Check in for these Alitalia MilleMiglia award chart gems

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Travel Deals

Alitalia MilleMiglia isn't my favorite award program – it has fuel surcharges, it's hard to use and I dread calling the agents. Also, you can only do round-trips – no one-ways.

But it also has several things going for it that will surprise you!

1) It is an American Express Membership Rewards 1:1 transfer partner and points transfer instantly!

Many people have accumulated American Express membership rewards – not just with the sign-up bonuses, but because many AMEX cards offer multipliers on spending.

2) Much of the Middle East and Africa is grouped with Europe in the partner award chart

Here is the Alitalia MilleMiglia award chart with SkyTeam partners and redemptions from North America to Europe 1, Europe 2, Europe 3 and the 'Near East' all cost 80,000 miles.

Europe is a given, but the price also applies to these countries:

– Algeria
– Morocco
– Israel
– Jordan
– Egypt
– Lebanon
– Syria/Libya (I know, I know – we are all too scared to go there)


Check in for these Alitalia MilleMiglia award chart gems

Anchorage, AK to Cairo, Egypt is awesome value at 50,000 miles in Economy and 80,000 in Business Class.

3) The award chart from the US East Coast to South-East Asia is great value too!


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Here is the pricing for Miami, FL to Jakarta, Indonesia (but any place in the region works).

4) There are a couple of no (or low) fuel charge SkyTeam carriers left

Kenya Airways is the Lufthansa of SkyTeam with sky-high fuel surcharges. But some SkyTeam partners still have low/no fuel surcharges.

Delta is your friend if you can find availability. You could also route with China Airlines and do MIA-JFK-ANC-TPE-CGK with fuel surcharges of about $156 one-way.


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Here are some more possible routings and carriers for a little more in YQ/YR.


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5) There is no need to actually fly Alitalia and go through any Alitalia check-in

The new Alitalia Business Class is actually quite good – I wrote a review for my flight in Alitalia Business Class from Boston to Rome last year. However, Rome Airport isn't for the light-hearted.

So are you ready to check-in with Alitalia MilleMiglia?

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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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