Air Frequent Flyer Miles Programs


Do you always want to find out which partner is associated with what frequent flyer program, and how many miles does it take to redeem a free ticket or get an upgrade? The following chart is created to answer this. It contains mileage requirements and partner information on the biggest US airline frequent flyer programs.

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Airline Minimum # of Miles for Free Roundtrip Economy Ticket Within US Minimum # of Miles for Free Upgrade Within US - One Way Partner List Last Confirmed
Alaska         25,000         15,000 Alaska Mileage Plan Partners 01/16/2016
American         25,000         5,000 American AAdvantage Partners 01/16/2016
Delta         N/A (a)         N/A (a) Delta Skymiles Partners 01/17/2016
Frontier Airlines         20,000         N/A Frontier Airlines Partners 01/16/2016
Hawaiian Airlines         15,000 / 40,000 (b)         7,500 / 25,000 (c) Hawaiian Airlines Partners 01/17/2016
JetBlue         N/A (d)         N/A JetBlue Partners 01/17/2016
Southwest Depends on fare type, destination, and ticket price         N/A Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Partners 01/17/2016
Spirit         5,000 (e)         N/A Spirit Airlines FREE SPIRIT Partners 01/17/2016
United         20,000 (f)         7,500 United Airlines Mileage Plus Partners 01/18/2016
Virgin America         5,000 points (g)         N/A Virgin America Partners 01/18/2016

(a) Delta Airlines no longer provides an award chart or an upgrade chart.

(b) 15,000 miles to redeem a roundtrip ticket in Hawaiian neighbor islands; 40,000 miles to redeem a roundtrip ticket from Hawaii to North America.

(c) 7,500 miles for a one-way upgrade to first class in Hawaiian neighbor islands; 25,000 miles for a one-way upgrade to first class from Hawaii to North America.

(d) JetBlue does not publish the minimum amount of points needed to redeem a flight. Exact number of points required depends on the itinerary.

(e) 5,000 miles for off-peak round-trip awards on flights between 0-1249 miles one-way. This award rate is for Spirit Mastercard credit card holders only. More miles required for non-card holders.

(f) 20,000 miles required for roundtrip up to 1,400 miles. 25,000 miles required for roundtrip more than 1,400 miles.

(g) Exact number of points required depends on the itinerary.

Note: Sometimes Frequent Flyer Programs change their mileage requirement / partner affiliation. Such changes may not be reflected immediately here.


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