Infographic Comparison of the Major Airline’s Frequent Flyer Program Economy Award Charts

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I love infographics. They’re excellent resources for visual comparisons, so I thought it would be a great idea to create a few to show different comparisons of miles, points, and credit cards. I finally got around to touching up the details on the first project I’ve been putting together: a comparison of the different amounts of miles you need to book saver awards on major US frequent flyer programs. I was inspired by the clarity and ease of reading the graph for A Guide to the Complex World of Airline Miles so the style is based on that design. The information on the chart can be used to compare how many miles it takes to get to a region per certain airline mile programs.



To view a larger version of the infographic click here.

For comparison purposes and to keep it simple I only compared economy saver awards and if the award chart offered Off-Peak/Peak amounts I went with Peak to keep it consistent with the programs that simply just have a Saver award chart. Undoubtedly there is probably an error in there from making line after line, so please let me know if something is off. I will edit them out ASAP if you point them out.

Let me know what you think and stay posted for more useful miles and points infographs to come! For now, there’s a link to the larger image on the sidebar, but after I finish up additional ones I will create a separate resource page dedicated to visual comparisons. I will keep them updated so they can be used as a simple way to compare award charts to maximize your miles. If people find them useful I will create a similar version for Business and First Class awards.

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Rand Shoaf

Rand Shoaf

Introduced to traveling at a young age, Rand has since traveled to over 45 countries. Learning how to maximize credit card sign-up bonuses in college has allowed him to earn millions of travel miles and points. Using the same tips and tricks he writes about here has ultimately allowed him to explore the word for pennies on the dollar.

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11 thoughts on “Infographic Comparison of the Major Airline’s Frequent Flyer Program Economy Award Charts”

  1. This is helpful. I wish I could see this with a overlay of the actual fees that the airlines are charging. I’m Platinum on American and some of the “service fees” for using the miles are obscene (especially to Europe). While the chart without the fees would imply they are the same as everyone else, the fees do make a difference.


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