Best value awards

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  1. cityfishing
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    In terms of distance/time traveled from the US per mile, what routes would you say give the best value for spending OnePass Miles? I have over 200,000 miles that I would like to use this year. Are there any specific awards on CO or any partners that standout?
     
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    The RTW C award at 220K is pretty nice. Otherwise I'd look at US-SE Asia via Europe in C or F.
     
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    A CO North Asia-South Asia C award has excellent value in distance/value. ICN-HKG(stop)-SIN-DPS-BKK(stop)-ICN is not too shabby for 30K- and plenty of award space on OZ, SQ and TG is available.

    Also, CO has a Hawaii-South Asia award in C for 65K (the F award is 85K, and would net you the TG F lounge in BKK if you go through there). You can find relatively inexpensive flights from the West Coast of the USA to Hawaii on AS to get you to Hawaii.
     
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    Domestic awards have been a good value this year. 25k for flights in the $600+ range are a really good use of miles. I generally use miles when revenue tix are $300+, especially for shorthauls.
     
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    My 25K redemption this year is for a flight that was listed at $2200+. I'd say that's a damn good deal. Of course I never would have paid that retail; I would have taken the flights to the larger city and probably had to skip the open jaw to get a reasonable fare. But flying out of YQY instead of YHZ saves me a LOT of drive time and makes for a much more pleasant vacation.

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