Airline Miles Calculators

Earning, Redeeming, and Transferring Miles

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.

Frequent Flyer Programs

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.

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 buying miles if the program allows it.

U.S. Airline Programs
Airlines based in the United States
Alaska Airlines Alaska MileagePlan Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Allegiant Airlines Allegiant Air Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Credit Cards
American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Delta Airlines Delta Skymiles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Frontier Airlines Frontier Rewards Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
JetBlue Airways JetBlue TrueBlue Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Southwest Airlines Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Spirit Airlines FREE Spirit Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
United Airlines United Mileage Plus Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
International Airline Programs
Airlines based outside of the United States
Aer Lingus Avios Points Calculators
Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Aeromexico Airlines Aeromexico Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Air Canada Aeroplan Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Credit Cards
Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Credit Cards
Asiana Airlines Asiana Miles Calculators
Earn, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
British Airways Avios Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Credit Cards
Emirates Emirates Miles Calculator
Earn, Redeem, Transfer
Etihad Etihad Guest Miles Calculator
Earn, Redeem, Transfer
Korean Air SKYPASS Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status, Credit Cards
LATAM Airlines Group LATAM Calculators
Credit Cards
Lufthansa Miles and More Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Credit Cards
Qantas Airways Qantas Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer
Qatar Airways Qatar Qmiles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Elite Status
Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic Miles Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Transfer, Credit Cards

Airline Transfer Partners

Most airlines allow you to transfer reward points earned in other programs directly to their frequent flyer program. This typically allows you to earn airline miles more efficiently and at a faster rate than co-branded airline cards.

For example, American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to many airlines at a 1:1 ratio. Say you want to earn Delta Skymiles. You can use any of AMEX's Membership Reward Credit Cards to earn points and then transfer those points to your Delta SkyMiles account.

AMEX Transfer
You can link your Membership Rewards Account with hotels and airlines to easily transfer points.

You could pick up a card like the American Express Gold Card which earns 4x points on supermarket and dining spend. There's no Delta credit card that will earn you that many points on either category, so you can effectively earn a lot more Delta SkyMiles running spend through the AMEX Gold and then transferring those earned points directly to your Delta SkyMiles account.

You can calculate the transfer of rewards to and from airline programs with the calculators listed below.

Airline Transfer Partners
Get the details on the transfer partners of each program.
Aer Lingus (Avios) Avios Transfer Partner Calculators
Aeromexico Airlines Aeromexico Transfer Partners Calculators
Aeroplan (Air Canada) Aeroplan Transfer Partner Calculators
Air France-KLM Flying Blue Transfer Partner Calculators
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Transfer Partner Calculators
American Airlines AAdvantage Transfer Partners Calculators
Asiana Airlines Asiana Transfer Partner Calculators
British Airways (Avios) Avios Transfer Partner Calculators
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Transfer Partner Calculators
Delta Airlines Delta Airlines Transfer Partner Calculators
Emirates Emirates Transfer Partner Calculators
Etihad Etihad Transfer Partner Calculators
Frontier Airlines Frontier Transfer Partner Calculators
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Transfer Partner Calculators
Iberia (Avios) Avios Transfer Partner Calculators
JetBlue Airways JetBlue Transfer Partner Calculators
Korean Air Korean Air Transfer Partner Calculators
Lufthansa Miles & More Transfer Partner Calculators
Qantas Airways Qantas Transfer Partner Calculators
Qatar Airways Qatar Transfer Partner Calculators
Singapore Airlines Singapore Transfer Partner Calculators
Southwest Airlines Southwest Transfer Partner Calculators
United Airlines United Transfer Partner Calculators
Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic Transfer Partner Calculators

Best Credit Cards For Airline Miles

If you're looking to maximize your airline miles with a frequent flyer program, you'll need to know which airline credit cards and transfer partner credit cards earn you the most miles. This can easily be done using the 'Best Credit Card For' Calculators listed below. These calculators will give you a list of the best credit cards for earning airline miles with a specific airline based on your spend.

Best Credit Cards For - Airlines
Get a list of the best credit cards for earning airline miles.
Aer Lingus Best Credit Cards For Aer Lingus Avios
Aeromexico Best Credit Cards For Aeromexico Miles
Aeroplan (Air Canada) Best Credit Cards For Aeroplan Miles
Air France-KLM Best Credit Cards For Flying Blue Miles
Alaska Airlines Best Credit Cards For Alaska Miles
American Airlines Best Credit Cards For AAdvantage Miles
British Airways Best Credit Cards For British Airways Avios
Cathay Pacific Best Credit Cards For Asia Miles
Delta Airlines Best Credit Cards For Delta SkyMiles
Emirates Best Credit Cards For Emirates Miles
Etihad Best Credit Cards For Etihad Miles
Frontier Airlines Best Credit Cards For Frontier Miles
Hawaiian Airlines Best Credit Cards For Hawaiian Miles
Iberia Best Credit Cards For Iberia Avios
JetBlue Airways Best Credit Cards For JetBlue Points
Qantas Best Credit Cards For Qantas Points
Qatar Best Credit Cards For Qatar Qmiles
Singapore Airlines Best Credit Cards For KrisFlyer Miles
Southwest Airlines Best Credit Cards For Southwest Points
United Airlines Best Credit Cards For United Miles
Virgin Atlantic Best Credit Cards For Virgin Atlantic Miles

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.

compare airline credit cards
Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and fees. You can set partner cards to reflect transfer ratios too!

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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U.S.-based Airline Credit Cards
List of airline credit card calculators of airlines based in the United States.
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines Credit Card
Alaska Airlines Business Credit Card
Alaska Airlines Mastercard (Canada)
Alaska World Elite Mastercard (Canada)
Allegiant Airlines
Allegiant Mastercard
American Airlines
Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red
Barclays Aviator Business Card
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select
Citi AAdvantage Executive Card
Citi AAdvantage MileUp Card
Citi AAdvantage Gold Card
Citi Business AAdvantage Platinum Select Card
Scotiabank AAdvantage Platinum Card (Mexico)
Delta Airlines
Delta Skymiles Blue Card
Delta Skymiles Gold Card
Delta Skymiles Platinum Card
Delta Skymiles Reserve Card
Delta Skymiles Business Gold Card
Delta Skymiles Business Platinum Card
Delta Skymiles Business Reserve Card
Frontier Airlines
Frontier Mastercard
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Mastercard
Hawaiian Business Mastercard
JetBlue Airways
Barclays JetBlue Card
Barclays JetBlue Plus Card
Barclays JetBlue Business Card
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Plus Credit Card
Southwest Premier Credit Card
Southwest Priority Credit Card
Southwest Business Premier Card
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Mastercard
Spirit Business Mastercard
United Airlines
United Explorer Card
United Club Infinite Card
United Business Card
United Club Business Card
United Explorer Business Card
United TravelBank Card
United Club Card
International Airline Credit Cards
List of airline credit card calculators of airlines based outside of the United States.
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Credit Card
Aeromexico Airlines
Aeromexico Visa Signature Card
Aeromexico Visa Card
Air Canada (Aeroplan)
Aeroplan Visa Signature
Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card (Canada)
AMEX Aeroplan Platinum Card (Canada)
AMEX Aeroplan Gold Card (Canada)
CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Card (Canada)
CIBC Aero Platinum Visa Card (Canada)
Air France-KLM
Flying Blue Credit Card
Flying Blue AMEX Entry Card (Netherlands)
Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines Credit Card
Asiana Business Credit Card
British Airways
British Airways Credit Card
British Airways AMEX Card (U.K.)
British Airways Premium Plus AMEX Card (U.K.)
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Credit Card
Korean Air
SKYPASS Select Visa Signature Card
SKYPASS Visa Signature Card
SkyBlue SKYPASS Visa Card
LATAM
LATAM Visa Signature Card
LATAM Visa Card
Lufthansa
Miles and More Lufthansa World Elite Mastercard
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic Mastercard
Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card (U.K.)
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card (U.K.)

FAQ

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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