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Frequent Flier Award, Redemption and Fee Chart

September 8, 2008 | Posted in:

I was getting tons of questions of Frequent Flier programs so we put together this quick guide to compare these programs. The chart is in 2 parts the award and redemption levels and the second is the fees.

Last Updated: 11-Sep-2008

Airline

Program

Award Levels (per calendar year)

Redemption Levels

American Airlines*

AAdvantage

Gold – 25,000 miles or 30 segments
Platinum – 50,000 miles or 60 segments
Executive Platinum – 100,000 miles or 100 segments
Domestic (48+ Canada) Coach – 25,000 – 50,000
Domestic Business/First – 50,000 – 100,000
Intl Economy – 25,000 – 180,000
Intl Business – 60,000 – 220,000
Intl First – 80,000 – 270,000

Continental Airlines

OnePass

Silver Elite — 25,000 miles or 30 segments
Gold Elite — 50,000 miles or 60 segments
Platinum Elite — 75,000 miles or 90 segments
Domestic Coach – 20,000 – 50,000
Domestic Business/First – 50,000 – 100,000
Intl Economy – 50,000 – 120,000
Intl Business/First – 80,000 – 300,000

Delta Air Lines

SkyMiles

Silver Medallion – 25,000 miles
Gold Medallion – 50,000 miles
Platinum Medallion – 75,000 miles
Domestic Coach – 12,500+
Domestic Premium – 22,500+
Intl Economy – 17,500 – 95,000+
Intl Premium – 60,000 – 185,000+

Northwest Airlines

WorldPerks

Silver Elite — 25,000 miles or 30 segments
Gold Elite — 50,000 miles or 60 segments
Platinum Elite — 75,000 miles or 100 segments
Domestic Coach – 25,000 – 50,000
Domestic Business/First – 50,000 – 100,000
Intl Economy – 35,000 – 180,000
Intl Business – 60,000 – 240,000
Intl First – 60,000 – 240,000

United Airlines

Mileage Plus

Premier – 25,000 miles or 30 segments
Premier Executive — 50,000 miles or 60 segments
1K – 100,000 miles or 100 segments
Domestic Coach – 25,000 – 50,000
Domestic Business – 45,000 – 90,000
Domestic First – 60,000 – 120,000
Intl Economy – 35,000 – 150,000
Intl Business – 60,000 – 220,000
Intl First – 80,000 – 270,000

US Airways

Dividend Miles

Silver Preferred – 25,000 miles or 30 segments
Gold Preferred – 50,000 miles or 60 segments
Platinum Preferred – 75,000 miles or 90 segments
Chairman’s Preferred – 100,000 miles or 120 segments
Domestic Coach – 25,000 – 50,000
Domestic Business/First – 50,000 – 100,000
Intl Economy – 30,000 – 160,000
Intl Business/First – 60,000 – 240,000

Southwest Airlines

Rapid Rewards

A List – 32 qualifying one-way flights 16 legs for free R/T flight

Alaska Airlines

Mileage Plan

MVP — 20,000 miles or 30 segments**
MVP Gold – 40,000 miles or 60 segments
Domestic – 10,000 – 50,000
Domestic First – 20,000 – 90,000

AirTran

A+ Rewards

Elite – 50 Credits or 20 credits in 90 days One-way Coach – 8 credits
One-way Business – 16 credits

Frontier Airlines

EarlyReturns

Ascent Level – 15,000 miles or 25 segments
Summit Level – 25,000 miles or 40 segments
One-way Domestic- 15,000 – 20,000*** miles
One-way Costa Rica – 40,000***

jetBlue

TrueBlue

  (100 points for free+ travel) R/T

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Miles

Pualani Gold – 20,000 miles or 30 segments
Pualani Platinum – 40,000 miles or 50 segments
Interisland/Domestic – 5,000 – 35,000
Intl Economy – 25,000 – 85,000
Intl Business/First – 37,500 – 105,000

 

Airline

Program

Book by Phone Fee

Book Online Fee

Change Fee

Fee for Upgrade (one-way)

Fuel Surcharge

Additional Redemption Processing Fees

American Airlines*

AAdvantage

$20

$5

$150

$50 – $350 and 15,000 – 40,000* miles

  20 – 7 days prior – $50
6 days – 2 hours prior – $100

Continental Airlines

OnePass

$25

Free

$150

$0 – $500

  20 days or less prior – $75

Delta Air Lines

SkyMiles

$25

Free

$100

5,000 – 10,000 miles

$25 – $50

8 – 20 days prior – $75
4 – 7 days prior – $100
3 days or less prior – $150
Intl Surcharge – Varies

Northwest Airlines

WorldPerks

$25

Free

$50

5,000+ miles

$25 – $100

 

United Airlines

Mileage Plus

$25

Free

$150

8,000 – 60,000 miles

  21+ days – $0
7 – 20 days – $75
6 days or less – $100

US Airways

Dividend Miles

$30 – $40

Free**

$150

15,000 – 40,000 miles

  Domestic – $25
Latin America/Caribbean – $35
International/Hawaii – $50
14 days or less – $50 – $75

Southwest Airlines

Rapid Rewards

Free

Free

Free

     

Alaska Airlines

Mileage Plan

$15

Free

$100

15,000 miles

   

AirTran

A+ Rewards

$10

Free

$75*

4 credits

   

Frontier Airlines

EarlyReturns

$25

Free

$75

    14 days or less – $75

jetBlue

TrueBlue

$10

Free

$100

     

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Miles

$10 – $20

Free

$30 – $150

5,000 – 60,000 miles

   

* Effective Oct 1, 2008
** Charges additional processing fees
*** Flights booked after 9/15/08