i am off to Bali after xmas. considering award stay at laguna nusa dua 5th night free seems nice. but nights and flights seems like a better deal. But in order for it to be such a great deal i need to have a mileage plan really worth transferring the miles to. I have no other big planned trips yet in the next year (though potential for medical mission to rain forest of ecuador/peru -but I have my 105k BA miles to hopefully work for that if it happens) my mileage balances are: Aeroplan 500 AA 91,105 (with hopes of getting one more 75k via citi amex personal) CO 164,000 UA 4,000 DL 31,000 with 30k more coming from new biz card and 25k more coming from completion of fidelity promo US 16,500 MR 112,000 chase UR 33,000 HHonors 65000 with the chase and amex MR transfers ending to CO/UA in september, it really throws me for a loop in terms of my long term plan initiated last yer when i started the game....my original plan was to accumlate miles for J/F class flights....not really interested in burning miles for hotels...so award stays originally not in my plan, but the nights and flights seemed like a good deal on middle ground right? for 70k SPG= 5 nights free and 50k miles to AA or DL (not that interested) or Aeroplan if i had more bank there...or maybe ANA if i wanted to start a bank there. all that vs those same 70k SPG transferred to a 1:1 airline partner would = 84k miles. ....right? so losing 34k isnt so bad and def better bang than 40k SPG on a 5th night free deal. i did notice that the cancel policy could cause you to loose some points though it seems. the miles stay with airline and SPG refunds i think 30k spg points. any advice?