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Best way from LA to Spain AA and Citi points
Hi all, I missed out on South America this year but figured it’s early enough to plan for next summer. I’m trying to get to Spain for a 2 week stay and am looking at the best way to go about it. I have roughly 110k AA points, and 110k Citi Thank You points. I looked on AA’s website and it looks like 135k each way for business (ouch!), but I’m not sure how to use the Citi points. I can fly either direction to get there, and I don’t mind a stopover. Arrival/Departure cities in Spain is open as well. I’ll be all over the place anyway.
Any ideas? Thanks!
If you could back up your trip to April or May there are much cheaper award tickets available. I see a few 57.5K (1-way) tickets on aa.com though I don’t know what the routing or times are for those flights. Iberia is a oneworld partner whose hub is Madrid so there should be availability from a number of cities.
For your Citi points you could look at the award chart for Cathay’s Asia Miles and see how many they’d charge for those Iberia flights. Cathay is also a oneworld member. Or you could transfer to a number of Star Alliance partners (based on who has the cheapest awards) and fly United from several US destinations. Frequent Miler’s [URL=’https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/transfer-partner-master-list/’]Transfer Partner Master List[/URL] post is a great resource for knowing where you can transfer your TY points.