Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
Here’s a great use for your Amex points…
Air France / KLM Flying Blue, which is an American Express Membership Rewards 1:1 mile transfer partner, has posted its latest quarterly ‘promo’ mile award destinations. You can save over 50% off the usual cost in miles for award flights to and from the destinations below from May through the end of June. You have to return by June 30, 2012.
‘Europe 1/2/3’ means just about anywhere in Europe, including places like Turkey, Greece and Eastern Europe.
There are some outstanding values like…
These promo awards have a catch — there are fuel surcharges. And they tend to run about $500 or so roundtrip in Economy, about $900 in Business class. So do the math on if it makes sense to use your miles.
We tend to value miles at about $0.02 each, so…
25,000 miles would be worth about $500 in cash value
If the ticket you want would cost you more than $1,000 in cash, then using the 25,000 miles plus the fuel surcharge of about $500 is a better deal. If it’s a less than $1,000 ticket, which is unlikely given fares this summer it’s not as good a deal. Premium economy fares are generally at least $1,500
For business class, it’s usually an easy decision, as those cost $2,500 or more in cash, so even 50,000 miles plus $900 in surcharges is a good deal.
The steps to take advantage of this are easy…
You can learn more about American Express Membership Rewards point to airline mile transfer here. Thanks to View from the Wing for pointing out this quarter’s deal.
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