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What to do with my MR points?

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What to do with my MR points?

I currently have had the Zync for 11 months. Next month according to the CSR I can PC it to a different charge card which then coverts my points to full MR. I accumulated 10,000 and don't know how to spend them? Seems too little for an airline ticket.... Hmm
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Re: What to do with my MR points?

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...

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Re: What to do with my MR points?


CreditScholar wrote:

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...


So domestic flights under 650 miles are only 9k MR points round trip?

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
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Re: What to do with my MR points?


Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...


So domestic flights under 650 miles are only 9k MR points round trip?


Yes they are, as long as you transfer them into BA's program and then redeem on AA as a partner redemption. Both are in OneWorld.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL || Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank Hilton Reserve Visa Signature - $20,000 CL || J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL
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Re: What to do with my MR points?


CreditScholar wrote:

Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...


So domestic flights under 650 miles are only 9k MR points round trip?


Yes they are, as long as you transfer them into BA's program and then redeem on AA as a partner redemption. Both are in OneWorld.


Sweet! I think I just found a good use for my MR points.

 

I found a calculator here, but it looks to only show 1 way travel.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/public/en_gb#CalculatePod

 

I have a bit over 100k MR points, I guess that would buy a bunch of short flights. 

 

Can you think of a better way to use them?

 

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
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Re: What to do with my MR points?


Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...


So domestic flights under 650 miles are only 9k MR points round trip?


Yes they are, as long as you transfer them into BA's program and then redeem on AA as a partner redemption. Both are in OneWorld.


Sweet! I think I just found a good use for my MR points.

 

I found a calculator here, but it looks to only show 1 way travel.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/public/en_gb#CalculatePod

 

I have a bit over 100k MR points, I guess that would buy a bunch of short flights. 

 

Can you think of a better way to use them?

 


Short and medium haul flights are generally the best value for Avios, with a few exceptions (such as upgrades to business using Avios from a paid world traveller plus ticket). With short-haul flights often going for $200-300, you're getting quite a bit of value out of those MR points.

 

The other thing to keep in mind is that Amex occasionally runs transfer bonuses to BA. If you transfer during a 30-50% bonus, you'll get even more value out of MR.

EX 798, EQ 789, TU 784
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Barclays American Airlines Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard - $20,000 CL || Chase IHG Rewards World Mastercard - $25,000 CL
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL || Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank Hilton Reserve Visa Signature - $20,000 CL || J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL
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Re: What to do with my MR points?

Thanks for the help. Might do that or gift cards.
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Re: What to do with my MR points?


CreditScholar wrote:

Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...


So domestic flights under 650 miles are only 9k MR points round trip?


Yes they are, as long as you transfer them into BA's program and then redeem on AA as a partner redemption. Both are in OneWorld.


Sweet! I think I just found a good use for my MR points.

 

I found a calculator here, but it looks to only show 1 way travel.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/public/en_gb#CalculatePod

 

I have a bit over 100k MR points, I guess that would buy a bunch of short flights. 

 

Can you think of a better way to use them?

 


Short and medium haul flights are generally the best value for Avios, with a few exceptions (such as upgrades to business using Avios from a paid world traveller plus ticket). With short-haul flights often going for $200-300, you're getting quite a bit of value out of those MR points.

 

The other thing to keep in mind is that Amex occasionally runs transfer bonuses to BA. If you transfer during a 30-50% bonus, you'll get even more value out of MR.


Doesn't look like they fly between SFO and SEA :/ That is my most frequent short flight

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
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Re: What to do with my MR points?


Lambo23 wrote:
Thanks for the help. Might do that or gift cards.

Gift cards are usually one of the worst values. Try to get some kind of use with their partners. Maybe a hotel partner would benefit you

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:23    


     $17k       $8.5K          Closed          $19k      $6.5k        $24.2k        Closed         $5k       Closed     $8.5k        Closed      @2.49%
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Re: What to do with my MR points?


Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

Dustink wrote:

CreditScholar wrote:

9000 Avios will get you a round-trip ticket in coach under 650 miles when redeemed on AA.

 

10k MR points isn't much...


So domestic flights under 650 miles are only 9k MR points round trip?


Yes they are, as long as you transfer them into BA's program and then redeem on AA as a partner redemption. Both are in OneWorld.


Sweet! I think I just found a good use for my MR points.

 

I found a calculator here, but it looks to only show 1 way travel.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/public/en_gb#CalculatePod

 

I have a bit over 100k MR points, I guess that would buy a bunch of short flights. 

 

Can you think of a better way to use them?

 


Short and medium haul flights are generally the best value for Avios, with a few exceptions (such as upgrades to business using Avios from a paid world traveller plus ticket). With short-haul flights often going for $200-300, you're getting quite a bit of value out of those MR points.

 

The other thing to keep in mind is that Amex occasionally runs transfer bonuses to BA. If you transfer during a 30-50% bonus, you'll get even more value out of MR.


Doesn't look like they fly between SFO and SEA :/ That is my most frequent short flight


If you're based in SFO then it's a lot harder since you're reliant on AA (whose closest hub is in LA). I'm sure they have flights from LAX-SEA, but flying from SFO-LAX-SEA seems a bit self-defeating.

 

Northern California is pretty much United country.

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