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Award Redemption Where Should I Bank My Miles?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Armando, May 8, 2018.

  1. Armando

    Armando Reader

    Hi to everyone! Long-time reader and a first time poster. I have recently been reassigned by my employer to work from our Asia office (in MNL) to our Europe office (in AMS). Company paid for a full-fare one way Business Class seat on CX.

    Given I am going to be based in AMS for the foreseeable future, I would have banked these miles on Alaska Airlines. I found out that they no longer partner with KLM, so that's no longer a go.

    Should I bank this to Asia Miles (I am not currently a member)? Or Avios? Should I also get a credit card while here in the Netherlands? I see that American Express is really the only one giving worthwhile miles per spend.
  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    What are your travel patterns going to be, once you move to AMS?
  3. Armando

    Armando New Member

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    Business travel will not be commonplace for me. I will be paying for flights ~2x a year to return to MNL.
  4. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    What about personal travel? Putting the miles to BA Avios will be good for short haul flights around Europe. You could also credit to AA and AS - they usually have promos for buying miles you could take advantage of.
  5. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    Alaska is probably still a good option then! You can purchase miles to top off the account, and there's typically good availability on Cathay back to Asia.