Likely going to London in Nov (5-8, from Burlington, VT), won’t know for sure until early Sept. I have ~45,000 US Airways dividend miles, so would need to buy 13,000 - 15,000 miles, i.e. around $400. I’ve checked, and the dates I’m looking at are available for reward travel. Cheapest price I could find on-line, right now, is $627 (from Boston to London). I’m also planning a trip to Dublin Ireland next Apr-May.
So the question is: what should I do here? Pay for the the ticket to London myself and save the miles for the trip to Ireland (and try to earn the extra miles needed by then for that flight) or buy the extra miles and use it for London, and just keep looking for a good deal for the Ireland trip.
Any opinion(s) appreciated.