A Unified Award Chart for All US Airlines (And the Best Values for Each Destination)

I haven’t seen this pulled together anywhere (forgive me if I missed it), but I’ve often looked for this:

I’ve pulled together the number of miles required for all major US airlines to destinations around the world from the Continental US, and pointed out any bargains in the group. You’ll see that Avios and LAN pop up a couple of times. You can view the Avios distance-based award chart here. LAN also has a distance-based award chart, which you can view here. With LAN, remember that you’re looking at Kilometers on that chart — divide that in half to get the number of miles required. You can transfer Starwood points into LAN, but keep in mind that 1 Starwood point gets you 2 LAN kilometers. The 5,000 point bonus is also doubled. So 20,000 Starwood points gets you 50,000 LAN kilometers.

All miles below are roundtrip.

I’ve also left out options with a fuel surcharge. ANA, for example, has a distance-based award chart with some good mileage values on it, but it’s pretty useless because of the fuel surcharges.

If I’ve missed anything in here, please let me know and I’ll be happy to correct.

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  1. Jared-

    this is fantastic- I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. Thank you so much for pulling it together!!


  2. i subscribe to 20+ travel blogs, yet 70% of the posts i bookmark and 95% of the posts i lol at are OTR :)

  3. Now can you do from TLV on all airlines? :)
    I started doing this on DDF to find discrepancies btw carriers.

    Some possible improvements:
    -Who allows one-ways
    -Transfer partners
    -Basic stopover/open jaw summary

  4. this is incredible. thank you!

  5. chart comes out a bit funny in chrome(at least on my comp)..but IE looks fine

  6. Trav @ Extra Pack of Peanuts

    Jared, great job! A lot of us have this information floating around in our head, but pulling it up at a moment’s notice isn’t always the easiest! Thanks for giving us a place to bookmark and come back to for all those times we can’t remember!

  7. This is really helpful! Thanks for doing it. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth but would you consider doing a similar chart for using miles from US programs intra-region–like within South America, Africa, Asia, etc.?

  8. Can you please do from my house to everywhere in the world?

  9. Just a technicality, but for the sake of accuracy, it should read 9,000 Avios for trips up to 1300 miles, not 9,000 miles.

    Once again, many thanks! Did you also do a chart of off-peak dates by region/airline?

  10. Bookmarked!! :)

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  12. What do you recommend for a trip to Russia?

  13. I don’t think the Icelandair 75000 to Europe is 100% accurate for a round trip. It seems like the lowest rate from the USA to Europe is about 60,000 in coach or 100k in “economy comfort”

  14. I love this chart! I’m printing it out and putting it in my Points Folder. Thanks for putthing it together.

  15. The only thing I would * is that United and American allow One-Way awards

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