SPG Starpoints are probably my favorite of all the transferable currencies. That is because they are among the versatile points out there, which makes them great points to stockpile. Of all the transferable currency options, SPG Starpoints are probably the most difficult to accrue, but they can offer the absolute best value around for getting you to South America!
I think was probably the first time I have ever been excited about flying a small single aisle regional aircraft – the Airbus A318. For those that are unfamiliar with this quirky little aircraft, the A318 is the smallest member of the A320 family and is used mostly for short and medium haul routes. Air France operates just 18 of them on various intra-European routes like the short hop between Amsterdam (AMS) and Paris (CDG). And to make things even more exciting, I ended up being the only person in the business class cabin for the first time ever!
I have had a love affair with the Boeing 747 for over 20 years now and finally had the opportunity to fulfill a bucket list item of mine by climbing the stairs to the upper deck earlier this year on a Cathay Pacific flight between Tokyo (HND) and Hong Kong (HKG). Sadly, the Queen of the Skies is being retired at a faster and faster pace, so opportunities to fly topside are dwindling. Since not everyone wants to redeem their hard earned miles for premium cabins, I figured I would dedicate a post to how you can fly the top deck of the 747 on an economy class ticket!
As I mentioned in the Introduction Post, Citi ThankYou Points (much like all transferable currencies) are great points to stockpile because they are so versatile. Of all the transferable currency options, Citi ThankYou Points are probably the easiest to accrue, so they can be extremely useful for getting you to South America!