Knowing how much an award costs with each airline loyalty program — and which programs collect fuel surcharges — can help you maximize the value of your frequent flyer miles. Sometimes one program will charge thousands of miles less than another or offer a more convenient itinerary.
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- Air France/KLM Flying Blue
- Alaska Mileage Plan
- American AAdvantage
- ANA Mileage Club
- Avianca LifeMiles
- British Airways Executive Club (Avios)
- Cathay Pacfic Marco Polo Club (Asia Miles)
- Delta SkyMiles
- Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Korean Air SKYPASS
- Lufthansa Miles & More
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- United MileagePlus
How It Works
Enter the three-letter IATA airport codes for your origin and destination. These are matched to the geographical regions on the award charts of 14 different airlines and used to identify one or more award prices. Discounts are displayed for short-haul awards and some seasonal awards.
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Icons next to each loyalty program represent transfer partners to move points from another program such as Starwood Preferred Guest, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Amex Membership Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards. Hover on these to view transfer rates.
Finally, links are provided at the bottom of each loyalty program to help you find award space and book a ticket. (Some resources remain to be written.)
Here’s an example of a search from Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) and the results for United MileagePlus, which has different prices on United Airlines and on Star Alliance partners:
Be advised that an airline may publish an award to a geographical region, but it may not operate flights to the exact airport you requested. In most cases I have attempted to exclude such erroneous results.