Hello Travel Experts, I need some advice please. I would like to use miles to travel one way from SFO to AMM (or TLV or anywhere in the region) sometime in May 2014 (dates are flexible). My Frequent Flier Mileage Program balances (rounded down) are as follows: BA 133k AA 87k Delta 37k United 94k Amex 61k For BA I read it is best to book a one partner award so I looked where Air Jordanian flies in the USA. I booked on the BA site ORD-AMM on Air Jordanian flight RJ0264 in business for 60k miles and $228 in taxes. (CPM 0.042 with the ticket value $3010 - tax $228 / award cost 60Kmi + 6236 miles foregone) This would require me to fly SFO-ORD to catch it: $395 cash for first, $299 premium economy or $149 coach, but I could go to Chicago a few days early and look around thus making it a stopover. I have 20 hours left to cancel (at time of posting). Then I looked on AA and found first class flight SFO-ORD (AA#1585) with the same second leg ORD-AMM business (RJ0264) for 67,500 (CPM 0.048 with the ticket value $3675 - tax $5 / 67,500 + 8082 miles foregone). I put a hold on this SFO-ORD-AMM. It didn't matter if I flew from SFO or from ORD it was still 67,500 miles. The advantage I see to the ORD-AMM flight is that it is 12 hours without requiring layovers in Europe. The disadvantage of Air Jordanian is that it is an angle flat bed. Do you think one of these two is a better option or can you think of a third option that I don't see? FYI I'll be returning from Prague-...-SFO in early August so a roundtrip ticket on one partner is unlikely. If anyone has thoughts about either itinerary I'm open to suggestions. Thank you in advance for your input!