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Updated Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists

May 24, 2012
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Updated Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists
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The past year has seen some major changes in the airline world, especially concerning frequent flyer programs. New airlines have joined alliances, formed non-alliance partnerships with each other, and even introduced all-new mileage programs like British Airways Avios.

So I thought it was time to update my consolidated list of airline award charts and partner lists. Some of them are not, strictly speaking, award charts because programs like Avios 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.

In the meantime, I think it will be convenient to have a page that TPG readers can bookmark with links to the award charts for the major frequent flyer programs. This list does not contain nearly every airline, but I included the ones readers are most likely to have their miles on, and will be adding more information to this list periodically. Feel free to comment below with the links to any other program or ideas on ways to enhance this post, and if you have any other resources you’d like to see on TPG, 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 increased on July 15, 2011.

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 great values at 50% less miles needed. Air France is a transfer partner of American Express.

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

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

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 Fees, Distance-Based Awards, Travel Together Companion Ticket, Household Accounts, Using Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets.

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

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 Delta, Quirks and How to Work Around Them, Now Shows Delta Awards, 10 Tips on Using Delta SkyMiles. Delta is a transfer partner of American Express.

Flight and Upgrade Calculator
List of partners

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

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

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.

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.

No award charts – points have fixed values. $1 towards flights is between 60 and 120 points. More info.

United (Star Alliance)

United Interactive Award and Upgrade Map
United Award Chart/Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Award Chart/Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade Awards after June 15, 2011 
List of partners
Notes: is getting better at showing awards, but I still recommend using the ANA tool to find more thorough Star Alliance availability.

US Airways (Star Alliance)

US Airways Award Chart
Star Alliance/Partner Award Chart
US Airways Upgrade Chart
Star Alliance Upgrade ChartPartner list
Notes: is bad at showing partner awards. All SaverPass awards. I also 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
Virgin Atlantic Award Calculator
Virgin Atlantic Upgrades
Partner List
Partner Award Chart
Note: Virgin Atlantic is a partner of American Express Membership Rewards, but it may make sense to transfer to ANA because they may have lower point thresholds and/or fees.
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