Best use of AmEx Platinum Points

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  1. spirith20

    spirith20 Active Member

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    I'm in need of some suggestions for the use of a limited number (10K) of AmEx Platinum points. The conversion to airline miles is horrible. Any sugggestions?
     
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    BA transfer for one short hall round trip at 4,500 each way. Otherwise get another type of card to increase your balance to a reasonable level.
     
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    traveltoomuch Silver Member

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    If you have Chase UR points or SPG Starpoints, you could combine points in Singapore Kris Flyer. 40K for a UA domestic F RT; 20K OW.
     
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    Wait for a bonus transfer to the airline of your preference.
     
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    satman40 Gold Member

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    BA works great 4500 in the Midwest...
     
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    Zomby Woof Silver Member

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    I wouldn't consider transfer to Krisflyer horrible. I'll be using my MR plus UR to transfer to Krisflyer for a free business/first flight to Singapore and the Maldives. The Plat card doesn't provide much MR for everyday spend. Maybe the Everyday card would be a good supplement to build up your MR balance.
     
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    satman40 Gold Member

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    I switched to Amex Everyday Card, 10,000 opening points and they combine the MR Points, plus 2x at the grocery store, and 20% extra for 20 candy bar purchases a month individually.:D

    Will cancel the old card before the $175.00 fee hits..
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2014

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