A big thanks to milepoint, and all the frequent posters. I just booked my first reward travel, business/first class from Colorado to Nairobi for my husband and myself. AA agent was great, I had looked up the flights I wanted on Quantas. He picked the same flights before I even opened my mouth. So two non-stop flights on BA, DFW-LHR, then LHR-NBO. 70,000 points and $666 each. Coming back on Continental, flying Virgin Airlines from NBO-LHR, overnight stay in London, then Continental for LHR-DFW, and DFW-GJT. 60,000 miles and approx $180 each, which including buying a few thousand miles. AA miles used were from the 75,000 Citi card that we both got, and Continental by transferring our 50,000 points on Chase Star sapphire that we also both had gotten. I had a few United miles that I also transferred over. So it probably could have been done better, cheaper, etc., but I don't care. I did it! My husband asked me what I would do with my time now, and I told him I have only just begun. Starting from scratch except for 40,000 US air miles, we would like to do a Rome-Croatia-Romania trip or NE Brazil, or Western Australia.