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:

British Airways Avios Awards online cancellation


How to plan a specific trip and get the right points


What happened to LH and LX premium award space???


Recouping taxes if you fly thru LHR on award miles but don’t leave the terminal


Disappearing Lifemiles awards


Large Increases in Award Costs in Delta Skymiles


Cashing in Ultimate Rewards Points Instead of Transferring Them – Am I Missing Something?


Emirates downgraded flight


Alaska Airline Miles – British Airways First Class


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


Ask a Question

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

Answers (2)

What to do with 100K Amex MR points? Newbie to Points Collecting.

What to do with 100K Amex MR points? Newbie to Points Collecting.

  1. Anonymous


    I am a newbie to the points collecting hobby, therefore, a bit short on ideas (and possibly info). I live in the UK.

    I have an upcoming return flight (me and wife) with QR in J: MAN-DOH-HKT.
    We also have approx 8000 miles balance in each of our QR Privilege club accounts.

    Plus, I have 100K Amex points sitting in the MR points. I need to transfer these soon as I intend to close my AMEX account.

    Therefore, I would welcome any ideas about my predicament
    Which (oneworld) airline programme I should credit my miles from the flight to?
    This especially important as I also have 100K Amex points which can be transferred to either of Asia Miles, BA Club, Delta, EK, Etihad, AF-KLM, Iberia Plus (Same as BA Club), SQ and SAS.

    This is really stressful! I must have grown a couple extra white hair thinking about this in the last few days! Please help..


  2. David W

    What do you intend to do with the transferred miles? That’s what it depends on – each program has their pros and cons:

    BA – Good for short haul travel, distance based, heavy surcharges
    AsiaMiles – Has some sweet spots incl oneworld RTW awards
    Delta – Good for SkyTeam partner awards, especially to Asia, miles never expire
    EK – awards are expensive though some value can be had from upgrades and/or redeeming for JFK-MXP/EWR-ATH
    Ethiad – Some unique partner redemptions
    AF-KLM – SkyTeam awards though can be pricey. PromoAwards can be useful.
    IB – May charge less surcharges than the same award using BA Avois
    SQ – SQ Premium Cabin Awards. They basically dont release seats to partners. miles have a hard 36 month expiration date.
    SAS – Dont know enough about this program to comment.

Sign in to help answer questions.