Transfer MR's to get to Japan

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  1. Dad to GO

    Dad to GO Silver Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    I have about 105K worth of MRs and my wife has almost 100K. I just closed my AMEX Platinum and so I need to transfer those points somewhere. I'd like to transfer them to a program that can get us to Japan in either Business or First. I was thinking ANA but I just wanted to make sure and get everyone's opinion. Thanks in advance!
     
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    You neglected to tell us where you are flying from.
     
  3. Dad to GO

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    Oh sorry. I'm based out of California so either LAX or SFO are my options.
     
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    If you live near LAX or are willing to start from there then I would go with SQ Business from LAX-NRT. The downside is the taxes/fees, but flying SQ C on the A380 is a neat experience.
     
  5. skyvan

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    Except that ANA doesn't have access to that space.
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    First class and business class Flight Awards cannot be used on some aircraft models (A380, B777-300ER, and A340-500) operated by Singapore Airlines.
    You could transfer to SQ Krisflyer directly but that is 77,500 each way.
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    ANA has a solid product as well (skip LAX-HND if you can) and you can redeem direct with them from AmEx transfers.

    Compare the redemption rates between ANA and Aeroplan and move the points based on that.
     
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    I guess when it comes down to it I am not that picky on which airline it is on. I'm mostly just looking for either Business or First for the least number of miles. I know we don't have enough miles with 105K for a round trip but I can get the additional miles that are needed. To me... just not being in economy is luxury enough.
     
  8. flyforawg

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    Look into BA. You might be able to use them to get AA LAX-NRT.
     
  9. Dad to GO

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    Now when it comes down to fuel surcharges/taxes/fees British Airways will charge the mid $100's, where does ANA or Aeroplan fall in this?? It's not the end of the world to have to pay a little bit as we'll still be getting a premium product for far less than it would cost outright.
     
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    If flying on UA metal then I believe NH and AC are minimal. If on ANA, AC or other metal expect the $400-500 YQ to go with your miles.
     
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