DEN-SIN options?

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  1. JasonH
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    I've found myself in a bit of a quandary. We have a great friend moving to Singapore. Since we lived together as a dysfunctional family in Paris for awhile we want to go invade her home and return the favor :D.

    DEN-SIN depart 9/10 return 9/18

    On DL: via MSP and NRT on a MD-90 and 777 (ditto return) is pricing at:
    $1200 in coach
    240,000 points in BusinessElite

    On UA: DEN-SIN via LAX and NRT on 752, 777, 763 return 777, 777, A320 is pricing at:
    $1100 in coach
    300,000 points in Business

    I have:
    202,000 DL
    43,000 UA
    60,000 Chase Ultimate
    75,000 SPG
    77,000 Marriott
    80,000 Hilton

    Suffice to say UA can blow that award seat our its jet exhaust given my points. And, obviously even if I bought points (DL 105,000 (w/bonus) @$2,100; SPG 20,000 @ $700; Marriott 25,000 @ $625) I'd still be short of 2 BusinessElite tickets by about 70,000 points. Given that Chase and UA aren't nice enough to let me transfer points to DL I'm at a decision point.

    Do I beg AMEX to give me the DL points for a DL AMEX despite already carrying the SPG AMEX, charge everything and the kitchen sink to the SPG AMEX and transfer, buy a coach ticket and a points ticket and play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock with my wife to see who gets the BizElite seat for which leg, or get the two tickets in coach and make use of Economy Comfort and the free liquor to sleep through the flight?

    I'm open to many suggestions and thoughts. Of course if DL's website wasn't such a pain and I could get the seats in Low it wouldn't be a problem, but alas I've tried all the tricks I've used successfully before and I can't get those Low dates. The usual irony is the calendar shows Low/Low, but the pricing is not (unless I forgot basic math and 60,000+60,000=200,000 now :rolleyes:)
     
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    Try to find a SWU-eligible fare and do a trade for a UA SWU?
     
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    Good thought, but no UA SWUs available for this trip.
     
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