Making My Credit Card Bonuses work: Business Class to Asia!

I have been focusing lately on some credit card bonus deals so I can get my flights to Asia this year in business class so I only have to pay taxes. I am working 2 deals where I will have enough miles for a one way on Star Alliance (Continental, United, etc) and the other way on One World (American, British, Cathay Pacifc, etc) in business class both ways!

I am doing my first mileage run in May that will boost me up to the miles I need to cover the Star Alliance half. Once I hit $4,000 in spending on my American Airlines card a big bonus should come in and I can star searching and booking both halves of my trip. It will be nice to fly in business for a 24+ hour journey and actually get some sleep.

It will be nice if I can work deals like this every year where I get enough points to keep going on my overseas extended vacations and not have to pay a lot out of pocket! Only time will tell if this will happen but I will take what I can get!