Round The World Award Programs (list)

While using miles for round trip flights sounds like a great way to spend them, for grand vacations don’t underestimate “Round The World” award tickets. For example, 125K All Nippon Airways miles (not that easy to earn) for business ticket is less than a regular round trip ticket on many airlines (see all business class award rates and respective miles transfer programs here). There are quite a few airlines offering dream itineraries, though you may have to be flexible with dates, and creative with options. Here is the list of RTW airline programs I know of. If you know any other program, please let me know, I’ll add it.

AirlineBusiness Class
miles needed
(minimum)
Stops/
OpenJaws
Allowed
Comments
Aeromexico 352,000 15 Or 220,000 MR points
Air Canada300,0005/1
Alitalia220,0006/6
ANA125,000 8Miles-chart based
Cathay185,0005/2Miles-chart based
Korean220,0006
Lufthansa325,0007Significant surcharge
Qantas240,0005Miles-chart based
Singapore240,0007

Author: Eugene I.

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