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 (May 2019)
|Flexible Point Program||Value (cents/point)|
|AMEX Membership Rewards||1.8|
|Chase Ultimate Rewards||1.9|
|Citi ThankYou Points||1.7|
|Diners Club Rewards||2.1|
|Airline Loyalty Program||Value (cents/point)|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||1.4|
|Air France Flying Blue||1.25|
|Alaska Mileage Plan||1.8|
|ANA Mileage Club||1.4|
|British Airways Executive Club||1.4|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||1.25|
|Frontier Early Returns||1.1|
|Korean Air SkyPass||1.5|
|Lufthansa Miles & More||1.3|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1.3|
|Southwest Rapid Rewards||1.4|
|Turkish Airlines Miles and Smiles||1.3|
|Virgin America Elevate||2|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||1.3|
|Hotel Loyalty Program||Value (cents/point)|
|World of Hyatt||1.6|
|IHG Rewards Club||0.5|