I am trying to book a few flights, and use my Aeroplan miles to best effect. I am a Canadian residing in the UK. So far I haven’t found any very good deals - the Aeroplan seems to leave me with quite a few £s/$s to cover!
The Aeroplan option for Geneva leaves me with a bill for about £150, and I could book it myself on the same airline (Swiss) for £180.
The Vcr trip I could book for £628, and using 60,000 miles it would be £380.
The trip to Seattle is the best deal, except that it leaves me with very limited times to travel that do not allow me the time there. It would cost £220 on Amazon, but using 15000 miles I would shell out £95
Also, according to Star Alliance upgrade chart, there doesn’t seem to be an upgrade option from Europe to North America.
Can I use a common or central site that allows me to use my Aeroplan miles? The Star Alliance site doesn’t seem to allow me to do this. I am surprised at how limited the value if the miles seem to be. Any other ideas?
Thanks for any help