Hi, I apologize if I'm going against protocol by creating a new thread for a rather specific question, but I've created quite a tangle of frequent flyer programs and loyalty programs. Essentially, after a 2-3 year period of heavy traveling and spending, I find myself with a lot of points and miles spread across a number of programs that aren't entirely compatible. I would be curious to hear thoughts about consolidation, especially given what I'm attempting to accomplish. Some time in late 2014 I'd like to take my significant other to Chengdu, which is served by a number of European (BAA - KLM), Middle Eastern (Ethiad - Qatar) and Asian (Singapore - ANA - Asiana) carriers. I've got HSBC Rewards (~75k), AMEX Rewards (~60k), SPG Points (~20k) as well as smaller amounts (>50k) of miles on UA, USAir, and Virgin. I've got Gold status on Delta and about 80k miles left, although those don't seem particularly useful for a trip to Asia. Have any of you all ever combined miles across multiple programs? Are you concerned that you might steadily lose value for the sake of consolidation? Any insights would be appreciated!