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Old Nov 10, 08, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by SNA-UA View Post
...After 3 years, I have never used a SWU or CR1. Sad huh? (I typically use my e500's to upgrade domestically and fly SQ to China for work)...
And I thought I was bad this year for even contemplating burning all my SWUs on sub-500 mile flights. But with only short hops left this year and little hope of year end MRs (or 2009 1K status), I don't have much choice.

Anyway, as to the OP's question, I'd personally do the $770 + SWU, since the SWUs just vanish (at least the miles can still be used). Plus, I shudder at the idea of being stuck in Y for 12 hours, especially if I'd had the option to be in C... Then, I'd plan my travel for next year and redeem my miles at the current rates before they jump.
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