An introduction to Air China – Phoenix Miles, Award Chart, Award Availability, Fuel Surcharges & Destinations

Airline Name: Air China

Frequent-flyer program: Phoenix Miles

Airline Credit Cards

Phoenix Miles is the frequent-flyer program of Air China and these subsidiaries:

Air China Cargo
Shenzhen Airlines
Air Macau
Dalian Airlines
– Beijing Airlines

Alliance: Star Alliance

Award Chart

Phoenix Miles Award Chart on Air China and Star Alliance are separate animals.

The award charts are as confusing as it gets. Keep in mind that Phoenix Miles are based in kilometers (can it get more confusing?) and that Guam is counted as part of the US.

No apparent other good values jump to mind compared to most other Star Alliance carriers.

Phoenix Miles (or its predecessor Air China Companion Club) is a Starwood 1:1 transfer partner.

Partners

Airline Credit Cards

Besides Air China and Star Alliance, Phoenix Miles also allow redemptions on selected routes for these partners:

– Cathay Pacific and Dragonair
– Uni Air
– Air Macau
– Virgin Atlantic
– TAM
– US Airways

Fuel surcharges applied?

Given that Air China routinely charges YQ and YR on its tickets, we assume they also do so on awards. However, we are not sure if they charge fuel surcharges on all partners on awards.

How to find award availability?

united.com and the ANA search are good bets to access Star Alliance availability.

Destinations: 188

Addis Ababa
Aksu
Almaty
Athens
Auckland
Baghdad
Bangalore
Bangkok
Baotou
Barcelona
Bayannur
Beihai
Beijing
Belgrade
Berlin
Bucharest
Busan
Changchun
Changde
Changzhou
Chaoyang
Chengdu
Changsha
Cairo
Changzhi
Chiang Mai
Chifeng
Chita
Chongqing
Copenhagen
Daegu
Dalian
Dandong
Daocheng
Daqing
Datong
Dazhou
Delhi
Dubai
Düsseldorf
Frankfurt
Fukuoka
Fuyang
Fuzhou
Ganzhou
Geneva
Guangyuan
Guangzhou
Guilin
Guiyang
Haikou
Hailar
Hami City
Hangzhou
Hanoi
Harbin
Hefei
Hiroshima
Ho Chi Minh City
Hohhot
Honolulu
Houston
Hong Kong
Hotan
Huangshan
Irkutsk
Istanbul
Jakarta
Jeju
Jiamusi
Ji'an
Jinan
Jiuzhaigou
Jingdezhen
Jinghong
Karachi
Kashgar
Kathmandu
Korla
Kuala Lumpur
Kunming
Kuwait City
Lanzhou
Lhasa
Lijiang
Liuzhou
London
London
Los Angeles
Luzhou
Macau
Madrid
Mandalay
Manila
Melbourne
Mianyang
Milan
Moscow
Mudanjiang
Mumbai
Munich
Nagasaki
Nagoya
Naha
Nanchang
Nanjing
Nanning
Nantong
New York City
Ningbo
Nyingchi
Omsk
Ordos
Osaka
Panzhihua
Paris
Phuket
Pyongyang
Qamdo
Qingdao
Qiqihar
Rome
Saint Petersburg
San Francisco
Sanya
São Paulo
Sapporo
Sendai
Seoul
Seoul
Shanghai
Shanghai
Shantou
Sharjah
Shenyang
Shenzhen
Shigatse
Shiquanhe
Siem Reap
Singapore
Stockholm
Sydney
Taichung
Taipei
Taipei
Taiyuan
Taizhou
Tianjin
Tongliao
Tokyo
Tokyo
Toronto
Ulan Bator
Ulanhot
Urumqi
Vancouver
Vienna
Wanzhou
Washington, D.C.
Weihai
Wenzhou
Wuhai
Wuhan
Wuxi
Xiamen
Xiangyang
Xi'an
Xichang
Xilinhot
Xining
Xuzhou
Yancheng
Yangon
Yangzhou
Yanji
Yantai
Yekaterinburg
Yibin
Yichang
Yinchuan
Yiwu
Yuncheng
Zhangjiajie
Zhanjiang
Zhengzhou
Zhuhai
Zunyi
Zürich

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