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  1. MariahJ

    I have a paid business class flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong, and then onwards to JFK coming up, and I want to get thoughts on where to credit the miles. I was thinking AA at 125%, where I already have some miles (no status though), but Alaska seems to credit at 225%. I am very familiar with AA’s mileage tickets, and know I 100% have a use for AA miles. I am not so familiar with Alaska, so I am not sure if I can use Alaska miles for my travel goals, but the increased mileage earning intrigues me. I mostly use my miles to travel JFK-SFO, JFK-PVG, and JFK-LON in economy.


  2. Gaurav

    @hi [USER=3162]@MariahJ[/USER], and welcome. Miles in general are most useful in places where you can use them. With that said AS offers a generous program and shares several partners with AA. Redemption rates and rules are also better in general. The downside is that it does not always have access to full saver inventory and routings can be limited between regions. It would be well worth your while to read up on the program so you can make a more informed decision on your needs. Good luck!

  3. David W

    You can find [URL=’’]Alaska’s award charts here[/URL]. You’ll see how many miles it costs for an award with any of their partners. It’s a pretty good chart and allows for a stopover, which is rarer and rarer on awards nowadays. One downside is that AS passes along BA’s surcharges, just like AA.

  4. MariahJ

    [USER=29]@David W[/USER] [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] Thank you both!

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