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Which Skyteam program to redeem from for intra-China flight?

Old Jun 9, 19, 10:42 pm
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Which Skyteam program to redeem from for intra-China flight?

Delta and Air France are the most popular, and they charge 35k and 23k miles roundtrip, respectively (for a CZ flight). Fees are minimal.

Amex transfer partners:Aeromexico and Alitalia don't allow booking China awards online.

Citi has Garuda as a partner, but they want you to call in to make any award booking - fuggedaboutit !
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Old Jun 10, 19, 12:02 am
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What ffp's are you a member of? Or can get from an Amex MR transfer?
Amex MR Transfer Membership Rewards points to which airline or hotel program?

https://www.awardhacker.com/
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Old Jun 10, 19, 7:44 am
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I have been doing Delta. While it's true that the miles are close to worthless, they don't expire, and it's pretty easy to score gold.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 8:07 am
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I just realised that you are interested in redeeming. I almost never redeem intra-China awards because cash fares are cheap. SHA-HKG is an exception.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 10:47 pm
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Living in the US seems to give you endless amount of Amex, Chase, Citi points. I ended up booking CTU-DCY return using 23k Air France miles. Trip.com fare was $480 - Ctrip is pretty much always the lowest price right?

DCY <- Just realized it's the highest airport in the world at 14.4k ft. All the departures and arrivals happen before 1pm !
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Old Jun 12, 19, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by eethan View Post
Living in the US seems to give you endless amount of Amex, Chase, Citi points. I ended up booking CTU-DCY return using 23k Air France miles. Trip.com fare was $480 - Ctrip is pretty much always the lowest price right?

DCY <- Just realized it's the highest airport in the world at 14.4k ft. All the departures and arrivals happen before 1pm !
That was definitely a good redemption.
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