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:

SAN Airport


Qantas auctioning off seats!

Can you help?

How do Airlines Rank Passengers


Hotels and families


Global Entry Renewal – Applicaton -> New Card = 7 Days


UA first responder discount?


Alitalia shutting down – now what?


Digital nomading


New Qatar Transit Policy?


USA Accept Antigen Test For Re-Entry


Ask a Question

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

Answers (3)

Best miles for EUROPE-MIDDLE EAST flights

Best miles for EUROPE-MIDDLE EAST flights

  1. Anonymous

    Hello Ben,

    What is currently the best option for redeeming miles between Europe and the Middle East? (particularly for Business and First Class and considering number of miles / availaibility)

  2. No Name

    Hello Bill

    AA is 42,5K miles for J and 62,5K miles for F, travel possible on Qatar and Etihad. Sri Lanka might be possible, but might also break routing rules depending on where you go. AA does not allow stopovers, only layovers of max 24 hours.

    Any Oneworld programs should also be able to book Qatar and Sri Lankan.

    It’s possible to book Emirates true JAL miles, most flight would probably end up in the 2K-4K miles distance band on their chart so 42K miles for J and 65 for F. Possible to do a stopover in DXB and continue to another destination.

  3. David W

    United charges 45k one way business and 60k one way first on Star Alliance partners, Delta charges 42.5k for Skyteam partners so that could work as well.

    Aeroplan charges 42.5-45k for business and 55-60k for first between Europe and the Middle East, depending on where you’re originating in Europe

Sign in to help answer questions.