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Below are the redemption rates for a frequent flyer award ticket between New York (JFK) and London (LHR). You will see how many air miles are needed to travel between JFK and LHR.

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.

If you are looking for suggestions on how to use your frequent flyer miles, try our suggestions engine here.

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).
  • The info button  gives you some extra information about the program in question.
  • "Login" links to the frequent flyer program's login page.
  • "Apply" links to the frequent flyer program's application page (to join the program).
  • "Check Rates" links to the frequent flyer programs own calculator or rates tables.
  • 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:New York, USA (John F Kennedy International -- JFK)
To:London, United Kingdom (Heathrow -- LHR)

AAdvantage [AA only]  AAdvantage [AA only]
Round trip in Economy MileSAAver Off Peak 45,000
Round trip in Economy MileSAAver 60,000
Round trip in Economy AAnytime Level 1 95,000
Round trip in Business/First MileSAAver 115,000
Round trip in Economy AAnytime Level 2 130,000
Round trip in First Class MileSAAver 170,000
Round trip in Business/First AAnytime Level 1 220,000
Round trip in Business/First AAnytime Level 2 270,000
Round trip in First Class AAnytime Level 1 280,000
Round trip in First Class AAnytime Level 2 350,000
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AAdvantage [oneworld / Partners]  AAdvantage [oneworld / Partners]
Round trip in Main Cabin Off-Peak 45,000
Round trip in Main Cabin 60,000
Round trip in Business / First 115,000
Round trip in First Class 170,000
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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/
Aer Lingus AerClub  Aer Lingus AerClub
Round trip in Economy Off-Peak 26,000
Round trip in Economy Peak 40,000
Round trip in Business Off-Peak 100,000
Round trip in Business Peak 120,000
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Aeroflot Bonus / SkyTeam  Aeroflot Bonus / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 100,000
Round trip in Business 140,000
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Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance  Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 75,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 140,000
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Surcharges on Aeroplan award tickets can be significant. They consist of various items such as fuel surcharges, sundry charges (such as for security, facilities and passengers), taxes (HST in Canada, airport taxes etc.) and other smaller fees (e.g. airport fees). The final cost of all surcharges is also dependent on which airlines are being used and how many legs the itinerary has. The most significant cost is usually the fuel surcharge. Trans-oceanic flights usually incur several hundreds of dollars in surcharges.

Fuel surcharges do not apply to all Star Alliance airlines, the following carriers incur a fuel surcharge when booking through Aerolpan: Air Canada, Adria, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, THAI.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [AA Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [AA Partnership]
Round trip in Coach (Low Season) 40,000
Round trip in Coach (High Season) 60,000
Round trip in Business / First 100,000
Round trip in First Class 125,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Air France - KLM Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Air France - KLM Partnership]
Round trip in Coach 65,000
Round trip in Business 125,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [British Airways Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [British Airways Partnership]
Round trip in Coach 65,000
Round trip in Premium Coach 85,000
Round trip in Business 120,000
Round trip in First Class 140,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Delta Air Lines Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Delta Air Lines Partnership]
Round trip in Coach 60,000
Round trip in Business Elite 125,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Emirates Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Emirates Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 95,000
Round trip in Business 210,000
Round trip in First Class 360,000
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Icelandair Partnership]  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan [Icelandair Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (Low Season) 55,000
Round trip in Economy (Medium Season) 70,000
Round trip in Economy (High Season) 90,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
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Alfursan (Saudia) / SkyTeam  Alfursan (Saudia) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Business 100,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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Amigo (Avianca Brasil) / Star Alliance  Amigo (Avianca Brasil) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 110,000
Round trip in Executive 170,000
Round trip in First Class 220,000
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ANA Mileage Club / Star Alliance  ANA Mileage Club / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 55,000
Round trip in Business 88,000
Round trip in First Class 165,000
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For itineraries starting or ending in Japan there are two different possible calculations. If there is a transfer on the itinerary and the transfer is in Japan, Zone 1A applies. If there is a transfer outside Japan then the higher Zone 1B calculation applies.
Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)  Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via HKG) 110,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (rate calculated via HKG) 132,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via HKG) 175,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via HKG) 260,000
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Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) / oneworld  Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 60,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 80,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 105,000
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Asiana Club / Star Alliance  Asiana Club / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 100,000
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British Airways Executive Club / oneworld  British Airways Executive Club / oneworld
Round trip in Economy Off-Peak 26,000
Round trip in Economy Peak 40,000
Round trip in Premium Economy Off-Peak 52,000
Round trip in Premium Economy Peak 80,000
Round trip in Business Off-Peak 100,000
Round trip in Business Peak 120,000
Round trip in First Class Off-Peak 136,000
Round trip in First Class Peak 160,000
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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 80,000
Round trip in Premier 128,000
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Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam  Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy Level 1 60,000
Round trip in Economy Level 2 75,000
Round trip in Economy Level 3 95,000
Round trip in Economy Level 4 110,000
Round trip in Business Level 1 125,000
Round trip in Economy Level 5 130,000
Round trip in Business Level 2 160,000
Round trip in Business Level 3 195,000
Round trip in Business Level 4 250,000
Round trip in Business Level 5 295,000
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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 70,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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Eastern Miles (China Eastern) / SkyTeam  Eastern Miles (China Eastern) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 100,000
Round trip in Business 180,000
Round trip in First Class 240,000
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Egyptair Plus / Star Alliance  Egyptair Plus / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 140,000
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Emirates Skywards  Emirates Skywards
Round trip in Saver Economy 90,000
Round trip in Flex Plus Economy 157,500
Round trip in Saver Business 180,000
Round trip in Flex Plus Business 247,500
Round trip in Flex First 270,000
Round trip in Flex Plus First Class 337,500
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Etihad Guest  Etihad Guest
Round trip in Guest Economy 140,349
Round trip in Guest Business 265,276
Round trip in Guest First Class 352,673
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The Etihad Guest programs calculates all redemption rates based on a formula, a factor is applied to the total distance traveled for every seat class.

Connections are calculated through Abu Dhabi.
Short haul rates in the Gulf region start at 9,100 miles.

NOTE: Due to the fact that Milez' airport coordinates are not an exact match to Etihad's airport coordinates there is a very small variance in the rates displayed here compared to the rates displayed by the Etihad calcuator. The variance is generally less than 1%. To see the exact rate charged by Etihad Guest click on the Check Rates link which will connect you to Etihad's own calculator.
Etihad Guest [Alitalia Partnership]  Etihad Guest [Alitalia Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via FCO) 144,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via FCO) 288,000
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Etihad Guest [American Airlines Partnership]  Etihad Guest [American Airlines Partnership]
Round trip in Economy Off-Peak 40,000
Round trip in Economy Peak 60,000
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business / First 100,000
Round trip in Premium Class 125,000
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Etihad Guest [Asiana Airlines Partnership]  Etihad Guest [Asiana Airlines Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via ICN) 176,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via ICN) 294,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via ICN) 586,000
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Etihad Guest [Korean Air Partnership]  Etihad Guest [Korean Air Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via ICN) 290,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via ICN) 408,000
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Etihad Guest [Royal Air Maroc Partnership]  Etihad Guest [Royal Air Maroc Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via CMN) 64,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via CMN) 128,000
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Etihad Guest [South African Airways Partnership]  Etihad Guest [South African Airways Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via JNB) 217,778
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via JNB) 373,334
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EuroBonus (SAS) / Star Alliance  EuroBonus (SAS) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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EuroBonus does not charge fuel surcharges on its own or on partner award flights. One-way awards are available at 60% of the cost of a round trip ticket.
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands / Star Alliance  EVA Air Infinity MileageLands / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 68,000
Round trip in Business 130,000
Round trip in First Class 170,000
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Finnair Plus / oneworld  Finnair Plus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 100,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 150,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 200,000
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Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam  Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy (Classic Awards) 50,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (Classic Awards) 100,000
Round trip in Business (Classic Awards) 125,000
Round trip in Economy (Flex Awards) 150,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (Flex Awards) 200,000
Round trip in Business (Flex Awards) 375,000
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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.
Flying Returns (Air India) / Star Alliance  Flying Returns (Air India) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 120,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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Flying Returns [int'l] (Air India)  Flying Returns [int'l] (Air India)
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via BOM) 140,000
Round trip in Executive (rate calculated via BOM) 280,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via BOM) 350,000
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FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) / oneworld  FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 55,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 82,500
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 165,000
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Gol Smiles (GOL, Varig)  Gol Smiles (GOL, Varig)
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 60,000
Round trip in First Class 80,000
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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.
Iberia Plus  Iberia Plus
Round trip in Blue Class -- Off-Peak (Economy) (rate calculated via MAD) 49,000
Round trip in Blue Class -- Peak (Economy) (rate calculated via MAD) 56,500
Round trip in Full Fare Economy Off-Peak (rate calculated via MAD) 73,500
Round trip in Full Fare Economy Peak (rate calculated via MAD) 85,000
Round trip in Business Off-Peak (rate calculated via MAD) 98,000
Round trip in Business Peak (rate calculated via MAD) 133,000
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Iberia Plus / oneworld  Iberia Plus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be single carrier) 42,000
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 48,000
Round trip in Full Fare Economy (must be single carrier) 63,000
Round trip in Full Fare Economy (must be multi-carrier) 72,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 94,500
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) 100,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 142,500
Round trip in First Class (must be single carrier) 150,000
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Iberia Plus [British Airways Partnership]  Iberia Plus [British Airways Partnership]
Round trip in Economy Off-Peak 26,000
Round trip in Economy Peak 40,000
Round trip in World Traveller Plus - Off-Peak 52,000
Round trip in World Traveller Plus, peak 80,000
Round trip in Business Off-Peak 100,000
Round trip in Business Peak 120,000
Round trip in First Class Off-Peak 136,000
Round trip in First Class Peak 160,000
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Icelandair Saga Club  Icelandair Saga Club
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Economy Comfort 120,000
Round trip in Saga Class 180,000
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Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam  Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 100,000
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Korean Air adds fuel surcharges where the airlines charge them on revenue tickets.
Korean Air Skypass [Emirates Partnership]  Korean Air Skypass [Emirates Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 125,000
Round trip in First Class 170,000
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Kuwait Airways Oasis Club  Kuwait Airways Oasis Club
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 60,000
Round trip in First Class 80,000
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LANPass / oneworld  LANPass / oneworld
Round trip in Tourist Class 70,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 150,000
Round trip in Executive 200,000
Round trip in First Class 250,000
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LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) / Star Alliance  LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Business 105,000
Round trip in First Class 145,000
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Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld  Malaysia Airlines Enrich / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be single carrier) 54,000
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 60,000
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) 96,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 105,000
Round trip in First Class (must be single carrier) 132,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 140,000
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MEA Cedar Miles / SkyTeam  MEA Cedar Miles / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 140,000
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Miles & Bonus (Aegean) / Star Alliance  Miles & Bonus (Aegean) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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Fuel surcharges (YQ) are added for most international itineraries on most partner airlines. However, surcharges vary from airline to airline, for example Asiana Airlines (OZ) surcharges are lower than others such as Lufthansa (LH). No surcharges are collected if you redeem Aegean miles to travel on Air New Zealand (NZ) departing from New Zealand or on flights within the USA/Canada/Mexico on UA/US/AC.

Miles & More (Lufthansa) / Star Alliance  Miles & More (Lufthansa)  / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 105,000
Round trip in First Class 170,000
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Miles & More adds fuel surcharges and other fees to the miles required for an award ticket. These fees can be prohibitively expensive.General agreement seems to be that award flights in business and first class are still good bargains, whereas award flights in economy class can sometimes be more expensive than all-in tickets purchased for cash.

It is worth looking for Star Alliance flights operated by American or Brazilian airlines as they may not have fuel surcharges. LOT Polish flights do not incur a fuel surcharge.

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.

One way flight awards with Miles & more are 50% of the round trip rates. They are rounded down to the next 1,000-mile threshold.
Miles & Smiles (Turkish Airlines) / Star Alliance  Miles & Smiles (Turkish Airlines) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy (Limited Capacity) 60,000
Round trip in Comfort (Limited Capacity) 75,000
Round trip in Business (Limited Capacity) 90,000
Round trip in Economy (Seat Guaranteed) 105,000
Round trip in First Class (Limited Capacity) 135,000
Round trip in Comfort (Seat Guaranteed) 165,000
Round trip in Business (Seat Guaranteed) 230,000
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One-way rates with Miles & Smiles cost 50% of the round trip rates.
A companion ticket can be redeemed for 70% of the regular award rate.
MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam  MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 100,000
Round trip in Business 200,000
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MilleMiglia Alitalia  MilleMiglia Alitalia
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 120,000
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MilleMiglia charges fuel surcharges; they are competitive compared to other European programs. All connections are through Rome Fiumicino (FCO).
OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam  OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 55,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
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PhoenixMiles (Air China) / Star Alliance  PhoenixMiles (Air China) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 110,000
Round trip in Business 165,000
Round trip in First Class 220,000
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Privilege Club (Qatar Airways)  Privilege Club (Qatar Airways)
Round trip in Economy 105,000
Round trip in Business 215,000
Round trip in First Class 320,000
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Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) / oneworld  Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 105,000
Round trip in Business 140,000
Round trip in First Class 210,000
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Qantas Classic Awards / oneworld [QFF]   Qantas Classic Awards / oneworld [QFF]
Round trip in Economy 75,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 112,500
Round trip in Business 150,000
Round trip in First Class 225,000
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Qantas Classic Awards [QFF]  Qantas Classic Awards [QFF]
Round trip in Economy 45,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 74,000
Round trip in Business 100,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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REDEMPTION INTEL JFK - LHR

August 2016
The fee is only AUD 5 for a one-way business class redemption from New York to London on American Airlines. (No fuel surcharges are added to the redemption cost when using American Airlines).

Source: http://www.pointhacks.com.au/reviews/american-airlines-new-york-london-772-business-class/

Qantas Partners Classic Awards [QFF]  Qantas Partners Classic Awards [QFF]
Round trip in Economy 56,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 84,000
Round trip in Business 106,000
Round trip in First Class 156,000
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Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways) / Star Alliance  Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 125,000
Round trip in First Class 160,000
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SAA Voyager / Star Alliance  SAA Voyager / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 85,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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Flights redeemed through SAA Voyager do not incur a fuel surcharge. This applies to both SAA and partner flights.
ShebaMiles (Ethiopian) / Star Alliance  ShebaMiles (Ethiopian) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 105,000
Round trip in First Class 122,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Round trip in Economy Saver 40,000
Round trip in Economy Standard 80,000
Round trip in Economy Full 110,000
Round trip in Business Saver 115,000
Round trip in First Class Saver 135,000
Round trip in Business Standard 160,000
Round trip in First Class Standard 260,000
Round trip in Business Full 488,000
Round trip in First Class Full 920,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer / Star Alliance  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer  / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 55,000
Round trip in Business 130,000
Round trip in First Class 160,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer [Air India Partnership]  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer [Air India Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 55,000
Round trip in Business 95,000
Round trip in First Class 135,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer [Virgin Atlantic Partnership]  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer [Virgin Atlantic Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 65,000
Round trip in Upper Class 100,000
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Sky Pearl Club (China Southern) / SkyTeam  Sky Pearl Club (China Southern) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 90,000
Round trip in Business 160,000
Round trip in First Class 220,000
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TAM Fidelidade / oneworld  TAM Fidelidade / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 80,000
Round trip in Executive 150,000
Round trip in First Class 240,000
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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.
TAP Victoria / Star Alliance  TAP Victoria / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 170,000
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topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) / oneworld  topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 55,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 110,000
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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.
topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) [Partners]  topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) [Partners]
Round trip in Economy (must be single carrier) 60,000
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) 120,000
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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.
United Mileage Plus  United Mileage Plus
Round trip in Economy Saver 60,000
Round trip in Business Saver 115,000
Round trip in Economy Standard 130,000
Round trip in First Class Saver 160,000
Round trip in Business Standard 300,000
Round trip in First Class Standard 340,000
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United Mileage Plus does not break out fuel surcharges on its flights or any of the Star Alliance flights!
United Mileage Plus / Star Alliance  United Mileage Plus / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 140,000
Round trip in First Class 220,000
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United Mileage Plus does not break out fuel surcharges on its flights or any of the Star Alliance flights!
Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 1  Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 1
Round trip in Economy 47,800
Round trip in Business 55,600
Round trip in Premium Economy 71,800
Round trip in First Class 143,400
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Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 2  Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) / Redemption Table 2
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via JNB) 220,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via JNB) 470,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via JNB) 665,000
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Virgin America Elevate [Virgin Atlantic Partnership]  Virgin America Elevate [Virgin Atlantic Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 15,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 25,000
Round trip in Upper Class 35,000
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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club  Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Round trip in Economy 35,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 55,000
Round trip in Upper Class 80,000
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REDEMPTION INTEL JFK - LHR

October 2014
A round-trip, coach class award ticket from New York to London on Virgin Atlantic can be redeemed for 35,000 miles plus USD 500 in surcharges.

Virgin Atlantic adds high fuel surcharges to their own award tickets (and to many partner award tickets, too). Taxes and fees are higher on award tickets in Premium Economy and Upper Class (First Class). Taxes and fees are as high as USD 635 on Coach Class award tickets and up to USD 1,300 on Upper (First) Class award tickets!

Or up to GBP 250-500
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club [ANA Partnership]  Virgin Atlantic Flying Club [ANA Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via NRT) 130,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via NRT) 190,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via NRT) 240,000
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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club [Delta Air Lines Partnership]  Virgin Atlantic Flying Club [Delta Air Lines Partnership]
Round trip in Economy (itinerary must start in the UK) 40,000
Round trip in Economy (itinerary must start in the USA) 60,000
Round trip in Business (itinerary must start in the UK) 90,000
Round trip in Business (itinerary must start in the USA) 100,000
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Xiamen Airlines Egret Club / SkyTeam  Xiamen Airlines Egret Club / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 140,000
Round trip in Business 280,000
Round trip in First Class 350,000
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