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Best way to use my points for Amsterdam

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by LiaZ, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. LiaZ

    LiaZ Reader

    I have 90k chase points, 45k delta SkyMiles, 5k Amex points, and 120k Hilton points and 11k Marriott.

    I live in Orlando and want to go to Amsterdam in April. (Yes I know it’s their high season.) I have 2 weeks to play with for dates and want to go for roughly a week. April 4th-April 17th.

    I want to fly first or business class over but fine flying economy back.

    How do I get the most bang for my point.. which airline?

    Assuming just using my Hilton points to stay free a few nights.. but any other recommendations on how to maximize those?
  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lia,

    I'd probably use your Chase points to get you there, you could transfer them over to United. Star Alliance is really good about releasing award seats close to departure. That should cost you anywhere from 60k - 73k points, depending on the routing (less to fly on a United plane, more to fly on their partners).

    I'd either use cash to fly home, one way flights in economy are pretty reasonable ($500 or so), or you could try a one-way flight on Delta.
  3. Clem

    Clem Active Member

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    Since you want to travel soon, definitely take a look at the Flying Blue promo rewards. They currently have discounts from Boston and Toronto for the next 3 months, so you could fly there and connect.