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Aeroplan or MileagePlus for redemption on Austrian?
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!
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