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  1. Anonymous

    Hey so totally new to the points game but have a ton of Amex Membership rewards points I’d like to find a way to leverage on the new Cathay Pacific direct from IAD to HKG.

    Is there a way to transfer to JAL, or Alaska via more than one program? I don’t see either on the Membership Rewards page. I see Asia miles but the miles needed to book are significantly higher than the 100k round trip with either JAL or Alaska.


  2. MidSouthSkier

    BA/IB Avios are your only other oneworld option and they’d charge 200K one-way (170K off-peak) in First, 150K/125K in Business and 100K/65K in Premium Economy plus there will be fuel surcharges so they’re not a great option.

    I think you’d have better luck transferring to a Star Alliance partner and flying ANA, Singapore or Air Canada though of course that means an extra connection.

  3. David W

    BA’s award prices are steep but if you fly from HKG to IAD, there are no fuel surcharges, just taxes. Takes the sting out of using Avois just a little.

    Technically you can transfer MR to SPG to AS/JL but 1000 MR points = 333 starpoints which is a crap rate. PLEASE DONT.

  4. MidSouthSkier

    But BA/IB is still double the price each way vs. the JL/AS round-trip.

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