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Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Aman Dhillon, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Aman Dhillon

    Aman Dhillon New Member

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    Hi,
    Wanted to ask if it is better to buy air tickets through Chase Ultimate Rewards or transferring them to the airline account. We are planning travel to Asia this Dec. I am looking to see if I can redeem some points for Business class tickets. Please let me know.
    Thank you,
    Aman
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    As always, the answer is "it depends". Are there award seats open around the times you need? If not then you can go through the portal. The value of each UR point will depend on which UR card(s) you have. If you have more than one UR-earning card you can transfer all the points to a single card. With the CSR each point is worth 1.5 cents and with the CSP each point is worth 1.25 cents.

    If you've earned points via the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited you'll need to first transfer them to one of the two products above and then you can either transfer to an airline or used them through the portal.
     
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  3. Aman Dhillon

    Aman Dhillon New Member

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    Thank you for your answer, I am looking @ flying aa from MCO to DEL if there are award tickets avail at the time of our travel. If not I will have to do different airlines one way and different way back.
    Aman
     
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    David W Well-Known Member

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  5. Aman Dhillon

    Aman Dhillon New Member

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    Thank you David.
    I guess I will have to really look into what is avail. I am trying to fly in Dec and come in Jan. Peak season to travel to India from US.
    Has anyone used "AlphaFlightGuru.com to book tickets are they reliable.
    How is KLM business class from AMS to DEL.
     
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