Reader Question: Best Way to Book First Class Award Tickets ATL to LAX
This is the first post in a new series (as long as you all enjoy reading it.) Each installment, I will answer a question from one of our subscribers or Facebook group members looking for the best way to book a specific trip using their available miles and points. I will do my best to explain my thought process in detail and try to analyze as many as many of the options as possible. I hope you enjoy it and would really love any feedback or suggestions you may have. To have your questions answered, tweet me @bethanyM2M, ask me in our facebook group or email me.
“Looking for the best way to book a first-class flight from ATL to LAX with miles.Spending a long weekend in Santa Monica with my wife next month. Any tips? Available Points 140k MR, 80k UR, 55k Citi, 190k AA, 76k Delta, 125k United, 45k Virgin America, 104k Virgin Atlantic.
We’re using our 2 Fairmont certificates at the Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica (with the suite upgrade) and then an IHG certificate at the Intercontinental Downtown LA.
My first thought was to use my MR points with the 50% rebate, but cheapest I could find would require 150k points to book two tickets, and I only have 140k.”