Fly Economy Around The World For Less Than 125,000 Membership Rewards Points

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A few days ago, I shared some fun ways to use the 125,000 Membership Rewards from the increased bonus on The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. Just in case you missed the details of the current bonus, here they are:

50,000 Membership Rewards points after $10,000 in spend within 3 months
50,000 Membership Rewards points after $15,000 in spend within the same 3 months

In that post, the 6 options I shared were premium cabin redemptions. Reader Max commented:

“I get the enjoyment of flying first class, but with so many countries I want to see, I’d rather fly in economy and visit more! Working on getting the signup bonus for my business platinum. I should have about 270k MR to go with 100k Avios in the next few months.”

I can absolutely appreciate that. Even if the first class flights look like fun experiences, some people would rather stretch their miles across multiple trips, or more destinations.

With that in mind, I was going to take a look at a few great ways to book economy flights for those about to earn 125,000 Membership Rewards, but I decided to take a slightly different angle. People often ask about booking round-the-world awards, and depending on the program those can be decent values (though are often tricky to book).