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Newbie here – How do I make the most of my points?

Newbie here – How do I make the most of my points?

  1. Eitan

    I am a newbie to the miles/points game and I need advice on how to go about booking a trip to Hawaii.

    I have 70,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points and I have $500.00 in American Airlines gift cards. I have an Amex Platinum and an Amex PRG. I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to transferring Amex points to partners or how to do it. I don’t want to mess something up, but I do want to learn and I do need your help and advice on what I should do to get the best deal.

    Ideally, we would like to fly out of Las Vegas or Phoenix into Honolulu. I know that we can use the points on Amex travel, but I don’t believe that we can pay with our American Airlines gift cards to cover a good majority of the expenses. Also, from what it looks like this morning for those particular dates (June 20 – June 28), we will be using around 59,700 Amex points for a $597.00 (cheapest ticket) ticket not including taxes and fees.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

  2. David W

    These posts might help:

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/10/06/redeeming-miles-to-hawaii-can-be-tough/[/URL]

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/08/26/miles-hawaii-first-class/[/URL]

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/11/21/why-arent-there-nicer-seats-to-hawaii/[/URL]

  3. Gaurav

    [USER=1858]@Eitan[/USER]–there should be no reason why you can’t pay with your AA gift cards if you book your tickets through AA. Another possibility might be to get a BOA Alaska Airlines credit card. The card comes with a companion voucher that is immediately available and allows you to book a second ticket for $121 when you buy a paid ticket on Alaska metal.

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