Delta Skymiles or United MileagePlus - which one can I use to book PNQ-DEL-PNQ?
I have reasonable (~80,000 miles) Skymiles and MileagePlus balance. I want to fly PNQ-DEL-PNQ. Does anyone have experience booking domestic tickets using these programs? How easy/difficult is it? I assume I will have to call them as my itinerary cannot be booked on the phone.
I'm am looking for a recommended course of action here. Thanks in advance for your help!!!
lol, I guess you're not going to find many posters here who agree with your attitude. This forum's premise is to get the most out of your miles...
I don't mean to start a discussion on value of miles - my opinions are my own which are due to my circumstances. I understand to use miles these days, you need to have certain amount of time, the right tools and also flexibility in travel dates. I don't seem to have it these days, but used to have it. I have found PriorityClub from ICH to be more rewarding than miles as it's easier to both collect and redeem points for hotels and also get status. My interest in airline FF programs is more for status, as it helps when traveling for seat assignments, priority during exceptions, lounge access, maybe more luggage allowance etc.
I really don't value miles. Not sure if you are a Hindi speaker, and this one does not translate well - "bhaagtey bhoot ki langoti hi sahi".
That saying is applicable only if your miles are expiring, in which case most here would agree getting any value (however low) is better than nothing. But if they are not expiring then this quote is more appropriate - "bandar kya jaane adrak ka swaad" given that you don't know the real value of your miles :-).