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Redemption Help: Pls tell my friend that he's nuts if ...

Old May 6, 09, 4:04 am
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Pls tell my friend that he's nuts if ...

My friend wants to redeem his BD miles for hotel vouchers in Paris in the height of the summer holidays. He has less than 120K miles.

I told him that he's nuts to use 6000 miles for a 10 Quid voucher!

But if he reads it here from some of you guys, maybe he will believe me.
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Old May 6, 09, 4:08 am
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Straight Jacket, padded cell and heavy sedation is called for.
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Old May 6, 09, 4:08 am
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If it wasn't for the fact that I've got everything booked up for the next year and the M&M transfer is looming after that, I'd happily have offered him 1,000 for his miles and I'd be still laughing at his stupidity after we'd shaken hands on it.
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Old May 6, 09, 4:10 am
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If he uses 120,000 miles on hotel vouchers, he can get 20 10 vouchers, the princely value of 200.

Or, he can get 3 x round trip C&M redemptions in business (or almost two in First) Z1-Z3, Z1-Z6, etc, the princely value of a few thousand pounds.

He's definitely nuts!!
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Old May 6, 09, 4:12 am
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Show him

He is nuts.

Perhaps you can show him what he can do with 120k miles. I managed to convert a fellow misguided friend by illustrating the value of miles in terms of an F ticket.
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Old May 6, 09, 4:33 am
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Dear friend.

You are certifiable and need to listen to the wise advice or Mr Betsy. However if you don't wish to take our collective advice and would like the vouchers for a hotel, I will happily redeem a night or two above and beyond the value of the vouchers at a Starwood hotel of your choosing in exchange for a bmi redemption

Seriously though, don't do it. Use the miles for what they are good for - flying.
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Old May 6, 09, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by RAPC View Post
You are certifiable and need to listen to the wise advice or Mr Betsy. However if you don't wish to take our collective advice and would like the vouchers for a hotel, I will happily redeem a night or two above and beyond the value of the vouchers at a Starwood hotel of your choosing in exchange for a bmi redemption
I am sure that you are all aware that, under the FT Rules and Guidelines, any on-thread offers to relieve the OPs misguided friend of his/her miles are strictly verboten, and transgressors may be given "the finger".

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and one more point for your friend : the hotel vouchers are issued in pounds sterling, so are worth diddly squat when converted into Euros to pay for a Paris hotel....
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Old May 6, 09, 4:49 am
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In which case I'll offer you a GUV, a bmi 2009 calendar and a Manchester Hard Rock Cafe pin for "the finger" and your silence on the matter

In any case, I don't need any more DC miles as I have a pile of my own I need to redeem at some point. I may swap them for car hire vouchers!
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Old May 6, 09, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by RAPC View Post
I may swap them for car hire vouchers!
I thought you spent them all on two Chicken Kiev at M&S last week.
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Old May 6, 09, 5:01 am
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I thought you spent them all on two Chicken Kiev at M&S last week.
Now there's an idea.
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OMG. I cannot believe that there are still people in this world who think that spending miles on hotels is a worthwhile exercise, especially if they are mad enough to do it in euros.

I suggest that you point your friend in the direction of a few F trip reports to let him know what he's missing.

Otherwise, drag him off to the nearest lunatic asylum and throw away the key
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Old May 6, 09, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingOnceMore View Post
I thought you spent them all on two Chicken Kiev at M&S last week.
No, I emptied the wife's account for those, not mine.
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Old May 6, 09, 5:12 am
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Madness indeed. But it falls down to that age old question "how much is a mile worth to you?"

In your friends case, I'd suggest he'd wander over to the Coupon Connection if he has enough posts...
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Old May 6, 09, 6:22 am
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But if he reads it here from some of you guys, maybe he will believe me.
He no longer should be in your circle of friends.
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