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Aeroplan or MileagePlus for redemption on Austrian?

Aeroplan or MileagePlus for redemption on Austrian?

  1. SeattleTodd

    Hi everyone!

    I’d love your thoughts on the better program from which to redeem miles for J travel on Austrian VIE–>LAX.

    55K miles + $336 USD with Aeroplan
    70K miles + $68 USD with MileagePlus

    For me, the difference of 15K miles feels like it’s worth more than the difference of $268, plus with Aeroplan I can book the award 18 days earlier than with United, increasing the chance I can get seats (I need 2).

    Am I missing something?

    Assuming I go with Aeroplan, I’ll need to transfer in 53K miles (I have 57K already). What do you recommend — 43K SPG or 53K Amex? (Aeroplan doesn’t partner with Citi or Chase, correct?)

    Thanks so much!


  2. rickyw

    Todd, I think your logic is spot-on. I’d do Aeroplan too. You get the extra window to book early, and 15,000 points is definitely worth more than $250 to me, as well

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