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What Are Points Worth? Here Are Our Valuations:

Flexible Points

Flexible Points ProgramValue Per Point (¢)
American Express Membership Rewards1.8
Capital One Venture Rewards
1.2
Chase Ultimate Rewards1.7
Citi ThankYou1.6
Diners Club Rewards2.1
Non-Flexible Points
Bank of America Premium Rewards1.0
Barclaycard Arrival Miles
1.0
U.S. Bank FlexPerks Rewards1.5
Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards1.3

Airline Miles

Airline MilesValue Per Point (¢)
Aegean Miles+Bonus1.4
Air Canada Aeroplan1.4
Air France/KLM Flying Blue1.3
Alaska Mileage Plan1.6
American AAdvantage1.4
ANA Mileage Club1.4
Asiana Club1.5
Avianca LifeMiles1.4
British Airways Executive Club Avios1.3
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles1.2
Delta SkyMiles1.2
Emirates Skywards1.1
Etihad Guest1.3
Frontier Miles1.1
HawaiianMiles0.9
Japan Airlines Mileage Bank1.3
JetBlue TrueBlue1.3
Korean Air SkyPass1.5
LATAM Pass0.6
Lufthansa Miles & More1.3
Malaysia Airlines Enrich0.9
Qatar Privilege Club Qmiles0.9
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1.4
Southwest Rapid Rewards1.4
Spirit Airlines Free Spirit0.4
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles1.3
United MileagePlus1.4
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1.3

Hotel Points

Hotel Points 
Best Western Rewards0.6
Choice Privileges Points0.7
Hilton Honors0.5
IHG Rewards Club0.5
Marriott Bonvoy0.7
Radisson Rewards0.4
World of Hyatt1.6
Wyndham Rewards0.9

How Do We Value Miles & Points?

We base our points valuations on a variety of factors, including our team's own award redemptions, researching award bookings, as well as program-dependent factors such as fuel surcharges, fees, ease-of-use, potential devaluations, and availability.

There is not an exact science for determining the value of points and each traveler will have their own best use. These valuations are to be used as a rough guideline of what kind of redemption value you can expect to get when you use your points.

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