Quick earning rate comparison for new Star Alliance partners


With Copa and Avianca/Taca now in Star Alliance the other partner carriers are busy updating their earning charts. Well, some are more busy than others. A couple carriers haven’t updated their earning charts yet, but a number of them have. And, like always, I enjoy looking at the data to see if there are any particularly strange earning rate anomalies or gaps in the programs. Looking at the rates across six different programs there are three which are missing sufficient data so it is hard to know what is going on.

Still, the trends seem to be reasonably clear. Crediting to Aegean’s Miles & Bonus or Ethiopian’s ShebaMiles program isn’t a bad deal if you’re flying in premium cabins. Also, not surprisingly, the lowest coach fares credit rather poorly in those programs. Also of note is that some programs identify Taca and Avianca as the same carrier, some include Taca Peru and LACSA and some list only one of the programs. A bit confusing, to be certain.

Full integration of the data is available in the calculators on the Wandering Aramean Travel Tools site. Some tables showing the new rates are also shared below.

Business Class Avianca/Taca

crediting carrier fare code eqm rdm
AC A 100 100
OZ A 100 100
A3 A 200 200
UA C 100 125
AC C 125 125
OZ C 125 125
A3 C 200 200
ET C 200 200
UA D 100 100
AC D 125 125
OZ D 125 125
A3 D 200 200
ET D 200 200
UA Z 50 50
AC Z 100 100
OZ Z 100 100
A3 Z 200 200
ET Z 200 200

Economy Class Avianca/Taca

crediting carrier fare code rdm eqm
AC B 100 100
ET B 100 100
OZ B 100 100
UA B 100 100
A3 B 150 150
ET E 0 0
AC E 100 100
OZ E 100 100
UA E 100 100
UA F 0 0
A3 G 100 100
AC G 100 100
ET G 100 100
OZ G 100 100
UA G 100 100
A3 H 100 100
AC H 100 100
ET H 100 100
OZ H 100 100
UA H 100 100
OZ I 0 0
UA I 0 0
A3 J 100 100
UA J 100 100
AC J 125 125
OZ J 125 125
ET J 200 200
ET K 0 0
A3 K 100 100
AC K 100 100
OZ K 100 100
UA K 100 100
ET L 0 0
A3 L 100 100
AC L 100 100
OZ L 100 100
UA L 100 100
A3 M 100 100
AC M 100 100
ET M 100 100
OZ M 100 100
UA M 100 100
A3 O 100 100
AC O 100 100
OZ O 100 100
UA O 100 100
AC P 100 100
ET P 100 100
OZ P 100 100
UA P 100 100
A3 Q 100 100
AC Q 100 100
ET Q 100 100
OZ Q 100 100
UA Q 100 100
OZ R 0 0
UA R 0 0
ET S 0 0
A3 S 100 100
AC S 100 100
OZ S 100 100
UA S 100 50
ET T 0 0
UA T 50 50
AC T 100 100
OZ T 100 100
UA U 50 50
AC U 100 100
ET U 100 100
OZ U 100 100
A3 V 100 100
AC V 100 100
ET V 100 100
OZ V 100 100
UA V 100 100
UA W 50 50
A3 W 100 100
AC W 100 100
ET W 100 100
OZ W 100 100
AC Y 100 100
ET Y 100 100
OZ Y 100 100
UA Y 100 100
A3 Y 150 150

 

Business Class Copa

crediting carrier fare code rdm eqm
OZ C 125 125
UA C 150 175
A3 C 200 200
ET C 200 200
AC D 125 125
OZ D 125 125
A3 D 150 150
UA D 150 150
ET D 200 200

Economy Class Copa

crediting carrier fare code rdm eqm
ET A 100 100
AC B 100 100
ET B 100 100
OZ B 100 100
A3 B 150 150
UA B 150 125
A3 E 100 100
AC E 100 100
ET E 100 100
OZ E 100 100
UA E 100 100
ET G 100 100
AC H 100 100
ET H 100 100
OZ H 100 100
A3 H 150 150
UA H 150 125
ET J 200 200
A3 K 100 100
AC K 100 100
ET K 100 100
OZ K 100 100
UA K 150 100
OZ L 70 70
A3 L 100 100
AC L 100 100
ET L 100 100
UA L 100 100
AC M 100 100
ET M 100 100
OZ M 100 100
A3 M 150 150
UA M 150 125
ET N 0 0
OZ N 70 70
A3 N 100 100
AC N 100 100
UA N 100 100
ET O 100 100
UA O 100 100
OZ P 0 0
ET P 100 100
A3 Q 100 100
AC Q 100 100
ET Q 100 100
OZ Q 100 100
UA Q 150 125
A3 S 100 100
AC S 100 100
ET S 100 100
OZ S 100 100
UA S 100 100
OZ T 70 70
A3 T 100 100
AC T 100 100
ET T 100 100
UA T 100 100
A3 U 100 100
AC U 100 100
ET U 100 100
OZ U 100 100
UA U 100 100
A3 V 100 100
AC V 100 100
ET V 100 100
OZ V 100 100
UA V 150 100
A3 W 100 100
AC W 100 100
ET W 100 100
OZ W 100 100
UA W 100 100
AC Y 100 100
ET Y 100 100
OZ Y 100 100
A3 Y 150 150
UA Y 150 125
OZ Z 0 0
ET Z 100 100

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

3 Comments

  1. The first table has EQM as first column, RDM as second. Subsequent tables have RDM first, EQM second. Just want to make sure that was intentional…

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