Hi all! I am a United 1K and we are trying to plan a vacation to accrue miles (hopefully 10,000 or more) for June or October. We are based in Southern California so either LAX or SNA are departure points. She would fly using my miles and I would hope to secure business class with GPU's. We would love to also go on a Dreamliner if available. We like the idea of going to Europe but are especially interested in hearing your thoughts for what is available if we go direct to Europe from LAX and then what cities we are able to connect to via the star alliance. Also it would great to be all on United metal but it is not a requirement. Where were some of your favorite trips with UA/SA and especially which are the most convenient and less agony from Southern California? We are factoring in weather and price of course too. Thanks, Vince J.