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Below are the redemption rates for a frequent flyer award ticket between Houston (HOU) and Atlanta (ATL). You will see how many air miles are needed to travel between HOU and ATL.

The calculations are based on the rates published by the frequent flyer programs; we currently track approximately 75 frequent flyer programs. The calculator checks every frequent flyer program in the system to see if the destination pair is served by that program and then shows the number of air miles needed for an award flight.

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How to read the results:

  • The lowest rate for award flights is found in the system and listed at the top of the results tables.
  • The "Transfer Rates" button calculates the number of points needed to convert and transfer from a partner loyalty program (hotel and credit card programs).
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  • If the program is distance based and a connection is necessary, the calculator will find the most advantageous connection and calculate the flight distance through that connection.

From:Houston, USA (William P Hobby -- HOU)
To:Atlanta, USA (The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International -- ATL)

AAdvantage [AA only]  AAdvantage [AA only]
Round trip in Economy MileSAAver 25,000
Round trip in Economy AAnytime Level 1 40,000
Round trip in Business/First MileSAAver 50,000
Round trip in Economy AAnytime Level 2 60,000
Round trip in Business/First AAnytime Level 1 90,000
Round trip in First Class MileSAAver 100,000
Round trip in Business/First AAnytime Level 2 110,000
Round trip in First Class AAnytime Level 1 170,000
Round trip in First Class AAnytime Level 2 190,000
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AAdvantage [oneworld / Partners]  AAdvantage [oneworld / Partners]
Round trip in Main Cabin 25,000
Round trip in Business / First 50,000
Round trip in First Class 100,000
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AAdvantage does not charge fuel surcharges in most cases, be it for American Airlines flights or flights on oneworld partner carriers.

British Airways and Iberia are the exceptions to this rule. BA redemption flights are usually accompanied by several hundreds of dollars in extra fees.

Be aware of some of the exceptions to the zone-to-zone award rates! If origin and destination of the award ticket are in the same zone, transit through another zone will incur additional redemption charges.

Read the following post on One Mile at a Time for extra details on transit zones with AA award tickets:
http://boardingarea.com/onemileatatime/2012/04/29/the-dark-side-of-americans-award-ticket-rules/
Aeroflot Bonus / SkyTeam  Aeroflot Bonus / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 30,000
Round trip in Business 60,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [AA Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [AA Partnership]
Round trip in Coach 25,000
Round trip in Business / First 65,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Delta Air Lines Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Delta Air Lines Partnership]
Round trip in Coach 25,000
Round trip in Business / First 50,000
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Alfursan (Saudia) / SkyTeam  Alfursan (Saudia) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 30,000
Round trip in Business 60,000
Round trip in First Class 90,000
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Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) / oneworld  Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 35,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 65,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 90,000
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British Airways Executive Club / oneworld  British Airways Executive Club / oneworld
Round trip in Economy Off-Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 21,000
Round trip in Economy Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 24,000
Round trip in Premium Economy Off-Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 30,500
Round trip in Premium Economy Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 36,000
Round trip in Business Off-Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 41,000
Round trip in Business Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 48,000
Round trip in First Class Off-Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 82,000
Round trip in First Class Peak (rate calculated via DFW) 96,000
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Off-peak rates are only for BA flights.

Taxes and fees are always paid in cash
when redeeming flights with Executive Club. The fuel surcharges are  broken out and can be expensive. In the UK APD (Air Passenger Duty) is an extra fee added; this fee is significantly higher in business and first class.

Non-BA flights
may be available for much lower rates since some airlines cannot break out fuel surcharges. Examples of flights that do not incur fuel surcharges are:
  • LAN to South America
  • American Airlines to South America or within North America
Club Premier (AeroMexico) / SkyTeam  Club Premier (AeroMexico) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Premier 72,000
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Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam  Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy Level 1 25,000
Round trip in Economy Level 2 35,000
Round trip in Economy Level 3 40,000
Round trip in Economy Level 4 50,000
Round trip in Business Level 1 50,000
Round trip in Economy Level 5 65,000
Round trip in Business Level 2 65,000
Round trip in First Class / Business Elite Level 1 65,000
Round trip in Business Level 3 75,000
Round trip in Business Level 4 90,000
Round trip in First Class / Business Elite Level 2 90,000
Round trip in Business Level 5 110,000
Round trip in First Class / Business Elite Level 3 120,000
Round trip in First Class / Business Elite Level 4 135,000
Round trip in First Class / Business Elite Level 5 150,000
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Delta flights do not incur fuel surcharges. Generally, flights originating in the USA do not have fuel surcharges broken out. But there are some exceptions such as Aeroflot (SU) and Air Europa (UX) to Europe as well as China Airlines (CI), China Southern (CZ) and China Eastern (MU), these airlines all charge significant YQ.

Korean Air Lines (KE) and Virgin Australia (DJ) are good options for the Pacific rim. Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR) and AeroMéxico (AM) are good choice for Latin America. To avoid fuel surcharges to Europe, use KLM (KL), Air France (AF),  and Alitalia (AZ).

Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines) / SkyTeam  Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 35,000
Round trip in Business 50,000
Round trip in First Class 75,000
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Eastern Miles (China Eastern) / SkyTeam  Eastern Miles (China Eastern) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 100,000
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Etihad Guest [American Airlines Partnership]  Etihad Guest [American Airlines Partnership]
Round trip in Economy Peak 25,000
Round trip in Business / First 50,000
Round trip in Premium Class 65,000
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Finnair Plus / oneworld  Finnair Plus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 60,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 100,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 140,000
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Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam  Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy (Classic Awards) 25,000
Round trip in Business (Classic Awards) 62,500
Round trip in Business (Flex Awards) 187,500
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Surcharges on Flying Blue award tickets are generally significant. They consist of various items such as fuel surcharges, charges for security or facilities, and taxes and other smaller fees. The final cost of all surcharges is also dependent on which airlines are being used and what the destinations are (some countries do not allow fuel surcharges). The most significant cost is usually the fuel surcharge, which can be 2x as much as the taxes. Trans-continental flights usually incur several hundreds of Euros in surcharges. Inter-European flights sometimes have surcharges that are as much as an all-in flight paid in cash.The surcharges are the same across all booking classes.

A notable exception are Delta flights originating in the USA, fuel surcharges are not broken out on these flights.
FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) / oneworld  FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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Iberia Plus / oneworld  Iberia Plus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 17,000
Round trip in Full Fare Economy (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 25,500
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 30,000
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 34,000
Round trip in Full Fare Economy (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 45,000
Round trip in First Class (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 51,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 58,500
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 88,500
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JAL Mileage Bank / oneworld  JAL Mileage Bank / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via DFW) 25,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via DFW) 48,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via DFW) 72,000
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Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam  Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 25,000
Round trip in Business 45,000
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Korean Air adds fuel surcharges where the airlines charge them on revenue tickets. The Korean Air program does not allow one-way redemptions for SkyTeam award flights.

LATAM Fidelidade Multiplus / oneworld  LATAM Fidelidade Multiplus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 140,000
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TAM Fidelidade does not charge fuel surcharges on its award flights. As per government regulation, flights originating in Brazil cannot break out fuel surcharges. The programs can, however, charge airport taxes and fees on award tickets, which can be significant.

The rule about Brazil applies to all programs, not only TAM Fidelidade and GOL Smiles, so that award flights coming from Brazil, booked through any program, are often a very good bargain on any program.
Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld  Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 30,000
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 35,000
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 54,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 60,000
Round trip in First Class (must be single carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 66,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 80,000
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MEA Cedar Miles / SkyTeam  MEA Cedar Miles / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 25,000
Round trip in Business 50,000
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MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam  MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
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OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam  OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 35,000
Round trip in Business 60,000
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Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) / oneworld  Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via DFW) 30,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (rate calculated via DFW) 45,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via DFW) 60,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via DFW) 90,000
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Qantas Classic Awards / oneworld [QFF]   Qantas Classic Awards / oneworld [QFF]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via DFW) 40,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (rate calculated via DFW) 60,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via DFW) 80,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via DFW) 120,000
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Sky Pearl Club (China Southern) / SkyTeam  Sky Pearl Club (China Southern) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 100,000
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topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) / oneworld  topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 30,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) (rate calculated via DFW) 60,000
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Taxes and fuel surcharges are levied on redemption tickets issued by airberlin's topbonus program. The fees can be high especially on short flights. However, topbonus has the option of paying for these fees with miles. Domestic fees can be covered with 7,500 miles per flight and international fees with 12,500 per flight.
Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 1  Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 1
Round trip in Economy 21,800
Round trip in Premium Economy 32,800
Round trip in Business 43,600
Round trip in First Class 65,400
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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club [Delta Air Lines Partnership]  Virgin Atlantic Flying Club [Delta Air Lines Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 25,000
Round trip in Business 45,000
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Xiamen Airlines Egret Club / SkyTeam  Xiamen Airlines Egret Club / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 140,000
Round trip in First Class 176,000
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We are tracking the following 78 frequent flyer programs:
AAdvantage [AA only] Aer Lingus AerClub Aeroflot Bonus / SkyTeam Aerolíneas Argentinas Plus Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance Air Algérie Plus Air Caraïbes Préférence Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer Air Tahiti Nui Club Tiare Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Alfursan (Saudia) Amigo (Avianca Brasil) / Star Alliance ANA Mileage Club Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) Asiana Club BalticMiles (AirBaltic) British Airways Executive Club / oneworld Caribbean Airlines Loyalty Clubs Club Premier (AeroMexico) Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines) / SkyTeam Eastern Miles [dom] (China Eastern) Egyptair Plus / Star Alliance Emirates Skywards Etihad Guest EuroBonus (SAS) Eurowings Boomerang Club EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Finnair Plus Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam Flying Returns [int'l] (Air India) FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) GarudaMiles Gulf Air Falconflyer Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club [dom] Hawaiian Miles Iberia Plus Icelandair Saga Club JAL Mileage Bank [int'l] Jet Airways JetPrivilege [dom] JetStar Classic Flight Rewards [QFF] King Club (Kingfisher Airlines) Korean Air Skypass Kuwait Airways Oasis Club LATAM Fidelidade Multiplus / oneworld LATAM Pass LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) / Star Alliance Mabuhay Miles (Philippine Airlines) Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld MEA Cedar Miles Meridiana Club Miles & Bonus (Aegean) / Star Alliance Miles & More (Lufthansa)  / Star Alliance Miles & Smiles (Turkish Airlines) MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam Oman Air Sindbad Miles PhoenixMiles [dom] (Air China) Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) Qantas Classic Awards [QFF] Royal Brunei Royal Skies Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways) S7 Priority SAA Voyager / Star Alliance Safar Flyer (Royal Air Maroc) ShebaMiles (Ethiopian) Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sky Pearl Club [dom] (China Southern) TAP Victoria topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) Tunisair Fidelys UIA Panorama Club United Mileage Plus / Star Alliance Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 1 Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus VIPorter Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Xiamen Airlines Egret Club [domestic]