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Best use for Amex points?

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British airways avoid are a good option, especially now that there is a transfer bonus. They have a distance based chart and flights under ~1200 miles are 7500 miles one-way.

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first class international travel

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1:1 transfer to DL Skymiles.

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Maybe call the question "best use of Amex points for my specific situation that you don't know anything about" 🤣 Seriously though, find a travel partner THAT YOU CAN MAKE USE OF an transfer points to at a good exchange rate

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Lol dude gets all worked up, just looking for ideas

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Haha no no I was joking, I'm not worked up over here don't worry

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*avios (not "avoid")

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EASILY the best value I've found for AMEX points is the Business Platinum Pay with Points redemption promotion. It effectively nets 2 cents per point value. For example, an economy flight RT SFO-EWR was 50k points + $50 fees on United. The same flight was listed for $300. I booked direct with united and called AMEX afterwards to Pay with Points. It ended up costing 15k AMEX points after promo rebate. I had a cache of 400k points built up over 10 years of consulting + a 100k bonus for sign up bonus for the card. I'm almost at 0 points now after purchasing ~$10k in travel with the points over the past year.

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Thought about skymiles but I primarily take southwest so I don't have many as it is, or status for that matter

1:1 DL is nowhere close to the best option. Korean Air for their 25k RT to Hawaii on Delta metal or Air France/KLM for their monthly reduced mile awards are two of the better options. The best redemption died a few months ago (RT JFK-BRU on Brussels Air in business for 37k)

E2 Yeah but this requires having an Amex Business Platinum (NOT corporate). Not many of us do so I doubt OP does.

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