Use miles to get to South America (economy and premium cabins) 2023 guide

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Looking for the best ways to get to South America using miles? This post outlines the best options available to get there in business class using frequent flyer miles programs available to the major US transferable currencies like American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, Capital One Miles, and Marriott Bonvoy points. This continues our series on the best ways to get to various regions around the world using miles, including:

What’s new? Several airlines have updated award charts in the two years since we last published this guide. We have updated those sweet spots, added tips like stopovers on one-way Alaska awards, and updated transfer partners to include Bilt Rewards among other tweaks. There remain some excellent values for those looking to travel to South America using points and miles.

South America will always hold a special place in my heart because it is where I had my first extended trip abroad. I spent the better part of a year living in Quito, Ecuador and traveled around that country and parts of Northern South America while there. I left South America with strong intentions to return at the next opportunity and it has simply gotten pushed off again and again ever since.

While I’ve traveled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania on award tickets many times in the years since discovering points and miles, I have never booked a ticket to South America using miles. My travels in this region all occurred before discovering points and miles and happened on a shoestring budget.

With a relative lack of luxurious premium cabin options and what are in some cases relatively short flights, economy class might be a desirable option for some award travelers. This post includes both the best ways to get to South America in economy class and business class.

Transferable Currencies

If you want to use airline miles, it’s great to have transferable points.  Transferable point programs let you transfer your points to any of a number of airline programs.  This is great because it gives you the freedom to book many different flights through many different methods, some of which are strikingly cheaper than others.  If you’re not familiar with transferable points programs, please check out our guides:

Amex Membership Rewards Complete Guide Capital One “Rewards miles” Complete Guide Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide
Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide Bilt Complete Guide

Cash fares using bank points

Before you transfer points, keep in mind that cash fares to South America can sometimes be quite reasonable. If you have a card that enables you to redeem your bank points at 1.5c per point, you may be better off using your bank points to book a paid fare and earing miles on your ticket.

For instance, a $913 round trip business class fare from New York-JFK to Quito, Ecuador could alternatively be booked for around 60,000 points round trip for someone with a Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

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That would be about 30K each way in business class, which is comparable to what most other programs would charge for an award ticket, but this is a paid ticket that would earn miles that could be credited to Delta or other Aeromexico partners. Award flights are a better deal in some cases, but it’s always worth comparing against paid tickets.

Best ways to get to South America using miles (economy class)

The deals below are sorted alphabetically. Remember that the lowest price isn’t the entire picture: be sure to consider which airlines levy fuel surcharges and the ease of amassing the miles for your chosen award. See each description for where to search, how to book, and which partners you can use to transfer. It is always best to confirm availability before transferring miles to be sure that the award you seek can be booked with the miles you intend.

Air France / KLM Flying Blue (for Delta / Copa)

  • The short story: Air France has variable pricing that isn't great but could be attractive if you hit a transfer bonus and/or need to combine points from different programs to book an award.
  • Miles required: Varies, but starts below 20K one way and prices become more attractive when a transferable currency offers a 25% transfer bonus. Keep in mind that in addition to Delta, Air France partners with Copa.
  • How to find awards: For Delta flights, use the Virgin Atlantic 5 week award search to find availability (see this post for details). Next, confirm your findings at AirFrance.us (you’ll need to create a free Flying Blue frequent flyer account to search).
  • How to book awards: Book online at AirFrance.com. Can also book via phone when the website returns errors.
  • Key warnings: Air France's website is buggy and will often return errors when trying to complete a booking. If that happens, try calling.
  • Transfer fromAmex Membership Rewards, Bilt, Brex CashChase Ultimate RewardsCiti Thank YouCapital OneMarriott

Alaska Mileage Plan (for AA or LATAM)

  • The short story: Alaska has solid rates to South America on both AA and LATAM and allows a free stopover on a one-way award. With Alaska joining oneworld and LATAM having left oneworld, the future of the LATAM partnership is questionable.
  • Miles required: From 25K miles in economy class.
  • How to find awards: Search AlaskaAir.com.
  • How to book awards: Book at AlaskaAir.com (for both American and LATAM flights).
  • Key warnings: With Alaska joining oneworld and LATAM's departure from oneworld (and heavy investment from Delta), it is questionable as to how long the LATAM partnership will last.
  • Transfer fromMarriott

American AAdvantage

  • The short story: American now offers variable pricing for its own flights (and a much-improved cancellation policy), which can sometimes make them very good deal for award flights to South America. Note that they are no longer partners with LATAM, but they do partner with JetBlue.
  • Miles required: Varies. While the traditional pricing was 20-30K miles each way in economy class to Southern South America, web specials make it unpredictable. You'll need to search AA.com for your dates and compare to prices from oneworld partners. JetBlue flights price at 20K one-way in economy class.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at AA.com
  • How to book awards: Book online at AA.com.
  • Key warnings: Variable pricing means that deals come and go and prices are unpredictable. It is inadvisable to collect American Airlines miles for a specific future award since you can not predict the price, but if you already have miles or have earned them through a credit card welcome bonus it is worth checking to see if AA has specials for your dates and cities.
  • Transfer from: Marriott, Bilt

ANA Mileage Club (for Star Alliance)

  • The short story: ANA offers one of the best deals for economy class travel to South America, particularly for those looking toward the southern half of the continent. The catch is that you must book round trip.
  • Miles required: 55K miles round trip on Star Alliance carriers between North and South America (United / Copa / Avianca).
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at United.com (Note: Do not log in — logging in may show you expanded availability based on your credit card or elite status that is not available for partner bookings) or ANA's website (though ANA requires searches to be round trip, so it is easier to find availability by searching one way at United first).
  • How to book awards: Book online at ANA.
  • Key warnings: Note that transfers to ANA are not instant. Transfers typically take 2-3 days from Amex Membership Rewards or a week or more from Marriott, so there is risk of award space disappearing while you wait for a transfer. While ANA does pass along fuel surcharges, there shouldn't be any on the Star Alliance carriers serving South America (United, Avianca, Copa).
  • Transfer from: AmexMarriott

Asiana Club (for Star Alliance)

  • The short story: Asiana offers excellent award pricing on Star Alliance flights to/from South America. The difficulty is in earning the miles since they only transfer from Marriott, though they do have a credit card.
  • Miles required: 17.5K miles each way in economy class to South America 1 (includes Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Peru) or 25K miles each way in economy class to South America 2 (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay). Here is a link to search the award charts, though note that Asiana lists the round trip prices. Travel is Free has a handy one-way chart.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at United.com
  • How to book awards: Book over the phone with Asiana.
  • Key warnings: Transfers from Marriott may take 7 days or more.
  • Transfer from: Marriott

Avianca LifeMiles (for Star Alliance)

  • The short story: Avianca LifeMiles offers competitive Star Alliance pricing to both Northern and Southern South America with no fuel surcharges. Note that you can mix cabins on partner awards to save miles, which means that in some cases you can fly your long-haul flight in business class for not much more.
  • Miles required: According to the old award chart, flights to Northern South America are 20K each way in economy class and Southern South America costs 30K one way in economy class. However, flights on Avianca metal may price out at less than 20K each way in some instances (and always keep your eye out for Avianca pricing anomalies).
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at LifeMiles.com (you’ll need to create a free Avianca LifeMiles frequent flyer account)
  • How to book awards: Book online at LifeMiles.com. Can also book via email. Phone bookings are known to be a hassle but also possible.
  • Key warnings: Availability at LifeMiles.com does not always match what you’ll find at United.com. Phone agents generally do not see better availability than what is shown at LifeMiles.com. Always check the LifeMiles site before transferring points. Also note that as of May 2020, Avianca has filed for bankruptcy protection. LifeMiles is not yet affected by this process and may not be, but given the uncertain state of global economics it may be wise to hold off on bookings that aren't time-sensitive.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Citi, Capital One, Marriott

British Airways Executive Club (for AA)

  • The short story: British Airways has excellent award pricing for shorter distance American Airlines award flights, whereas you're better off booking with another program for longer flights or if you need connections (since British Airways prices each segment separately).
  • Miles required: From 11K miles (Miami to Bogota falls in this distance band) to 31K miles (Los Angeles to Buenos Aires is in this distance band) each way in economy class. The best deals will be from Miami to Northern South America for 11K or 13K miles one way depending on distance (and assuming direct flights). See the full award chart in our Avios Complete Guide.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at BritishAirways.com
  • How to book awards: Book online at BritishAirways.com
  • Key warnings: Note that British Airways periodically stops showing American Airlines award availability. When this happens, phone agents are generally unable to book the space either and your best bet is to keep searching or book through another partner.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Bilt, Chase, Capital One, Marriott

Etihad Guest (for AA)

  • The short story: Etihad Guest offers AA's "old" award chart prices, including an excellent price to northern South America and decent pricing to southern South America, (particularly good during off-peak dates).
  • Miles required: 17.5K each way in economy class to/from South America 1 (Bolivia, Ecuador, Manaus (Brazil), Colombia, Guyana, and Peru). 20K off-peak or 30K peak to/from South America 2 (the rest of South America). Note that Etihad also partners with Gol, so you can alternatively fly from Orlando or Miami to Brasilia for 23K miles each way in economy class.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at BritishAirways.com or Qantas.com.
  • How to book awards: Call Etihad Guest at 1-877-690-0767.
  • Key warnings: Note that the British Airways site sometimes fails to show AA availability, so using Qantas to search for availability may be your best bet.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Citi, Capital One, Marriott

Iberia Plus

  • The short story: Iberia Plus offers a distance-based award chart that matches British Airways. However, since they don't allow changes or cancellations on American Airlines awards, you're probably better off booking via British Airways
  • Miles required: From 11K miles each way depending on distance. No fuel surcharges on American Airlines. See our Avios Complete Guide for a full award chart.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at iberia.com. Use the Advanced Avios Search tool.
  • How to book awards: Book online at iberia.com. Use the Advanced Avios Search tool.
  • Key warnings: Most Iberia partner bookings, including those on American Airlines, are completely nonrefundable and can not be changed. Because of that policy and the fact that Iberia's chart for American Airlines flights now matches the British Airways chart for the same flights, you're probably better off booking via BA. Only book AA flights with Iberia if plans are certain.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Bilt, Chase

Qantas Frequent Flyer (for AA)

  • The short story: Qantas offers good award pricing on shorter oneworld routes, like Miami to parts of Northern South America.
  • Miles required: Qantas has a distance-based award chart that goes by cumulative distance whether one-way or round trip. The shortest-distance flights to South America measure fewer than 1,000 miles one-way but the longest can be more than 5,000 miles one way. Here are the first several distance bands:
    • 12K miles for a cumulative distance of 601-1200 miles
    • 18K miles for a cumulative distance of 1201-2400 miles or
    • 20.3K miles for a cumulative distance of 2401-3600 miles
    • 25.2K miles for a cumulative distance of 3601-4800 miles.
    • 31.5K miles for a cumulative distance of 4801-5800 miles
    • See the full award chart here. No fuel surcharges on American Airlines.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at Qantas.com (you’ll need to create a free Qantas Frequent Flyer account)
  • How to book awards: Book online at Qantas.com.
  • Key warnings: Avios, either through British Airways or Iberia, might be a better value if you have direct flights (though this varies with precise distance) if you have access to points which transfer to Avios. However, for flights with connections, Qantas can be a better deal.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Citi, Capital One, Marriott

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (for Delta)

  • The short story: Virgin Atlantic offers distance-based pricing for award flights on Delta flights, which potentially makes for a better deal on shorter flights. Since Virgin Atlantic partners with most major transferable currencies, it is very easy to put together the miles for an award.
  • Miles required: From 12.5K each way in economy class on routes of 1,500-2,000 miles (e.g. Atlanta to Cartagena). See the award chart here.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at VirginAtlantic.com. Keep in mind that it may not always correlate to the lowest pricing on Delta.com.
  • How to book awards: Book online at VirginAtlantic.com.
  • Key warnings: The Virgin Atlantic website can be a bit finicky to deal with. See How to book Delta flights with Virgin Atlantic miles for more info.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Bilt, Chase, Citi, Marriott

Best ways to South America using miles (premium cabins)

The deals below are sorted alphabetically. Remember that the lowest price isn’t the entire picture: be sure to consider which airlines levy fuel surcharges and the ease of amassing the miles for your chosen award. See each description for where to search, how to book, and which partners you can use to transfer. It is always best to confirm availability before transferring miles to be sure that the award you seek can be booked with the miles you intend.

Air France / KLM Flying Blue

  • The short story: Air France has variable pricing that isn't great but could be attractive if you hit a transfer bonus and/or need to combine points from different programs to book an award.
  • Miles required: Varies, but starts in the 40K's one-way to Northern South America in business class or the 70K's to Southern South America in business class. These prices become more attractive when a transferable currency offers a 25% transfer bonus. Keep in mind that in addition to Delta, Air France partners with Copa.
  • How to find awards: Use the Virgin Atlantic 5 week award search to find availability on Delta (see this post for details). Next, confirm your findings at AirFrance.us (you’ll need to create a free Flying Blue frequent flyer account to search). For flights on Copa, check United.com.
  • How to book awards: Book online at AirFrance.com. Can also book via phone when the website returns errors.
  • Key warnings: Air France's website is buggy and will often return errors when trying to complete a booking. If that happens, try calling.
  • Transfer fromAmex Membership RewardsBrex Cash, Bilt Rewards, Chase Ultimate RewardsCiti Thank YouCapital OneMarriott

Alaska Mileage Plan

  • The short story: Alaska has solid rates to South America on both AA and LATAM and they allow a free stopover on a one-way award. With Alaska joining oneworld and LATAM having recently left, the future of the LATAM partnership is questionable.
  • Miles required: From 45K miles one-way in business class according to the award chart, though some American Airlines routes still price from 30K one-way in business class to northern South America.
  • How to find awards: Search AlaskaAir.com.
  • How to book awards: Book at AlaskaAir.com (for both American and LATAM flights).
  • Key warnings: Finding premium cabin space on AA is generally very difficult. With Alaska joining oneworld and LATAM's departure from oneworld (and heavy investment from Delta), it is questionable as to how long the LATAM partnership will last.
  • Transfer from: Marriott

American Airlines

  • The short story: American now offers variable pricing for its own flights, which can sometimes make them very good deal for award flights to South America. Note that they are no longer partners with LATAM, but you can book JetBlue through American Airlines.
  • Miles required: Varies. Traditional pricing has been 30K in business class to Northern South America or 57.5K miles in business class to Southern South America, but we have seen web specials for less. You'll need to search AA.com for your dates and compare to prices from oneworld partners. Keep in mind that JetBlue serves a number of routes to northern South America.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at AA.com
  • How to book awards: Book online at AA.com.
  • Key warnings: Variable pricing means that deals come and go and prices are unpredictable. It is inadvisable to collect American Airlines miles for a specific future award since you can not predict the price, but if you already have miles or have earned them through a credit card welcome bonus it is worth checking to see if AA has specials for your dates and cities.
  • Transfer from: Marriott, Bilt

ANA Mileage Club

  • The short story: ANA offers one of the best deals for round trip business class awards to South America. Unlike other programs, they do not split South America into two regions. The catch is that you must book round trip.
  • Miles required: 88K miles round trip on Star Alliance carriers between North and South America (United / Copa / Avianca).
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at United.com (Note: Do not log in — logging in may show you expanded availability based on your credit card or elite status that is not available for partner bookings) or ANA's website (though ANA requires searches to be round trip, so it is easier to find availability by searching one way at United first).
  • How to book awards: Book online at ANA.
  • Key warnings: Note that transfers to ANA are not instant. Transfers typically take 2-3 days from Amex Membership Rewards or a week or more from Marriott, so there is risk of award space disappearing while you wait for a transfer.
  • Transfer from: AmexMarriott

Asiana Club

  • The short story: Asiana offers amazing award pricing on Star Alliance flights to/from South America. The difficulty is in earning the miles since they only transfer from Marriott, though they do have a credit card.
  • Miles required: 27.5K miles each way in business class to South America 1 (includes Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Peru) or 35K miles each way in business class to South America 2 (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay). Here is a link to search the award charts, though note that Asiana lists the round trip prices. Travel is Free has a handy one-way chart.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at United.com
  • How to book awards: Book over the phone with Asiana.
  • Key warnings: Transfers from Marriott may take 7 days or more.
  • Transfer from: Marriott

Avianca LifeMiles

  • The short story: Avianca LifeMiles offers competitive Star Alliance pricing to both Northern and Southern South America with no fuel surcharges. Note that you can mix cabins on partner awards to save miles, which can be useful if you need a positioning flight.
  • Miles required: According to the old award chart, flights to Northern South America are 35K each way in business class and Southern South America costs 60K one way in business class. However, flights on Avianca metal appear to be pricing out at 40K - 55K (while partner awards follow the old chart).
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at LifeMiles.com (you’ll need to create a free Avianca LifeMiles frequent flyer account)
  • How to book awards: Book online at LifeMiles.com. Can also book via email. Phone bookings are known to be a hassle but also possible.
  • Key warnings: Availability at LifeMiles.com does not always match what you’ll find at United.com. Phone agents generally do not see better availability than what is shown at LifeMiles.com. Always check the LifeMiles site before transferring points. Also note that as of May 2020, Avianca has filed for bankruptcy protection. LifeMiles is not yet affected by this process and may not be, but given the uncertain state of global economics it may be wise to hold off on bookings that aren't time-sensitive.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Citi, Capital One, Marriott

British Airways Avios

  • The short story: British Airways has excellent award pricing for shorter distance American Airlines award flights, whereas you're better off booking with another program for longer flights or if you need connections (since British Airways prices each segment separately). Keep in mind that while LATAM has left oneworld, their flights should still be bookable with Avios.
  • Miles required: From 22K miles (Miami to Bogota falls in this distance band) to 92,750 miles (Los Angeles to Buenos Aires is in this distance band) each way in business class. The best deals will be from Miami to Northern South America for 22K or 38,750 miles one way depending on distance (and assuming direct flights). See the full award chart here at One Mile at a Time. No fuel surcharges on American Airlines.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at BritishAirways.com
  • How to book awards: Book online at BritishAirways.com
  • Key warnings: Note that British Airways periodically stops showing American Airlines award availability. When this happens, phone agents are generally unable to book the space either and your best bet is to keep searching or book through another partner.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Bilt Chase, Capital One, Marriott

Etihad Guest

  • The short story: Etihad's award chart for American Airlines flights is very competitive. The struggle is finding award space in premium cabins on AA flights.
  • Miles required: Etihad offers zone-based pricing on American Airlines flights, with business class to South America Zone 1 for 30K miles each way (includes Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Belize, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, and Venezuela). Business class to South America Zone 2 is 50K miles each way (includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile (excludes Easter Island), Paraguay, and Uruguay).
  • How to find awards: Search BritishAirways.com or Qantas.com for American Airlines award space, then call Etihad Guest.
  • How to book awards: Call Etihad Guest at 1-877-690-0767.
  • Key warnings: Finding premium cabin space on AA is generally very difficult.
  • Transfer from: Capital OneCiti, Marriott

EVA Mileage Lands

  • The short story: EVA offers decent Star Alliance award pricing from North America to/from South America. The best value is booking round trip since EVA allows 2 stopovers (one each way) on a round trip (max 6 segments, no stopover on a one-way). Note that stopovers can not be booked online.
  • Miles required: 52K miles each way. See the award chart assembled at Travel Is Free.
  • How to find awards: Search United.com.
  • How to book awards: Book simple awards online at EVAAir.com. Must call and book over the phone for stopovers.
  • Key warnings: You'll likely need to call EVA for complex bookings.
  • Transfer fromCiti

Qantas Frequent Flyer

  • The short story: Qantas offers good award pricing on shorter oneworld routes, like Miami to parts of Northern South America. Keep in mind that though LATAM has left oneworld, their flights can still be booked with Qantas points.
  • Miles required: Qantas has a distance-based award chart that goes by cumulative distance whether one-way or round trip (booking round trip will work out to fewer net miles each way). The shortest-distance flights to South America measure fewer than 1,000 miles one-way but the longest can be more than 5,000 miles one way. Here are the first several distance bands:
    • 27.6K miles for a cumulative distance of 601-1200 miles
    • 41.5K miles for a cumulative distance of 1201-2400 miles or
    • 57K miles for a cumulative distance of 2401-3600 miles
    • 68.4K miles for a cumulative distance of 3601-4800 miles.
    • 82K miles for a cumulative distance of 4801-5800 miles
    • See the full award chart here. No fuel surcharges on American Airlines.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at Qantas.com (you’ll need to create a free Qantas Frequent Flyer account)
  • How to book awards: Book online at Qantas.com.
  • Key warnings: Avios, either through British Airways or Iberia, might be a better value if you have direct flights (though this varies with precise distance) if you have access to points which transfer to Avios. However, for flights with connections, Qantas can be a better deal.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Citi, Capital One, Marriott

Singapore Krisflyer

  • The short story: Singapore typically beats United for pricing to/from Southern South America and there are no fuel surcharges. Fly United, Copa, Avianca, or Air Canada.
  • Miles required: 65K miles each way in business class to/from South America (note that Singapore prices all of South America at the same rate, whereas United charges fewer miles to Northern South America). See the full award chart here.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at United.com (Note: Do not log in — logging in may show you expanded availability based on your credit card or elite status that is not available for partner bookings) or SingaporeAir.com
  • How to book awards: Book online at SingaporeAir.com or over the phone with Singapore KrisFlyer.
  • Key warnings: Note that transfers to Singapore KrisFlyer may not be instant. Transfers can take 2-24 hours and Singapore does not hold award tickets.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Marriott

United Mileage Plus

  • The short story: While award flights to Southern South America are cheaper with other Star Alliance partners, United offers good pricing on award flights to Northern South America whether on United, Copa, Avianca, or Air Canada. The excursionist perk could be leveraged for a free flight within Northern South America when booking round trip.
  • Miles required: Variable, but generally saver awards are 38.5K miles each way to Northern South America or 66K miles each way to Southern South America.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at United.com
  • How to book awards: Book online at United.com
  • Key warnings: Since United eliminated its award chart, pricing can now be variable and "saver" rates may not always match those above.
  • Transfer from: Bilt, Chase, Marriott

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

  • The short story: Virgin Atlantic offers distance-based pricing for award flights on Delta flights, which can be beneficial in some situations (particularly very short itineraries). Since Virgin Atlantic partners with most major transferable currencies, it is very easy to put together the miles for an award.
  • Miles required: From 45K each way in business class on the shortest Delta flights to South America (e.g. Atlanta to Cartagena). See the distance bands here and use a tool like gcmap.com to calculate distance between airports.
  • How to find awards: Search for available space at VirginAtlantic.com. Keep in mind that it may not always correlate to the lowest pricing on Delta.com.
  • How to book awards: Book online at VirginAtlantic.com.
  • Key warnings: The Virgin Atlantic website can be a bit finicky to deal with. See How to book Delta flights with Virgin Atlantic miles for more info.
  • Transfer from: Amex, Bilt, Chase, Citi, Marriott

How to get the miles

The following chart shows the available transferable points programs for each of the above airline frequent flyer programs:

Rewards ProgramAmex Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Chase Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Citi Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Capital One Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Bilt Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Accor Live Limitless1000 to 500 (Unknown)1000 to 500 (Unknown)
Aegean Miles + Bonus
Aer Lingus Avios1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 via Qatar, BA (1 to 2 days)1 to 1 via BA (Unknown)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Aeroflot Bonus
AeroMexico ClubPremier1 to 1.6 (1 to 2 days)1 to 1 (~6 days)1 to 1 (Instant)
Air Canada Aeroplan1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Air China Phoenix Miles
Air France KLM Flying Blue1 to 1 (~10 minutes to 1 day)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~5 Minutes)
Air New Zealand Air Points
Alaska MileagePlan
Alitalia MilleMiglia
Allegiant
American AAdvantage1 to 1 (1 Day)
Amtrak Guest Rewards
ANA Mileage Club1 to 1 (~1 day)
Arrival
Asiana
Avianca LifeMiles1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Unknown)
Best Western
Bilt
Brex
British Airways Avios1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 via Qatar (1 to 2 days)1 to 1 (Unknown)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Capital One Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club
Choice1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 2 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)
CNB Rewards
Copa Airlines ConnectMiles
Delta SkyMiles1 to 1 plus excise tax (Instant)
EL AL Israel Airlines
Emirates Skywards1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Etihad Guest1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 hour)1 to 1 (Instant)
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands1 to 1 (Instant)1000 to 750 (~1 day)
Expedia+
Finnair Plus+1 to 1 (Instant)
FlexPerks
Frontier Miles
Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
Go Far Rewards
Hainan Airlines
Hawaiian Miles1 to 1 plus excise tax (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Hilton1 to 2 (Instant)
Hotels.comRewards
HSBC Rewards
Hyatt1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Iberia Avios1 to 1 (~12 - 72 hours (slower over weekend))1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 via Qatar, BA (1 to 2 days)1 to 1 via BA (Unknown)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
IHG1 to 1 (5 hours)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
JAL (Japan Airlines) Mileage Bank
Jet Airways Inter Miles1 to 1 (Instant)
JetBlue250 to 200 plus excise tax (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)
Korean Airlines
LATAM Pass
Leading Hotels of the World1K to 200 (Unknown)
Malaysia Enrich1 to 1 (1 to 2 days)
Marriott Bonvoy1 to 1 (~1 day)1 to 1 (~1 day)20K to 25K (~5 Minutes)
Membership Rewards
Merrill
Miles & More
Multiplus
PenFed Rewards
Penny Points
Qantas Frequent Flyer1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 day)1 to 1 (~1 day)
Qatar Privilege Club Avios1 to 1 ()1 to 1 via BA (Instant)1 to 1 (1 to 2 days)1 to 1 via BA (Unknown)1 to 1 via BA (~1 Minute)
Radisson Rewards
Royal Brunei Royal Skies
Saudia Airlines
Shop Your Way Rewards1 to 10 (Instant)
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~17 hours)1 to 1 (~1 day)1 to 1 (~7 hours)
Sonesta Travel Pass
South African Airways Voyager
Southwest Rapid Rewards1 to 1 (Instant)
Spirit
TAP Air Portugal1 to 1 (Unknown)
Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus1 to 1 (3 to 7 days)
ThankYou Rewards
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles1 to 1 (~1 day)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Uber Cash
UBS My Choice Rewards
Ultimate Rewards
United MileagePlus1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Unknown)1 to 1 (~1 Minute)
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer
Vueling Club
Wyndham1 to 1 (Instant)1 to 1 (Instant)
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