Business Class: Best use of my points

Old Apr 18, 19, 3:27 pm
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Business Class: Best use of my points

Air France seems to have the best Business Class from LAX to CDG. What’s my best use of points if I have the following:

AMEX Biz Plat: 200k (35% points back)
Chase CSR: 200k
Marriott: 350k
Hilton: 350k
United: 100k
Delta: 70k (need to apply for CC)

Flying around 7/4/2020 so I have time to accrue more points.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by USC_travel View Post
Air France seems to have the best Business Class from LAX to CDG.
What’s my best use of points if I have the following:
AMEX Biz Plat: 200k (35% points back)
Chase CSR: 200k
Marriott: 350k
Hilton: 350k
United: 100k
Delta: 70k (need to apply for CC)

Flying around 7/4/2020 so I have time to accrue more points.
The "best use of points" is the frequent flyer program/airline that has availability some where close to the date you want to fly. Everything else is secondary. Business class awards are/can be hard to get.

A very general guide->http://www.awardhacker.com/#f=LAX&t=CDG&o=0&c=j&s=1&p=0
Look at the DL & UA sub forums

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Old Apr 18, 19, 3:45 pm
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Thanks and understood. It's because I still have so much time (7/4/2020) that I want to know which points to focus on.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 1:01 am
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I'd probably go for Amex because they can be transferred to Delta or Flying Blue or Virgin depending on which has the availability for your flight.

Keep in mind your Amex rebate is not the same as an award flight. 200k points is a $2000 ticket (before rebate).

Also I don't mean to change the subject but double check your research on AF having "the best business class". Those A380 planes for the nonstop service aren't lay flat.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by USC_travel View Post
Air France seems to have the best Business Class from LAX to CDG. What’s my best use of points if I have the following:
Definitely not Flying Blue.

Here's the most recent example of someone using credit card points in the manner you suggest:

Air France/FB says my 317,000+ MR transfer is FRAUD! Help!
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