What do people use Amex points for these days? I just can’t seem to find any value prop in my Amex cards/points

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Flights-international and domestic. Virgin Atlantic for local delta flights + flying blue, aeroplan & Singapore for international flights

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I never find flights cheaper on the Amex portal, so the 5x on flights (Amex Plat) or using Amex points on flights bought on the Amex portal doesn’t make sense for me; “sweet spot” transfers to Cathay or ANA business class doesn’t work for me either as even their own customer service can’t figure out their blackout dates and it’s super restrictive for me to use points for upgrades on international flights; pooled 300k+ points and just can’t find any good ways to use them

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You get 5x on flights booked directly with airlines, too. Not just portal bookings.

ANA around the world in business class.

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This. I use both chase and Amex points to transfer to virgin Atlantic to get ANA business/first class flights.

Thepointguy lists out all the transfer routes to book biz class

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KLM runs transfer bonuses pretty often

Iberia avios redemptions, always great value

This is the way to go

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-ANA for star alliance biz round trip to Europe (88k) or Asia (85-95k)
-Virgin Atlantic for short haul intl biz/econ (6k-20k) in Asia or first class to Japan (50k)
-Flying Blue promo to Europe (16-50k)
-35% pts rebate on amextravel on selected airline (biz plat required)

-points top up for Hilton, Marriott, Delta

https://frequentmiler.com/amex-membership-rewards-sweet-spots/

Avianca miles (15% transfer bonus)

Transfer to Virgin Atlantic for Domestic Delta flights. ANA for flights for a vacation to Japan.

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