These consolidated airline award charts help you find out how many miles you need from each program to get to your destination. I’ve added a few of my comments for each program to help direct you. This page will be a living document, so I will update it ever so often.
The chart that I find the most useful is the 2nd chart because it tells me how many miles to get anywhere on American Airline’s partner airlines. I never actually travel on American Airlines unless I have to. American Airlines has great Oneworld partners such as Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and British Airways. The 3rd chart is for advanced users that want to plan a round the world trip with multiple stops.
- American Airlines (AA) AAdvantage Award Chart (AA Metal Only)
- American Airlines (AA) (One World Partner Award Chart)
- One World Airlines Distance Based Award Chart
British Airways Avios program is based on distance between two locations. It is a great program that you can transfer points into from Chase Ultimate Rewards. One of my favorite awards is getting from Los Angeles to Hawaii for only 25,000 Avios roundtrip. The key for US travelers is to use British Airways Avios on short distance trips on American Airlines (the partner of British Airways).
- British Airways Award Chart (calculator)
I don’t really bother with Delta Airlines because United and American Airlines are so much better from the Los Angeles area. This doesn’t mean you can’t utilize Delta miles. Here is their award chart:
Korean Air Award Chart – Great availability for their first class flights from US to Korea/North Asia. 80,000 miles one-way (transfer partner from Chase Ultimate Rewards).
Lifemiles Award Chart – No fuel surcharges on award tickets
Lufthansa Miles and More Award Chart – Great US domestic business class award at 17,000 miles per one-way.
Best values are on flights on Singapore metal or a trip to Hawaii for 17.5K one-way in economy and 30K one-way in business.
United has a great network of partners that you can pretty much get almost anywhere in the world. United economy awards are great deals, while their business and first class awards are a bit more expensive than American Airlines. It costs 30,000 United miles from North America to Europe one-way on economy and 35k to 40k to Asia one-way.