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Below are the redemption rates for a frequent flyer award ticket between Tokyo (NRT) and Sydney (SYD). You will see how many air miles are needed to travel between NRT and SYD.

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:Tokyo, Japan (Narita International Airport -- NRT)
To:Sydney, Australia (Kingsford Smith International Airport -- SYD)

AAdvantage / oneworld / Partners  AAdvantage / oneworld / Partners
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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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 80,000
Round trip in Business 120,000
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Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance  Aeroplan (Air Canada) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 130,000
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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.
Alfursan (Saudia) / SkyTeam  Alfursan (Saudia) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 75,000
Round trip in Business 150,000
Round trip in First Class 225,000
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Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)  Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via HKG) 60,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via HKG) 120,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via HKG) 180,000
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Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) / oneworld  Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 65,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 95,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 130,000
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Asiana Club  Asiana Club
Round trip in Economy 75,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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British Airways Executive Club / oneworld  British Airways Executive Club / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 50,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 75,000
Round trip in Business 100,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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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 112,000
Round trip in Premier 176,000
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Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam  Delta SkyMiles / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy Saver 70,000
Round trip in Business Saver 110,000
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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)  Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines)
Round trip in Economy 100,000
Round trip in Business 135,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines) / SkyTeam  Dynasty Flyer (China Airlines) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 110,000
Round trip in Business 160,000
Round trip in First Class 210,000
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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 115,000
Round trip in Flex Economy 200,000
Round trip in Saver Business 230,000
Round trip in Flex Business 317,500
Round trip in Saver First 345,000
Round trip in Flex First 432,500
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Emirates Skywards [JAL Partnership]  Emirates Skywards [JAL Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 85,000
Round trip in First Class 125,000
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Emirates Skywards [Korean Air Partnership]  Emirates Skywards [Korean Air Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Business 105,000
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Emirates Skywards [Qantas Partnership]  Emirates Skywards [Qantas Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 72,000
Round trip in Business 144,000
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Etihad Guest  Etihad Guest
Round trip in Economy 227,864
Round trip in Business 323,016
Round trip in First Class 405,648
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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 145,000
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EuroBonus does not charge fuel surcharges on its own or on partner award flights.
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands / Star Alliance  EVA Air Infinity MileageLands / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 105,000
Round trip in Business 155,000
Round trip in First Class 190,000
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Finnair Plus / oneworld  Finnair Plus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 150,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 220,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 300,000
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Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam  Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy (Classic Awards) 80,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (Classic Awards) 160,000
Round trip in Economy (Flex Awards) 240,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (Flex Awards) 320,000
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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 70,000
Round trip in Business 140,000
Round trip in First Class 175,000
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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 / oneworld  Iberia Plus / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 120,000
Round trip in First Class 180,000
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JAL Mileage Bank [int'l]  JAL Mileage Bank [int'l]
Round trip in Economy Discount 30,000
Round trip in JALCARD Economy 39,000
Round trip in Premium Economy Discount 40,000
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in JALCARD Premium Economy 49,000
Round trip in Executive Discount 50,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 50,000
Round trip in JALCARD Executive 59,000
Round trip in Executive 60,000
Round trip in First Class 80,000
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JAL levies a fuel surcharge on its own international flights and if the partner airline charges a fuel surcharge. Partner airlines that do not charge the fuel surcharge include: AA, LAN and Emirates.
Korean Air Skypass  Korean Air Skypass
Round trip in Economy 70,000
Round trip in Prestige 105,000
Round trip in First Class 140,000
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Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam  Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 80,000
Round trip in Business 120,000
Round trip in First Class 160,000
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Korean Air adds fuel surcharges where the airlines charge them on revenue tickets.
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 40,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 100,000
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Malaysia Airlines Enrich [oneworld]  Malaysia Airlines Enrich [oneworld]
Round trip in Economy (must be single carrier) 72,000
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 80,000
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) 132,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 145,000
Round trip in First Class (must be single carrier) 192,000
Round trip in First Class (must be multi-carrier) 210,000
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MEA Cedar Miles / SkyTeam  MEA Cedar Miles / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 75,000
Round trip in Business 150,000
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Miles & Bonus (Aegean) / Star Alliance  Miles & Bonus (Aegean) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 80,000
Round trip in Business 110,000
Round trip in First Class 150,000
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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 80,000
Round trip in Comfort 102,500
Round trip in Business 125,000
Round trip in First Class 190,000
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MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam  MilleMiglia (Alitalia) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in Economy 90,000
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OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam  OK Plus (Czech Airlines) / SkyTeam
Round trip in Economy 60,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
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PhoenixMiles (Air China) / Star Alliance  PhoenixMiles (Air China) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 130,000
Round trip in Business 195,000
Round trip in First Class 234,000
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Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) / oneworld  Privilege Club (Qatar Airways) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy 100,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 150,000
Round trip in Business 200,000
Round trip in First Class 300,000
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Qantas Frequent Flyer [Classic Awards]  Qantas Frequent Flyer [Classic Awards]
Round trip in Economy 72,000
Round trip in Business 144,000
Round trip in First Class 216,000
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Qantas Frequent Flyer [Partner Classic]  Qantas Frequent Flyer [Partner Classic]
Round trip in Economy 84,000
Round trip in Business 156,000
Round trip in First Class 228,000
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Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways)  Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways)
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via BKK) 70,000
Round trip in Royal Silk Class (rate calculated via BKK) 135,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via BKK) 185,000
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Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways) / Star Alliance  Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways) / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 90,000
Round trip in Business 150,000
Round trip in First Class 196,000
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SAA Voyager / Star Alliance  SAA Voyager / 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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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 60,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 105,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Round trip in Economy Saver 75,000
Round trip in Business Saver 155,000
Round trip in Economy Standard 160,000
Round trip in First Class Saver 190,000
Round trip in Business Standard 270,000
Round trip in Economy Full 282,000
Round trip in First Class Standard 360,000
Round trip in Business Full 702,000
Round trip in First Class Full 1,160,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer / Star Alliance  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer  / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 90,000
Round trip in Business 155,000
Round trip in First Class 190,000
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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer [Virgin Atlantic Partnership]  Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer [Virgin Atlantic Partnership]
Round trip in Economy 55,000
Round trip in Premium Economy 75,000
Round trip in Upper Class 100,000
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Sky Pearl Club [int'l] (China Southern)  Sky Pearl Club [int'l] (China Southern)
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via CAN) 136,000
Round trip in Premium Economy (rate calculated via CAN) 155,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via CAN) 190,000
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via CAN) 240,000
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TAP Victoria / Star Alliance  TAP Victoria / Star Alliance
Round trip in Economy 40,000
Round trip in Business 70,000
Round trip in First Class 110,000
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topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) / oneworld  topbonus (airberlin, NIKI) / oneworld
Round trip in Economy (must be multi-carrier) 65,000
Round trip in Business (must be multi-carrier) 130,000
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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) 80,000
Round trip in Business (must be single carrier) 160,000
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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 45,000
Round trip in Business Saver 70,000
Round trip in Economy Standard 80,000
Round trip in First Class Saver 110,000
Round trip in Business Standard 120,000
Round trip in First Class Standard 160,000
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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 45,000
Round trip in Business 80,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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United Mileage Plus does not break out fuel surcharges on its flights or any of the Star Alliance flights!
US Airways Dividend Miles / oneworld
Round trip in Main Cabin 70,000
Round trip in Business 90,000
Round trip in First Class 120,000
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Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia)  Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia)
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via KUL) 105,600
Round trip in Premium Economy (rate calculated via KUL) 158,600
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via KUL) 171,200
Round trip in First Class (rate calculated via KUL) 316,800
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Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus  Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus
Round trip in Economy (rate calculated via SGN) 115,000
Round trip in Business (rate calculated via SGN) 170,000
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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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We are tracking the following 75 frequent flyer programs:
AAdvantage / oneworld / Partners 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) ANA Mileage Club Arik Wings Plus Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) Asiana Club BalticMiles (AirBaltic) BMI Diamond Club 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) EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Finnair Plus Flying Blue (Air France, KLM) / SkyTeam Flying Club (Virgin Atlantic) Flying Returns [int'l] (Air India) FlySmiles (SriLankan Airlines) Gol Smiles (GOL, Varig) 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] King Club (Kingfisher Airlines) Korean Air Skypass / SkyTeam Kuwait Airways Oasis Club LANPass LifeMiles (Avianca, TACA) Mabuhay Miles (Philippine Airlines) Malaysia Airlines Enrich [oneworld] MEA Cedar Miles 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 Frequent Flyer [Classic Awards] 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 United Mileage Plus / Star Alliance US Airways Dividend Miles Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus VIPorter Virgin America Elevate [Hawaiian Airlines Partnership] Xiamen Airlines Egret Club [domestic]