Hi all, I am wanting to redeem a one-way economy ticket on either a) KIX-PVG JL897 on 9/4 or 10/4, or b) NRT-PVG JL877 on 10/4.
I have the following redemption options and I'm looking for input on which would be the best value. None of the miles are expiring in the near future except for QR, where I have a small total balance of almost 26k out of which 10k are expiring on 31/12.
I should add that if I use QR (because of expiring miles) I then have about 9k there which I have no idea how to use. I travel rarely on OW airlines and then when I do so I'd endeavour to put the miles on AA or MU (CX partner).
QR: 15k + unknown amount for fees and taxes (emailed but no response from QR, does anyone know?)
AA: 20k + 57 USD
Flying Blue: 15k + 603 RMB
BA Avios (borrowing from a friend): 7.5k + 59 GBP
In a small part, my decision would also be influenced by the difference, if any, in the catering, seating/aircraft used, and service. Sorry if this sounds lame for a short-haul economy flight, but I don't usually get to fly on JL, and having heard so many good things about Japanese airlines I'd like to maximise my experience.