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2013 Updated Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists

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There have been a lot of changes in the past year as airlines have merged (or are about to!), award requirements have changed on various routes such as with Air France (or are about to with programs like Aeroplan), new airlines have joined alliances and formed non-alliance partnerships like Qantas and Emirates’ recent agreement, and frequent flyer programs themselves have changed – such as Delta and United both adding a revenue-based component to elite status. It’s been a while since I updated my resource page with links to the major frequent flyer programs, their airline partners and their award charts – so I figured now would be a good moment to do so.

Delta will fly 757's and 767's will lie flat seats in BusinessElite from JFK-LAX/SFO.
You may find yourself redeeming less miles when you book through a partner airline.

So I thought it was time to update my consolidated list of airline award charts and partner lists, which you can find below. Some programs like British Airways do not have traditional award charts because they calculate award seats based on distance and have calculators you can use to find the required amount of miles for specific redemptions so I included those instead.

This list doesn’t contain every single airline out there, but I tried to include all the major frequent flyer programs and the ones readers are likely to earn and redeem miles with. In the meantime, bookmark this page for a handy one-stop resource for award charts and if you have other guides you’d like to see on TPG, please comment with your suggestions below!

Air Canada (Star Alliance)
Air Canada and Star Alliance Award Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade Chart
List of Partners
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.
Note: Aeroplan is a partner of American Express. I did a series on booking partner awards through Aeroplan which you can view here.

Air France/KLM (SkyTeam Alliance)
FlyingBlue/Partner Award Calculator
Air France Upgrade Awards
SkyTeam Upgrades
List of Partners
Notes: FlyingBlue runs Promo Awards, that can be decent values at 50% less miles needed. Air France is a transfer partner of American Express.

Alaska Airlines partners.
Alaska Airlines’ partners.

Alaska Airlines
Alaska Award Chart
Partner Award Chart
Alaska Upgrades
List of Partners
Note: Alaska is partners with both American and Delta.

American Airlines Award Chart.
American Airlines Award Chart.

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. Only American awards (and now Hawaii, Alaska and BA awards) can be booked online – you must call to book partner awards, though I recommend using the Qantas search engine to find Oneworld availability.

ANA (Star Alliance)
ANA Award Chart
ANA International Award Chart
ANA Partners and Award Chart
Note: ANA is a transfer partner of American Express. I did a series on booking partner awards through ANA which you can view here.

British Airways (Oneworld Alliance)
British Airways Avios Calculator
Oneworld and Partner Award Chart
List of partners: Oneworld & Other
Notes: British Airways is a transfer partner of both American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards. I did a series on maximizing British Airways Avios including Master FAQ Post on British Airways 100,000 Mile Offer, Spotlight on Taxes and FeesDistance-Based AwardsTravel Together Companion TicketHousehold AccountsUsing Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets.

Cathay Pacific (Oneworld Alliance)
Cathay and Partners Award and Upgrade Chart
List of partners is available underneath the partner award chart.
Note: Cathay Pacific is a transfer partner of American Express.

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 pretty much 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.

Emirates
Emirates Miles Calculator.

Emirates
Flight and Upgrade Calculator
List of Partners

Etihad
Mileage Calculator
Partner Airlines
Note: Etihad is a partner with American Airlines.

Frontier
Award Chart
Note: Frontier is a transfer partner of American Express.

Hawaiian Airlines award chart.
Hawaiian Airlines award chart.

Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines Award Chart
Partner List
Note: Hawaiian Airlines is not in an alliance, but it is partners with airlines including ANA, Delta, Virgin Atlantic and Korean Air. Hawaiian Airlines is a transfer partner of American Express.

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

Korean Air (SkyTeam)
Korean Air Award Chart
Korean Air SkyTeam and Partner Award Chart
Partner List
Note: Korean Air is a partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards.

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 – points have fixed values. $1 towards flights is between 60 and 120 points. More info.
Note: Southwest is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards.

United features an interactive award
United features an interactive award and upgrade map.

United (Star Alliance)

United Interactive Award and Upgrade Map
United Award Chart/Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Award Chart/Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

List of Partners
Notes: United.com is getting better at showing awards, but I still recommend using the ANA tool to find more thorough Star Alliance availability. United is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards.

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 does not show partner awards. I recommend using the ANA tool for thorough Star Alliance availability.

Virgin America

Fixed value points –see more information. Points are usually worth 1.6-2.1 cents towards airfare.
Note: Virgin America is a partner of American Express Membership Rewards.

Virgin Atlantic has an award calculator.
Virgin Atlantic has an award calculator.

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