I'm in the (very) early stages of plotting a redemption trip to the Far East, and am looking at CX vs BA. For once this is not about a comparison of the hard and soft products(!) but about the redemption costs and availability...
It's just occurred to me that as well as a) booking BA with Avios vs b) booking CX with Avios, I could also c) convert Amex MR points directly to Asia Miles and redeem through CX. So, has anyone done (or come across) a comparison of booking CX redemptions direct with Asia Miles rather than with Avios ... ? How is the availability? Ease of booking? Fees?
Background: compared with BA l/h redemptions (and the juicy fuel surcharges), booking redemptions on CX already looks like a way to get good value for Avios while paying low fees, particularly if you avoid starting the UK and getting hit for APD too... e.g.
FCO-HKG in J with CX: 60k Avios + £99 taxes/fees/YQ
LHR-HKG in J with BA: 60k Avios + £385 taxes/fees/YQ
Knowing nothing about Asia Miles, can anyone comment on how that stacks up to these options?