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Award Redemption What to do with 100K Amex MR points? Newbie to Points Collecting.

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by RohanM_UK, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. RohanM_UK

    RohanM_UK Reader


    I am a newbie to the points collecting hobby, therefore, a bit short on ideas (and possibly info). I live in the UK.

    I have an upcoming return flight (me and wife) with QR in J: MAN-DOH-HKT.
    We also have approx 8000 miles balance in each of our QR Privilege club accounts.

    Plus, I have 100K Amex points sitting in the MR points. I need to transfer these soon as I intend to close my AMEX account.

    Therefore, I would welcome any ideas about my predicament
    Which (oneworld) airline programme I should credit my miles from the flight to?
    This especially important as I also have 100K Amex points which can be transferred to either of Asia Miles, BA Club, Delta, EK, Etihad, AF-KLM, Iberia Plus (Same as BA Club), SQ and SAS.

    This is really stressful! I must have grown a couple extra white hair thinking about this in the last few days! Please help..

  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    What do you intend to do with the transferred miles? That's what it depends on - each program has their pros and cons:

    BA - Good for short haul travel, distance based, heavy surcharges
    AsiaMiles - Has some sweet spots incl oneworld RTW awards
    Delta - Good for SkyTeam partner awards, especially to Asia, miles never expire
    EK - awards are expensive though some value can be had from upgrades and/or redeeming for JFK-MXP/EWR-ATH
    Ethiad - Some unique partner redemptions
    AF-KLM - SkyTeam awards though can be pricey. PromoAwards can be useful.
    IB - May charge less surcharges than the same award using BA Avois
    SQ - SQ Premium Cabin Awards. They basically dont release seats to partners. miles have a hard 36 month expiration date.
    SAS - Dont know enough about this program to comment.
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