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Best way to Use Amex Points for Airline?

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Best way to Use Amex Points for Airline?

I want to get the best deals with my points!

 

I heard Delta is the way to go ??

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Re: Best way to Use Amex Points for Airline?

You can't do worse than with Delta. Delta's Skymiles are Skypesos. 

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Re: Best way to Use Amex Points for Airline?

What did you just say, Speak in english doc, we aint scientists!!

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Re: Best way to Use Amex Points for Airline?

The answer to your question is fairly complicated, but the best place to start is to ask yourself what kind of redemptions are you looking for? Perhaps the biggest benefit of Amex's MR points (and likewise Chase UR and SPG points) is the ability to transfer into different places as you need them. Each mileage program has it's strengths and weaknesses, so you need to think carefully about where you want to go first. For example short-haul tickets in coach (<650 miles) is best done via British Airways. Each one way ticket costs 4500 points, and several times a year Amex will give you a transfer bonus of 30-50%. Transcontinental business class tickets from LAX to JFK should be done through Singapore Airlines Krisflier program. A round-trip ticket will cost you 40k while most others will be 50k. The best value for flying from the East Coast to Europe in business is via ANA. That will set you back 68k for a round trip ticket compared to 90-100k with other airlines. Now back to the original question, where did you plan to go?
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Re: Best way to Use Amex Points for Airline?

I plan to go to LA most. I was looking at the Southwest Visa or JetBlue Amex

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