I have about 60k MR points and I'm trying to decide what to do with them in the long run. First, what do you think will be the value of MR points after Sept 30th, when they can no longer be transfered to CO? To me this seems like a major downside for the MR programme as a whole. Looking at their remaining partners, there is only one that I would considering transferring points to: Aeroplan. Delta has terrible availability, BA and Virgin's fees are too high, Flying Blue et al are generally terrible, (also, I live in the Midwest and like to travel to non-European destinations, so ANA's distance-based chart isn't very appealing). Eversince Aeroplan's award chart was inflated they're not that great of an option either. A business class trip to Asia would cost me 125k. I have no other means of obtaining Aeroplan points, so for the foreseeable future I'd be stuck with 60k, 15k shy of an economy (!!) trip to Asia. Alternatively, I could transfer to Continental before October. I would end up using the CO miles about a year from now, so I'm afraid the UA/CO merger might devalue them. I particularly like CO's stopover and open jaw rules. Do you think there's any chance AmEx might realize their program is no longer very valuable and add new partners? US for example doesn't seem to have strong ties with any bank and tends to sell a lot of points. I'm actually surprised they're not already a transfer partner.