Airline Miles Calculators
Airline Miles Calculators for earning, redeeming, transferring, and calculating the dollar value of airline miles with frequent flyer programs.
There are lots of perks and benefits that comes with joining a frequent flyer program. This include the ability to earn miles redeemable for rewards such as free flights along with the benefits of extra perks when flying with that particular airline such as seat upgrades. While every airline offers there own special set of different perks, most of the common ones consist of:
- Complimentary Seat Upgrades
- More Airline Miles Per Flight and/or $1 Spent With The Airline
- Waived and Reduced Fees on Itinerary Changes
- Complimentary or Reduced Food/Beverage Costs During Flights
- Access To Airline Lounges
- The Ability To Choose Special Seats (e.g. Emergency Exit Rows)
And that's just a few of the benefits that comes with being loyal to a specific airline. I recommend checking out the benefits of a few airlines to see if what they offer appeals to you. If you like a specific airline, but don't fly enough to earn elite status, many airlines offer credit cards that grant perks and benefits that closely mirror having status. It's like a shortcut for those who don't find themselves on a plane several times per month. You can also choose to book airline travel through an online travel agency like Expedia, Priceline, or Orbitz. You will usually still earn airline miles with these bookings while also earning rewards points the online travel agency.
Airline Miles Calculators
There are about 700+ commercial airlines scattered across the globe which gives you many options to choose from when deciding to travel. While I don't have all 700+ airlines featured on the site, I do feature most of the more common/popular airlines. As time goes on, more airlines will be added. If there's an airline you want added (or the credit card of an airline added), feel free to let me know through social media.
You can click on any of the airlines listed below to get more details about the program. Most pages feature details on earning, redeeming, transferring miles to/from the program, co-branded credit cards, and elite status. I also cover sharing and buying miles if the program allows it.
Transfer Rewards To Airline Programs
Most airlines allow you to transfer reward points earned in other programs directly to their frequent flyer program. This allows you to earn points more efficiently and at a faster rate. This also allows you to earn sign up bonuses with partner credit cards to add even more miles to your account.
Point Transfer Example
American Express Membership Rewards is a direct 1:1 transfer partner of Delta Airlines. This means you can earn Membership Reward Points using AMEX's 10 credit cards and transfer those earned points directly to your Delta Skymiles account. As an example, lets say that you make $500 per month in groceries purchases which comes out to $6,000 per year. Let's look at the option of using Delta credit cards versus using Membership Rewards credit cards.
Delta Credit Cards
All seven of Delta's credit cards earn 1 Skymile per $1 spent on non-Delta purchases. So no matter which Delta card you use, you would earn a total of 6,000 Skymiles over the course of the year on grocery purchases. This will barely cover half of a short-trip one-way ticket on Delta.
Membership Reward Credit Cards
AMEX has two credit cards that earn big on groceries. We will look at the AMEX Gold Card which earns 4 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets. So running spend through the AMEX Gold would earn you 24,000 Membership Rewards Points ($6,000 * 4) during the course of the year. You can then transfer those 24,000 points directly to your Skymiles account. That's 18,000 additional Skymiles you've earned by using a different card and that's only for one category on one card. That's the benefit of transferring points.
Transferring Points To Airline Miles
You can use the point transfer calculators listed below to calculate the conversion of points to airline miles with each frequent flyer program listed. Each calculator also lists out all of the transfer partner credit cards that you can use to earn airline miles and it shows the earning rates in the airline's currency so you know how many miles you'll be earning from spend and sign up bonuses. Do note that while most of the calculators go into detail on each partner, there are a few that may consist of calculators only. You can use these airline transfer calculators to find alternative rewards programs to help earn lots of miles.
|Airline Transfer Partners|
|American Airlines||Transfer To American Airlines|
|Aeromexico Airlines||Transfer To Aeromexico|
|Air Canada||Transfer To Aeroplan|
|Alaska Airlines||Transfer To Alaska|
|Asiana Airlines||Transfer To Asiana|
|British Airways (Avios)||Transfer To Avios|
|Iberia (Avios)||Transfer To Avios|
|Aer Lingus (Avios)||Transfer To Avios|
|Cathay Pacific||Transfer To Cathay|
|Delta Airlines||Transfer To Delta|
|Emirates||Transfer To Emirates|
|Etihad||Transfer To Etihad Guest|
|Air France-KLM||Transfer To Flying Blue|
|Frontier Airlines||Transfer To Frontier|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Transfer To Hawaiian|
|JetBlue Airways||Transfer To JetBlue|
|Korean Air||Transfer To Korean Air|
|Lufthansa||Transfer To Miles & More|
|Qantas Airways||Transfer To Qantas|
|Qatar Airways||Transfer To Qatar|
|Singapore Airlines||Transfer To Singapore|
|Southwest Airlines||Transfer To Southwest|
|United Airlines||Transfer To United|
|Virgin Atlantic||Transfer To Virgin Atlantic|
Airline Credit Card Calculators
Airline Credit Cards can offers many benefits to those who like flying with a particular airline. The benefits offered by airline credit cards will vary between airlines, but some of the common benefits you will find on airline credit cards include:
- The Ability To Earn Miles Per $1 Spent
- Complementary Elite Status or Status After Heavy Spend
- Access To The Airline's Lounges
- Free Checked Bags For Yourself and Others Traveling With You
- Special Privileges When Flying The Airline
- Discounts On Purchases With The Airline
The main thing to note about most airline credit cards is that the earning rates on these cards are generally not the best. For most airlines, you can earn more miles by using partner credit cards to rack up points and then transfer those points over to the airline frequent flyer program. For example, you can earn more Delta Skymiles using AMEX Membership Rewards Credit Cards or more United Miles using Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards. So unless you're trying to obtain a bonus that has to do with running spend through the card, you'll find that most airline cards are for the benefits and perks.
Listed below are all of the airline credit cards featured on the site. You can click on any of the cards listed below to learn about the bonus categories, perks & benefits, standard sign up bonus, and annual fees. Each calculator also has it's own miles calculator (unless otherwise indicated) that lets you calculate how many miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend. Each miles calculator also allows you to calculate the cash value based on spend, how much each card benefit is worth to you, and the annual fee. You can compare the results side by side any credit card featured on the site. Any spend you enter into the airline miles calculators will carry over to all calculators on the site.
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Listed below are some of the most common questions when it comes to Airline Miles Calculators.
How do I calculate airline miles?
How airline miles are calculate varies by program. For the most part, you'll earn a certain amount of miles per $1 spent or mile flown with most programs.
How many miles does it take to get a free flight?
Depends on the airline. The low side of redemptions are usually between 2,500 and 12,500 airline miles.
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About These Calculators: These calculators are provided to help you estimate the value of points, miles, and cash back you can earn with various rewards programs and using reward earning credit cards. These calculators are meant to provide an estimate of rewards earned and are not meant to reflect the exact amount of points you may receive. Be sure to read the terms and conditions of any credit card before you apply as benefit and perk changes may not be reflected immediately on this website.
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