Old Oct 22, 18, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by sam007 View Post
Analysis between chase travel and Aadvantage

guys - I have an AA hold on etihad expiring in 3 hours so hoping someone can help me with this analysis and choosing between the options for 3 adults JFK-BOM

Option 1 - r/t on chase travel - approx $7000 or 475k chase ultimate reward points (kuwait air outbound, saudia return where I know jeddah airport is bad). With sapphire reserve, I'm getting 1.5 for my points

Option 2 - o/w on chase travel - $5000 or 340k chase ultimate reward points + 210k Aadvantage points (kuwait air outbouhnd, etihad return)

If you value UR at 2.2 points and AA at 1.4, the above options come very close in what you are spending. I do have quite a few AA miles built up in my accounts and after seeing them devalue year over year, I am attracted more towards option 2 just to use some of them

Are you sure these are your only options? United seems to have quite a few dates with availability for 75 to 85K from Newark.
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