Not truly a newbie but sure feel like one right now. Two years ago I was able to use Sapphire Blue & his & her United Cards to nearly comp air travel to LHR and home from CDG. Since then I have Southwest Companion pass and a huge pile of IHG points. So I do know what I am doing BUT I have hit a roadblock. How do I again accumulate points toward another London trip... either from ALB, BOS, or EWR? I did cancel the Sapphire & United Cards BUT both were from Chase. Will Chase allow be to re-bonus those cards? I think I have pretty much maxed out my Chase cards. Love my Southwest cards (Chase) but in a situation like this they can be a burden. Or should I look to another card issuer? Maybe American or US AIr thru Citibank?? I used Barclay Arrival in 2014 for Vegas hotel stay so that is not available. Trip will not be until next Spring (2016) so I do have time to plan. But I need some direction... Which airline offers the best award deals for London? United was good because I could do one ways. BTW I have even considered buying the flights and instead working toward paying for the hotel stays with award points. Not as exciting as nearly free flights however. Thanks.