Let me know if any of you fish have a lot of credit card/airline/hotel points and want my help to maximize them for a trip. No personal info needed, I just enjoy travel planning/point optimization.

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I’m currently planning to spend my 1M+ Marriott points 400k AA miles and 500k Chase points in June for a 5 week trip across Asia. 8 countries, 10 cities. So excited!

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300000 Amex Points
420000 United Miles
440000 Marriott Points
17000 Avis Points
100000 Hilton Honors

What to do? Getting married in December

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Use your Marriott points on the top level hotels that are about to get more expensive next week (e.g. all suite properties in bali, Maldives, st Regis aspen etc.)

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Use the Award Reservation/ multiple cities/Mixed classes search function and play with your travel dates and destinations. Usually you can find some tickets available for non holiday dates. Trust me, the business class on Eva and ANA are amazing!

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Omg I enjoy doing the same thing!

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I figured I wasn’t the only one haha

Thanks OP. I have 100000 Amex points and I’m quitting consulting. Any recommendations on best ways to use them or transfer them to? I am out of Seattle if that matters for airline points

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My best advice would be ANA, 95k you can have round trip business class from Seattle to Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and China those area. The best thing about ANA is they allow you for one stop over and openjaw, which means you can fly to Taipei on business class then stop over for a few days, the fly to China or Korea for your destination. Then come back to Seattle. The operating airlines you will probably get are Eva, Asians, Air China and ANA it self. Sometimes you will see United business class available too but if you can get tickets on any of those Asian airlines avoid United. So far this is the most optimized way I can think of to redeem your 100K Amex points. I did it several times. The ticket value usually range from 5k to 8K. Or even more if you can find business class on ANA flights.

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ANA also has a Round-the-World trip you could book

What is the best value way to do Hawaii? Flight will be with companion pass. Won’t have a ton of Marriott bonus but probably around 200k

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Check out Alaska. They are a transfer partner with Marriott

Isn’t ANA a united partner? Do these fares show up on the United site? 90k round trip to tai pei sounds really good!

ANA and United are in Star Alliance but they have different reward charts. Usually business class on United to Asia is 85k united miles one way! So the value of each point/mile is very low.

I paid 160k..not that bad, also used the exurtionist perk so probably evens out

300K delta points and need to plan a trip for two, looking at either Central Europe or Japan but not sure if that’s enough for direct flights and don’t want to spend points + hundreds in cash

Same exact boat as D1 ^ ..300k delta points but looking to go business class with my wife any nice place with nice Marriott properties..

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