Rewards travel is a beautiful thing. Earn enough points with an airline, and you can score free flights or upgrades. If you’re planning a trip, and you’re a member of multiple programs, you might want to see how much that flight will cost in terms of miles rather than dollars. AwardAce can help with that.
The site compares the cost of a flight in terms of frequent flyer miles. Just enter your origin and destination city, and you’ll get a general idea of how many miles that route will cost you at a number of different rewards programs. Again, it’s useful if you use multiple rewards programs or if you just want to see which programs are the best for any given route. Rather than going to each airline’s website and searching your route by rewards miles, you can do it all in one place, and you get a quick, simple view.
It’s a neat tool, but one thing it doesn’t do is consider each airline’s actual mile worth. For example, a mile at United’s MileagePlus is worth 1.4 cents, whereas a AAdvantage is worth 1.8. So in the above example, it looks like United and American cost the same amount, but United is actually the better deal. It would be nice if the tool considered this, but you can always look up the value of specific airline miles to see the difference, and it’s still easier than individually checking prices at different airlines to compare.
It’s worth checking out if you’re a travel rewards user. Head to the link below to give it a try.