Distance-Based Charts

Around the World

An around the world award allows you to stop in multiple places on your way for a full trip around the world. You have to travel in one direction (east or west) and make a loop around the world by doing stopovers in several cities along the way. Booking these awards can be very time-consuming with figuring out what countries you want to visit, which airlines fly where, and finding award space on the routes you want to fly. 

ANA

  • Cost- Awards are based on distance, which is below. We have a full page on ANA's round the world award.
  • Rules- Maximum of 8 stopovers, 12 segments, and 4 open-jaws. You can only book on Star Alliance airlines.  
  • Transfer Partners- American Express (1 to 1) and Marriott (3 to 1)
  • ANA's Round-the-World award is one of the top values in using your points.

Asiana

  • Cost- Economy Class for 140,000 points and Business Class for 230,000 points
  • Rules- Can do up to seven stopovers and up to two in the same country. You can only book on Star Alliance airlines.  
  • Transfer Partners- Marriott (3 to 1)

Korean Air

  • Cost- Economy for 140,000 points and Business for 220,000 points.
  • Rules- Maximum of 9 transfers allowed with 6 stopovers. Only SkyTeam partners.
  • Transfer Partners- Marriott (3 to 1)

Aeroplan

  • Cost- Economy: 200,000; Premium Economy: 250,000; Business: 300,000; First Class: 400,000.
  • Rules- Five stopovers and one open-jaw are allowed. Only Star Alliance airlines.
  • Transfer Partners- American Express (1 to 1), Marriott (3 to 1), and Capital One (2 to 1.5). 
  • You can do a Mini Round the World for a very reasonable rate with two stopovers or one stopover and an open-jaw. We detail it on the Aeroplan page.

Singapore

  • Cost- Economy: 180,000, Business: 240,000, and First Class 360,000.
  • Rules- Maximum of seven stopovers (2 in the same country), 16 flight segments, and 35,000 miles flown. Open-jaws are allowed, but count as stopovers. Only Star Alliance Airlines.
  • Transfer PartnersSingapore is a 1:1 transfer partner of American Express, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards; a 3:1 transfer partner of Marriott; and a 2:1 transfer partner of Capital One.

Aeromexico

  • Cost- 224,000 miles in economy (140,000 Amex Membership Rewards points) and 352,000 in business (220,000 Amex Membership Rewards).
  • Rules- A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 15 stopovers, with no more than 5 per continent. All flights must be in the same class of service. Only SkyTeam Airlines
  • Transfer Partners- American Express (1 Amex to 1.6)

Lufthansa

  • Cost- Economy 180,000, Business 325,000, and First 480,000.
  • Rules- Seven stopovers and ten flight segments.
  • Transfer Partners- Lufthansa is a 3:1 transfer partner of Marriott Rewards

Distance-Based Charts

Japan Airlines- Points required is below. Eight flight segments are allowed with seven stopovers and two segments inside of Japan. You can transit through a city a maximum of three times with one time being a stopover. One open-jaw is allowed and the origin and destination may be in different countries. However, you cannot backtrack on your flights. 

Cathay Pacific- Cathay has two award charts. The second is below. With that chart, you can make a maximum of five stopovers, two transfers and two open-jaws at either origin, en-route or turnaround point. The other chart is slightly cheaper, but it is too complicated to include in our comparison below. 

British Airways- British Airways' Multiple OneWorld Chart is below. With that chart you can do eight segments, seven stopovers, and one open-jaw. British Airways also has a very nice award chart that is price per segment and you can find that award chart on our British Airways page.

Qantas- Qantas has four different distance based award charts. However, the charts are very expensive compared to Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific. 

Business Class

Miles FlownJapan Airlines Cathay PacificANA Round the WorldBritish Airways Multiple OneWorldQantas
2,00048,00065,000N/A70,00080,000
4,00048,00070,000N/A70,000110,000
6,00080,00090,00063,000120,000150,000
8,00080,000100,00068,000120,000170,000
10,00080,000110,00085,000140,000200,000
12,000110,000135,00090,000180,000220,000
14,000110,000135,00090,000180,000220,000
16,000120,000155,000105,000200,000240,000
18,000120,000155,000105,000200,000260,000
20,000120,000165,000115,000200,000280,000
22,000150,000185,000125,000240,000280,000
24,000150,000185,000145,000240,000280,000
26,000190,000210,000170,000280,000280,000
28,000190,000210,000170,000280,000280,000
30,000200,000210,000200,000280,000280,000
32,000200,000210,000200,000280,000280,000
34,000200,000210,000200,000280,000280,000
36,000220,000240,000220,000320,000N/A
38,000220,000240,000220,000320,000N/A
40,000220,000240,000270,000320,000N/A
42,000220,000240,000270,000320,000N/A
44,000220,000240,000270,000320,000N/A
46,000220,000240,000300,000320,000N/A
48,000220,000240,000300,000320,000N/A
50,000220,000240,000300,000320,000N/A

Economy Class

Miles FlownJapan AirlinesCathay PacificANA Round the World British Airways Multiple OneWorld
2,00025,00065,000N/A35,000
4,00025,00070,000N/A35,000
6,00040,00090,00038,00060,000
8,00040,000100,00043,00060,000
10,00050,000110,00055,00070,000
12,00060,000135,00060,00090,000
14,00070,000135,00060,00090,000
16,00090,000100,00065,000100,000
18,00090,000100,00065,000100,000
20,00090,000105,00075,000100,000
22,000120,000115,00085,000120,000
24,000120,000115,000100,000120,000
26,000140,000130,000120,000140,000
28,000140,000130,000120,000140,000
30,000150,000130,000140,000140,000
32,000150,000130,000140,000140,000
34,000150,000130,000140,000140,000
36,000160,000150,000160,000160,000
38,000160,000150,000160,000160,000
40,000160,000150,000180,000160,000
42,000160,000150,000180,000160,000
44,000160,000150,000180,000160,000
46,000160,000150,000200,000160,000
48,000160,000150,000200,000160,000
50,000160,000150,000200,000160,000

First Class

Miles FlownJapan AirlinesCathay PacificANA Round the WorldBritish Airways Multiple OneWorld
2,00072,00090,000N/A105,000
4,00072,00095,000N/A105,000
6,000100,000140,00090,000180,000
8,000100,000150,000100,000180,000
10,000110,000160,000120,000210,000
12,000160,000220,000140,000270,000
14,000160,000220,000140,000270,000
16,000170,000250,000160,000300,000
18,000170,000250,000160,000300,000
20,000170,000260,000180,000300,000
22,000230,000280,000200,000360,000
24,000230,000280,000220,000360,000
26,000280,000300,000260,000420,000
28,000280,000300,000260,000420,000
30,000300,000300,000300,000420,000
32,000300,000300,000300,000420,000
34,000300,000300,000300,000420,000
36,000330,000345,000340,000480,000
38,000330,000345,000340,000480,000
40,000330,000345,000390,000480,000
42,000330,000345,000390,000480,000
44,000330,000345,000390,000480,000
46,000330,000345,000450,000480,000
48,000330,000345,000450,000480,000
50,000330,000345,000450,000480,000