also, does anyone know of any other discounts that may be available for college students?

    Any help will be appreciated.

  11. I have about 145,000 USAIR Dividend Miles that I am planning to use to fly Business Class from Boston (or NYC if need be) to Delhi, India next February. Now that US has left Star Alliance for OneWorld, do I have any other options than paying British Air’s high fuel surcharges? Are there other airlines that I can use my US AIR Dividend Miles to get from BOS/NYC to Delhi?

  12. @Flavio – Unfortunately, I don’t focus on earning miles in Brazil. But here’s a blog which does.

    @Peter – Try flights on Qatar which doesn’t charge fuel surcharges.

  13. Hi – I am trying to use my 148,000 United miles for a flight from SFO to Lisbon for Sept 2014. I am so confused trying coordinate this trip, I am losing interest. Do I buy an economy ticket than upgrade or just use the United website and hope they come up with a business class seat? Thanks for your help

  14. In the summer of 2015 I will be flying with my two children from Miami, Fl. to London for five days and then on to Tel Aviv, Israel, and returning in reverse order, or from Tel Aviv to NYC to Miami.
    Previously, I had a British Airways card, but was very disappointed to see high fuel air surcharges even using miles. I have 160,000 miles with Delta and also have 50,000 miles with AA. Not sure which way to start saving for the trip. Suggestions would be appreciated!

  15. Hello Daraius!

    Do you know what is the easiest solution to my current dilemma?

    I have ~30k miles with Alaska Airlines and ~50k miles with American Airlines. I know these two airlines are partners (via OneWorld Alliance).

    I’d like to somehow consolidate the points so I can book a trip from California to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. Any ideas on how this can be done?

  16. @Chris – You can’t combine the miles, but you can book 1-way awards with both Alaska and American Airlines.

  17. Thanks for the above pingback to “getting started series” on another blogger

  18. RedeemMiles

    How do I go about redeeming miles earned from one airline on another airline in the same alliance ? For example, if I apply for the Citi 100k AA offer, how do I redeem those miles on another airline. Thanks.

  19. Hi D, for some reason Australia is not listed in any of the region on the award charts. Do you know what region they are in. Thanks

  20. @Steve – It should be in the South Pacific region.

  21. Thanks Daraius

  22. Why do you have to use more American Express points to fly on a free or ungraded ticket?

  23. @David – You can get Vanilla Visas and use it to pay bills with Evolve Money. See this post for more information

  24. Mark Killington

    Whoa this page is looking sharp!
    My compliments!

  25. WTF!?
    After saving for years towards an Explorer award I’m finally ready to start planning, only to find out the program has been discontinued with no notice. I have waited all this time to gather sufficient points because I must travel business or first (I’m a disabled Vietnam vet).

    I have 210,000+ miles (all credit card purchases) and planned to peg right about the 34,999 miles. What is the equivalent? Or is there one? Or am I screwed into a trip to Calgary 🙂 ?

    I cannot believe this, you set your sites and…

  26. Addendum – I also have about 200,000 Amex Rewards points that i was to use for hotels, etc.

  27. @Mark Killington – Thanks!

    @ Namjock – I’d ask an award booking service to help piece together flights. It should be possible based on the miles you have.

  28. I’m 1K with United, have a ton of miles, but I’m trying to figure out the best way to get my family of five to Venice in Aug 2015 using miles. I’m hoping to get us all in Business, but I can’t seem to find any business saver tickets. Any thoughts on flying somewhere else (close to Venice) that might give me a better chance of finding business class seats? Thanks!

  29. I am flying From ORD – DAC on Turkish Airlines next month. I already have AA and United millage but don’t have any Turkish miles. After this trip, my future trip will be mostly within USA and to Europe. My question to you is, should I earn my miles towards Turkish Mile&Smile program or get the millage credited to United Millage plus program.?

  30. @Jenn – You could try Milan and take the train. Or ask an award booking service

    @Nayeem – I’d pick United if you will be flying on their flights.

  31. First- Awesome website.. Thanks a million.. second need some help. I have 17k mileson British Airways Avios. Need another 3000 points to complete a purchase. To purchase it costs 100$. Is there a cheaper way to buy the points other than opting for the Avios Card? like transfer from other airlines points?

    thanks in advance

  32. Hi there,

    I travelled from Australia to Americas in 2014 using US Airways Dividend miles. They used to offer bonus miles of upto 100% until the merger with AA. However, the bonus miles have been substantially reduced now, resulting in a higer price for purchase of miles. I paid about USD2200 for round trip business travel from Melbourne to Toronto with a free stop over in LA.

    Any idea if there is any such offer available from travel from Australia to Europe (mainly London, France, Germany or Italy) via any of the mileage offers?


  33. @mms. Korean link is broken

  34. Hi, Presently I have Citi Platinum Select Card and Barclay card.. as a result I have some thousand miles in AAdvantage program.. But i am looking for info like.. How many cents each mile will be costing.. is that standard value or will it change based on booking? how will I be able to know how miles i need to plan for next trip.

    The links you provided me is little lengthy and I am trying my best to understand but not yet understood completely. This is like a research for me.

    And, presently I have AAdvantage miles.. and I am planning to take American Express miles card (Not yet decided on card type).. If I take American express miles card, will I be able to combine my AA miles with the miles i am going earn with amex card?

    Thanks in advance.

  35. You have a link to Delta Airlines awards chart, but when I use it, there is no chart.
    I’ve been to Delta’s website and clicked on their link to their awards chart and don’t find one there either.
    The only way I get any response is to put in a specific date and destination, then I can generate what appears to be a standard, rack-rate, quote in either dollars or miles for that specific date and destination.
    What I was hoping to see is something tells me how many miles I need for a airline ticket from US to Europe, using miles, and/or using cash and miles.
    If what I am seeing using Delta’s site now are the going rates, then the loyalty program miles are virtually worthless.
    I must be missing something.
    Where is the real Delta Awards chart?

  36. We used to use this page all the time as a source for scouring the award charts when trip planning. We got so tired of spending all that time though and created a tool that did it for us (thank you computer nerdy hubby!) While we did it for us, a lot of other people have been using it now, so hopefully it can help others as well. FlyerMiler.Com Enjoy!

  37. My only cheap option to move to Europe from Puerto Rico SJU is Norwegian Shuttle in November and the cheapest flight is SJU-LGW in November $413. Do you have any ideas to travel from SJU to Europe and Asia more cheap…

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  39. I am trying to use around 60k Amex points to fly to Iceland from Los Angeles July 28th and return August 6th or 7th. I cannot seem to be gaining any traction through the Amex Travel site and want your advice on how to best utilize the points. Please let me know. Thanks!

  40. The Garuda mileage calculator link seems to be broken.

  41. I want to fly from Monterrey MX to Orlando Florida in September… I have 32,000 miles with AA and a AA credit card… and 73,000 km with Skyteam… Is 1 roundflight in each of them… What strategy would you recommend?? Earning some miles by doing something? Then buying some miles???

  42. I want to close a credit card and have 298,036 frequent flyer miles which expire 9/16/2017. I do not want to take a trip. I understand I can redeem these miles for gift credit cards with various shopping centers. I also understood that I could do this through your site, but I don’t see where. Please advise…

  43. If I want to move citi thank you points to combine with Hawaiian air miles, or vice versa, what is the best way to do so?

  44. Thanks for this list.

    I was wondering if you could make any sense of Aegean Air’s chart. Their website seems worthless. I would appreciate your help.

  45. I would like to earn miles to fly from Detroit to Phoenix in January but i don’t want to get into debt to do it. Any suggestions?

  46. United Mileage Plus would let me pay the $95 annual fee with miles. But they charge 11,875 miles for that! 1.25 miles per dollar.

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