Consolidated List of Airline Award Charts and Partner Airline Lists

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I thought it would be convenient to have a page that TPG readers can bookmark with links to the award charts for the major frequent flyer programs. This is by no means a final list, as I’ll continuously be updating the page (feel free to comment below with the links to any other program or ideas on ways to enhance this post). This list will be part of a resource page which I’ll be launching shortly. If you have any other ideas, please comment below.

Air Canada (Star Alliance)
Air Canada and Star Alliance Award Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade Chart
Partner list
Notes: Air Canada allows “around the world” routing, which means you can travel to Asia via Europe (and stop while in Europe). See Around The World rewards. Also, most awards increase on July 15, 2011.

Air France/KLM (Skyteam Alliance)
FlyingBlue Award Chart
Partner Award Chart
Skyteam Upgrades

Notes: FlyingBlue runs Promo Awards, that can be great values at 50% less miles needed. Air France is a transfer partner of American Express.

Airtran (soon to be a part of Southwest) – Award information.

Alaska Airlines
Alaska Award Chart
Partner Award Chart
Alaska Upgrades
List of Partners

American (Oneworld Alliance)
American Award Chart

American Upgrade Chart
Oneworld and Partner Award Chart

Distance based Oneworld multi partner Award Chart
Oneworld Upgrade Chart
List of partners

Notes: Amounts shown are for one-way flights. Note: Only American awards can be booked online – you must call to book partner awards, though I recommend using the British Airways and Qantas search engines to find Oneworld availability.

British Airways (Oneworld Alliance)
British Airways Award Chart
British Airways + 1 Oneworld Award Chart
One Oneworld Partner Award Chart
Multiple Oneworld Partner Award Chart
Upgrade Mileage Chart
List of partners: OneworldOther
Notes: I did an entire series on maximizing British Airways miles. They are also a transfer partner of American Express and the Chase Sapphire Preferred CardGeneral tipsPost 1 – Booking BA Awards, Post 2 – Booking Partner Awards, Post 3 – Oneworld Alliance, Post 4 – Taxes and Fees, Post 5 – Household Accounts, Post 6 – Companion Ticket, Post 7 – Using ExpertFlyer for Partner Award Availability, Post 8 – The Art of the Stopover, Post 9 – Leveraging Miles and Cash Redemptions, and Post 10 – Using Qantas.com to Find Oneworld Award Availability.

Cathay (Oneworld Alliance)
Cathay and Partners Award and Upgrade Chart (List of partners is available underneath the partner award chart)

Continental (Star Alliance)
Continental and Star Alliance/Partner Award and Upgrade Chart for travel booked before June 15, 2011
Continental and Star Alliance/Partner Award and Upgrade Chart for travel booked after June 15, 2011
List of partners
Notes: Starting June 15, Continental will allow one-way awards. Until then, you can instantly transfer Continental miles to United, before they merge at some point in 2012 (or possibly late 2011). Check out this post on continental.com recent upgrades. I also recommend using the ANA tool for complete Star Alliance availability. Continental is a transfer partner of American Express until September 30, 2011. Continental is also a transfer partner of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Delta (Skyteam Alliance)
Delta and Skyteam/Partner Award Chart
Upgrade Awards
List of Partners
Notes: One-way awards are the same price as roundtrip. Delta has three tiers and the online award engine is broken. See also : Maximizing Stopovers, Open Jaws and Transfers on DeltaDelta.com Quirks and How to Work Around Them, Airfrance.us Now Shows Delta Awards, 10 Tips on Using Delta SkyMiles. Delta is a transfer partner of American Express and they usually have 10-50% transfer bonuses.

Emirates
Flight and Upgrade Calculator
List of partners

Frontier – Award Chart. Frontier is a transfer partner of American Express.

JetBlue - No award charts, points are a fixed value – around 1 cent per point. More info. JetBlue is a transfer partner of American Express.

Qantas (Oneworld Alliance)
Qantas and Partner Classic Flights Points Calculator / Chart
Upgrade Chart
Partner list

Singapore (Star Alliance)
Singapore Award Chart
Partner Award Chart
Singapore Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade Chart
Partner list
Note: Singapore is an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner.

Southwest- No award charts – fixed value, $1 towards flights is between 60 and 120 points. More info.

United (Star Alliance)
United and Star Alliance/Partner Award for travel booked before June 15, 2011
United and Star Alliance/Partner Award for travel booked after June 15, 2011
United Upgrade Awards after June 15, 2011
Star Alliance Upgrade Awards after June 15, 2011
List of partners
Notes: United.com only has a few Star Alliance partners, so I recommend using Continental.com to book awards. I also recommend using the ANA tool for complete Star Alliance availability.

US Airways (Star Alliance)
US Airways Award Chart
Star Alliance/Partner Award Chart
US Airways Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade Chart
Partner list
Notes: USairways.com is bad at showing partner awards. All SaverPass awards on continental.com should be bookable using US Airways miles – you just have to call in to secure them. I also recommend using the ANA tool for complete Star Alliance availability.

Virgin America
Fixed value – see more information. Points are usually worth 1.6-2.1 cents towards airfare.

Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic Award Calculator
Virgin Atlantic Upgrades
Partner List
Note: Virgin Atlantic is a partner of American Express Membership Rewards, but it may make sense to transfer to Continental or ANA because they may have lower point thresholds and/or fees.

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