Hello Milepoint! I'm new to the miles/points game and am absorbing all this new info as best as I can, so please bear with me. I recently decided to start accumulating and planning for a UAE trip (NYC <> DXB &/or AUH - ideally would like to hit both cities), using points for business or first class, for sometime in spring 2015. I signed up for a consumer CSP and a 50k targeted PRG card and am working on minimum spends which I figure will leave me with at least 95k total to start. My main issue is knowing which airline to (eventually) pile my points into for the best reward flight redemption to UAE. I initially thought BA and booking through OW on Air Berlin would be a decent bet to AUH, particularly since I can transfer both reward point systems to BA, but I’m looking for second opinions. What are the best routes for upper class reward travel to UAE from the States? Would greatly appreciate any and all advice you have to offer.