Q. I use miles for international flights only, preferably business class. I have never upgraded before. Which strategy is the best: buying an economy ticket and using miles to upgrade to business, or using miles for an economy ticket and paying for the upgrade to business class?
A. One of the best uses of miles is to upgrade to business class or first class.
Unfortunately, for your question, I cannot give a definite answer, because depending on where and how you book your ticket, it may have some upgrade restrictions, and depending on your elite status, you may or may not get the upgrade when you want it and for the flights you want.
There are travel consultants available to find the best way to redeem your miles, just Google them.
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