An Updated Guide To Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists

by on May 13, 2014 · 14 comments

in Oneworld, skyteam, star alliance

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So far there has been a whirlwind of changes in the airline world in 2014, and it’s only May! We’ve seen airlines join new alliances and devalue their frequent flyer programs, all in addition to the colossal change that took place this year in the form of the American and US Airways merger.

In light of all these changes, I thought it was time to update my consolidated list of airline award charts and partner lists. Some items on the list are not award charts per se, because programs like Avios price award flights based on distance and have calculators you can use to find the required number of miles for specific redemptions, so I included those instead. This resource gives TPG readers access to all the links for award charts in one place, so bookmark and use it!

The list doesn’t cover every single airline, but includes those that readers are most likely to fly and have miles with, and more information will be added to the list periodically. Feel free to comment below with links to any other program or ideas to enhance this post, or if there are other resources you’d like to see included on TPG.

Airline Transfer Partners…quite the list!

Air Canada, Aeroplan (Star Alliance)

Air France/KLM, Flying Blue (SkyTeam Alliance)

Alaska Airlines, Mileage Plan

American, AAdvantage (Oneworld Alliance)

ANA, Mileage Club (Star Alliance)

British Airways, Avios (Oneworld Alliance)

Cathay Pacific, Marco Polo Club/Asia Miles (Oneworld Alliance)

Delta, Skymiles (SkyTeam Alliance)

Emirates, Skywards

Etihad, Etihad Guest

Frontier, Early Returns

  • Award Chart
  • Frontier is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Miles

  • Hawaiian Airlines Award Chart
  • Hawaiian Partner List
  • Hawaiian Airlines is not in an alliance, but is partners with several airlines including American, Delta, Jet Blue, Virgin Atlantic and more.
  • Hawaiian is also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.

JetBlue, True Blue

Korean Air, Sky Pass (SkyTeam Alliance)

Lufthansa, Miles & More (Star Alliance)

Qantas, Frequent Flyer (Oneworld Alliance)

Qatar, Privilege Club (Oneworld Alliance)

Singapore, KrisFlyer (Star Alliance)

Southwest, Rapid Rewards

  • No award charts – points have fixed values. $1 towards flights costs between 70 and 120 points depending on the fare class.
  • List of Partners
  • Consider aiming for the Companion Pass.
  • Southwest is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards.

United, Mileage Plus (Star Alliance)

US Airways, Dividend Miles (Oneworld Alliance)

Virgin America
, Elevate

  • Fixed value: points are usually worth around 2.1 cents each towards airfare.
  • List of Partners
  • Virgin America is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.

Virgin Atlantic, Flying Club 

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  • Milesforfamily

    Just wanted to mention that the link to Singapore Airlines award chart doesn’t seem to work. Otherwise, great post!

  • Ed

    I’d like to see Chase signup a Middle Eastern carrier and another European carrier.

  • Rojiviris

    Very useful!
    Where should I look to find the stopover rules for BA, UA, and AA?

  • Matt

    Can you apply DL flights to your Alaska Air account. Is there a chart that shows what the earning on Alaska would be for DL flights? Does this change in 2015 with the new Skymiles program?

  • Ed

    What about Chase Ultimate Rewards to Virgin Atlantic?

  • pwc122

    TPG, this is awesome! this is the kind of post that provides real lasting value to readers. the info is concise and easy to understand, and there are links to easily access additional info.

    One minor quibble (if you can call it that)–Star Alliance awards aren’t bookable through US now. While there are some continuing partners, now that they’re in OW, that bullet point should be updated (or at least a disclaimer added).

  • Landon
  • Moonspinner

    Would be great if airlines were more flexible with allowing cross-airline upgrades using FF miles . . . . . Example: If Qantas allowed me to use AAdvantage miles to upgrade (as BA and Iberia do)

  • Steve |

    Fantastic and extremely helpful. I probably speak for a ton of us when I say we’re searching for deals or wondering how to use our points and think, “Man, I wish I had the exact link showing the award chart.” Really helpful.

  • Jill

    Does this mean that from Amex points, they can be turned into Air Canada miles and then converted to United Airline miles?

  • Jill

    Please confirm

  • thepointsguy

    No you can’t then aeroplan into united- just redeem for united awards

  • Jill

    I tried to link to an aero plan and it said aero Mexico, is that correct?

  • Jill

    Please explain how this is done, thank you!

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