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  1. Daniel Schwarz
    Daniel Schwarz at |

    In such cases where I am flying on airlines I cannot credit in my preferred programs (M&M or LAN) I am trying to find a hotel program which has a cooperation with this airlines (like http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/earn-use-points/exchange/airline-rail/index.html)

    A bad exchange rate might still be better than useless points expiring some day

  2. oliver2002
    oliver2002 at |

    Avios is a no brainer choice. I credit the occasional OW flights there!

  3. Jeremy
    Jeremy at |

    If you know you’ll be able to be in Europe and can make two cheap flights and also earn another 60 tier points AND know that you have little shot of hitting the next status with AA I completely agree with your decision.

  4. Jeremy
    Jeremy at |

    I meant four cheap ba flights

  5. Ananth
    Ananth at |

    Seth, for DL/KL/AF code shares credited to AS I usually send in the operating metal’s boarding pass for retro credit. If you have a AA/LA codeshare reprint the boarding pass from LA with their flight number and send it to mileage plan before crediting to Avios.

  6. Lawrence
    Lawrence at |

    I would have done Avios if only for the reason that they are easy to transfer points from MR and UR. Thus, having a few points in Avios is better than in say Royal Air Jordanian or whatever… Of course that is very simplistic, but we’re not all as smart as you 🙂

  7. Amol (@PointsToPointB)
    Amol (@PointsToPointB) at |

    What about an AA Platinum challenge? Requires 10K EQP. Even an EXP challenge for a 1K/GS like you only requires 20K-25K EQP.

  8. Jeff
    Jeff at |

    Unless I missed it in the post, how were you getting back from Easter Island to Santiago?

    If you forgot that one, it changes the #’s significantly and perhaps your calculus.

  9. Amol (@PointsToPointB)
    Amol (@PointsToPointB) at |

    If you don’t care for AA Platinum challenge, why care about BA Silver status? 😛

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