Best way to do etihad apartments with amex MR?

Discussion in 'Etihad Guest' started by SOPOOR, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. SOPOOR

    SOPOOR Established Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    Hi everyone,
    Points required and taxes are pretty high for apartments from Aus to EU long haul.

    Are there any ways to use Amex MR points to get either down lower?
    All I seem to see is about 400k amex MR points converted to etihad guest and $1500aud in taxes/surcharges
     

  2. LittleFokker

    LittleFokker Member

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    In the old days (i.e. before July 31st this year) I would transfer 400K to SPG for 200K SPG points and then wait for the transfer bonus to American (20K SPG -> 32.5K AA points) which would give me 325K AA = 1 Apartment return to EU plus $600 taxes approx.

    Doesn't help you (or me) now with the forthcoming Amex -> SPG devaluation.
     
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  3. SOPOOR

    SOPOOR Established Member

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    ahh, so you essentially got apartments for 400k MR points +$600 in taxes,
    a rough saving of $1000 AUD

    very good,
    i ve been looking at best ways to do multiple apartments trips,

    but I cant find any and I seem to keep on gravitating towards kris program!
     
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