While booking my first international trip on miles (newbie), I’ve come across a small quandary – so I’m hoping for some votes/advice/input to make the best decision I’m headed to the Maldives! Blowing my AA stash on a first class *O redemption. I secured outbound seats on CX(P)…but they are no-shows for my return. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to fly my first A380 and I’m thinking these are my best two [available] award options: 1) MLE-KUL-LHR-IAD – getting a Malaysia A380 for the long haul and all on miles 2) MLE-DXB-LHR-IAD – I’d have to buy Emirates economy positioning to DXB but then I could catch a QF A380 to LHR. I’m glossy-eyed after reading Emirates and Qantas reviews, but is it worth the cash and extra miles for the departing region? Alternatively, I really haven’t found any Malaysia Air reviews, but the fewer miles and still being a first class A380, so maybe I should stay simple and save a few bucks? Please share your insider bits and two-cents…I just can’t decide which to do!!!