Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

Emirates downgraded flight


Alaska Airline Miles – British Airways First Class


ANA Mileage Club – Can’t book a ticket for my partner?


Mixed class itineraries no longer available on JAL using Alaska Miles


LH First award space on partner airlines missing


ORD to Italy in style!!


recommendation to use amex points


Asiana Redemption 2022 x KAL Acquisition


IC bora bora 4 night up for grab


Newbie searching flights to Thailand with Miles


Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (3)



  1. Anonymous

    I am looking to travel to Tokyo/Kyoto in the Spring and am unsure how to best use my points. My points wallet consists mainly of ultimate rewards from chase sapphire and thankyou points from Citi prestige. Do you have any suggestions on how to best use these points for flights/hotels or other cards I should open for this purpose?

  2. FPMiles

    Depends on what class you want to fly.

    If you are trying to fly 1st class, American Airlines miles is the best bangs for miles pre march 2016. As long as you book your trip before March 2016, it will only cost you 60,000 AA miles one way. This route would require you to open a card for AA points.

    Hilton reserve offers 2 free nights after you meeting the req spending. Same with Hyatt. Of course you can sign up other hotel credit cards to get their points to redeem for free nights also. IHG, Marriot, SPG, Hilton and club carlson.

    Going to Asia is getting cheaper and cheaper. As low as 500-700 dollars in Economy.

  3. Gaurav

    hi Curious–Travel is free did a nice post on miles to the far East last year ([URL][/URL]) but the mileage values might be a little out of date. The most recent listing of values I could find is this post: [URL][/URL].

    My understanding is that lodging is particularly expensive in Japan so any hotel points you can get would be useful. In addition to the cards FPMiles mentions above, as you probably know UR can transfer to Marriott and Hyatt if you need to top up accounts and TY. Hotel transfers aren’t usually a very good value but if the rooms costs are exorbitant oryou can do something like nights and flights, it might be worth it. You’ll have to do the math. Ultimately the best use of points is to get the experiences you want. Hope it works out!

Sign in to help answer questions.