Planning a two week vacation in Thailand with my wife and looking to use miles. We are pretty flexible on dates between August - October. Our plan is to fly business class if space is available. I would love to know if you would recommend trying to get award tix on Cathay or Japan Airlines or AA or another option I'm not aware of. I usually prefer to fly the international carriers, but it's been years since I've flown to BKK and I think that was on a domestic carrier in coach (and when I had no miles and no budget). When it comes to searching for award availability, is my best option (as a basic beginner) calling the award desk and having them search for me. When I see more advanced folks posting about availability, I'm guessing you are using ITA or a different paid service. Is that correct? Would love any advice if you have any to share. Thanks!