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Using miles or points to travel NYC to Japan/Hong Kong
A friend of mine is planning to travel this Fall to Japan and Hong Kong and wants to use miles/points to go Business Class. He just signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserved, so will shortly have 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Points. In addition, he also has 48,000 American miles and 60,000 Amex points.
Any suggestions on what the best/most efficient use of miles would be for this trip?
I suppose none of the points individually would enable a round trip ticket but should be enough for one ways.
AA charges 37500 miles for economy one way NYC-HKG on Cathay or JAL. Your friend may also consider buying miles to boost the balance up to 70k for a seat in business class and 110k in first class.
Your Chase points can be transferred to Korean Air to book the return – 62.5k for business and 80k for first.
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