Travel Points & Miles Valuations – What Are They Worth?

Full Disclosure: We may be compensated when you click on links to credit card products from our advertising partners, such as American Express, Chase & Barclays. Opinions on this site are ours alone, and have not been reviewed or approved by the issuer. See our Advertiser Disclosure for more details. Thanks!

What are points and miles actually worth?

Unfortunately, there are no official answers given to us – meaning that the airlines and hotels do not give out point and mile valuations.

It is therefore up to “us” to make our own conclusions on that value.

Many different factors come into play when determining this metric, and below are some that we’ve taken into account to create our own point and mile valuations:

  • How much (on average) do airlines and hotels often sell their points & miles for?
  • How valuable are these points when taking into available account transfer partners (i.e. flexibility) as well as redemption options?
  • How much would we buy points and miles for?

…and so on.

Upgraded Points’ Points & Miles Valuations (February 2019)

Flexible Point ProgramValue (cents/point)
AMEX Membership Rewards1.8
Barclays Miles1
Chase Ultimate Rewards1.8
Citi ThankYou Points1.7
Diners Club Rewards2.1
Airline Loyalty ProgramValue (cents/point)
Air Canada Aeroplan1.4
Air France Flying Blue1.25
Alaska Mileage Plan1.8
American AAdvantage1.4
ANA Mileage Club1.4
Asiana Club1.4
Avianca Lifemiles1.5
British Airways Executive Club1.4
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles1.2
Delta SkyMiles1.2
Emirates Skywards1.1
Etihad Guest1.3
Frontier Early Returns1.1
Hawaiian Miles1.2
JetBlue TrueBlue1.2
Korean Air SkyPass1.6
Lufthansa Miles & More1.2
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1.3
Southwest Rapid Rewards1.4
Turkish Airlines Miles and Smiles1.3
United MileagePlus1.4
Virgin America Elevate2
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1.3
Hotel Loyalty ProgramValue (cents/point)
Choice Privileges0.6
Radisson Rewards0.3
Hilton Honors0.5
World of Hyatt1.3
IHG Rewards Club0.5
Marriott Bonvoys0.8
Wyndham Rewards0.9

 

James Larounis

About James Larounis

Jamie first got his hook on miles and points during a high school choir trip to Europe, where he flew in Lufthansa First Class (thanks to his dad’s then US Airways miles) because economy was sold out.

Advertisement

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

Here are the top 5 reasons to have this card in your wallet, where you can earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

Plus – you can convert your cash-back to points if you also have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card!

Disclaimer: Any comments listed below are not from the bank advertiser, nor have they been reviewed or approved by them. No responsibility will be taken by the bank advertiser for these comments.

2 comments

  1. Nirendu Kumar ghosh · February 22, 2019 · Reply

    dear sir,
    I have lost my Emirates skywards number. i want to regain to get more points for benifits.
    please help me.
    Thanks.
    Nirendu kumar Ghosh

Leave a comment

Email needed if you'd like comment updates. It will NOT be published.

Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. For more information on our advertisers, see here.