Infographic: Distance Based Frequent Flier Program Fun Facts

With the build out the Chasing Mall Points tools (currently still in beta), I have been looking at the tables and here’s a few facts about distance based programs that has been loaded (Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, and Virgin Australia):

Qatar Airways


After you see how there are 45 partners and how awesome the Malaysia Airlines program is, be sure to check out Travel Is Free’s post maximizing it.

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7 comments… add one
  • Sorry, could you upload a higher resolution version? On click it’s barely readable.

  • I agree with the commentator above, it would be helpful if you could have a bigger version. I cannot read this one. Looks like a great idea though!

    • Thank you both – just updated the post to include a link to the PDF version of it as we sort it out

      • A better image has been posted with the PDF link removed, but if you’d like the PDF, let me know and I can email it to you

  • Holy Edward Tufte! This chart is unclear.

    It took me five minutes to figure out that the horizontal bars indicate how many of the nine distance-based programs can buy flights on a particular listed airline, and the planes diagram indicates how many partners one can transfer out of a program. The listing of Virgin Australia having nine partners, when Virgin Australia is noted to have no partners elsewhere, also threw me.

  • I’m sorry, I’ve been staring at this for a while now, and still I’m not sure how I will use this to minimize my mileage usage on an award. Some further explanation would be helpful.

  • I think when the app is launched it will answer a lot of questions. In the meantime – what is unclear so we can work towards making it clearer and easier to understand. Thanks!


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