Greetings everyone. I have been reading many threads on this page and have found that there are a lot of people with a lot of knowledge here! With that being said, I need some help. Taking a trip to YXE in October from IAH and UA does not offer the flight I have taken in past years. Looks like AC is the only one with the flight I need. My question is what would be the best thing to do to get the most out of my upcoming flight purchase with AC? Apply for Starwood card and buy my flight with said card? Use my existing UA milage card to purchase my flight? I have been reading so much that I am starting to confuse myself. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.