We have recently switched from being primarily mile earners to being primarily mile spenders--the infamous FL IRA is now being tapped. Of course as long as we own our company, we will be adding company credit card purchases to our stash, but we will only be flying on revenue tickets when the flights are so inexpensive that using miles would be a waste. Our miles are pretty evenly split between Star Alliance and One World and being newbie mile spenders, we are a bit out of our element. Will there be an area devoted to award travel on MP? The one thing I have noticed in my short tenure as a spender is that the cost (in miles) of Alaska flight vacillates wildly from hour to hour. For instance a one-way ticket SEA/PVR can vary in cost anywhere from 17,250 miles to 32,500 miles in a very short period of time. What's up with that? Anyway, just asking.