Is there some convenient online resource that could tell me how much mileage a given flight ticket will earn, for a given loyalty program? E.g., input = (flight number=UA 2630, fare class=K, fare=100 USD, loyalty program=MileagePlus), output = 500 miles earned for the MileagePlus program. It's tedious to have do the math oneself, so I wonder if there exist some time-efficient online calculator. I understand the input may have more parameters.

I found:

but I would prefer a more fully automated system.

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    I very much doubt this exists. It's hard enough to find this information for one airline, never mind all of them. Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 3:57
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    For your example is all depends on the $$ you paid for the ticket and your status. $$ is related to fare class, but it's not the same. Distance only enters the equation if you are flying on a non-United ticket. Detailed rules are united.com/ual/en/us/fly/mileageplus/earn-miles/united.html . I doubt that any one would voluntarily code this up.
    – Hilmar
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 10:08
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    Southwest tells you upfront as you pick flights (and fare group) on their website.
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 15:14
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    Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/62322/…
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 19:49
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    Many airlines now tell you when you book (most probably when they give you the choice between multiple fares and show a comparison table), though of course this is far from universal, and usually applies only if you use the airline’s own program.
    – jcaron
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 21:29

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Reddit pointed me to these two resources:

  • The 2nd of these is using calculations that haven't been correct for close to 10 years. The 1st link doesn't work so I can't comment on that one...
    – Doc
    Commented Mar 28, 2023 at 18:11
  • @Doc play.google.com/store/apps/… Commented Mar 28, 2023 at 21:46

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