We go to Thailand once a year. We are in Colorado so it's convenient to leave from Denver and arrive in Bangkok. I am a member of UA AA ff programs and I think Frontier also, maybe Delta. I really only have about 50k miles on UA, less on the others. I am also a member of Hilton Priority Club and Starwood programs. Unfortunately business travel is infrequent and unpredictable, so the Asia trip is really the only "sure thing" each year. I don't need free places to stay when I am there, I am more concerned about discount / free air fare for 2, or upgrades on air travel because of the long flights. I have been lurking here and on other forums for some time and spent a lot of time reading threads. I currently spend about 2 - 4 K / month on a Chase card but it is on the choosemyrewards.com program, not the ultimate rewards program. I have attached the program I am in along with the "top end" travel award option, 85K points for $1500 off any fare. I have not seen this program mentioned much in the forums, probably because it isn't so great. I am not opposed to getting new card(s) and going in a different direction for spending / point accumulation if that makes sense for my situation as I have described it. I don't have an airline preference, I just know generally speaking coach seems to really suck, and UA's economy plus isn't much better either. I have tried Lufthansa, Thai, Cathay, and they seemed great, but those were within the last 20 year time period on trips to Asia, so service may be drastically different on them now. I think DIA (Denver) is a hub for UA. Please let me know which program(s) you feel I should be participating in for FF program(s) and credit card(s). Thank you all in advance!