Frequent Flyer Mileage Valuation Comparison

In order for GetDebit to accurately rank the dozens of credit cards with frequent flyer programs, it is necessary to calculate the dollar value per mile for each of these programs. We have written numerous articles about each, but below is a table which summarizes our estimated values for each program along with a link to a more detailed posting.

Frequent Flyer Mileage Valuation Comparison Chart
Airline Program Estimated $ value per Mile Detailed Information
Continental OnePass $0.0122 Value of Continental One-Pass Miles
ANA ANA Miles $0.0109 Value of ANA Miles
JetBlue True Blue $0.0122 Value of JetBlue TrueBlue Points
Delta Skymiles $0.0111 Value of Delta Skymiles
American Airlines AAdvantage $0.0136 Value of American Airlines Advantage Miles
AirTran Airways A+ Awards $0.0167* Value of AirTran Airways A+ Credits
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards $0.0167 Value of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credits
US Airways Dividend Miles $0.0121 (personal credit cards)

$0.0105 (business credit cards)

Value of US Airways Dividend Miles
United Mileage Plus $0.0111 Value of United Mileage Plus Miles
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club $0.0105 Value of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles
Virgin America Elevate $0.0210 Value of Virgin America Elevate Points
*These airlines actually awards points or credits instead of miles. To make for an apples-to-apples comparison between the programs, it was necessary to use the affiliated credit card point conversion rates to derive a “per mile” estimate.
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