My wife and I each have about 25000 Skywards miles, and hers expire in November. We're based in the US and not in one of the EK cities. Are there any creative ways to use these miles for flying? Per the Skywards site, none of the partner airlines offer any redemptions for this few miles. On EK, from what I can tell the redemption options would be SIN-CMB, the trans-Tasman routes, or the middle east. A trip by November to any of those locations is unlikely. It looks like my plan will be to hope I find myself with an opportunity to use for one of those routes, and have my eye on something in the High Street catalog to purchase come November. Am I missing anything?