Hello, first post here! Thank you to the OP for this card recommendation; I was able to get this card, registered for United, and have already received the $100 airline fee reimbursement for 2015 through United Mileage x - the credit posted almost immediately. I've also completed the minimum spend to get the $50k points (today is the first statement closing date) so I'm waiting to see them post.
Now I'm not exactly sure where to transfer the points; I already have 18,000 accumulated with Alaska, but can't transfer there directly from Amex it seems. I could transfer to Delta, then transfer the Alaska points there as well, but I hear Skymiles are not the easiest to use. I have an international flight on Delta/KLM/Air France coming up, and can choose where to send those points (have currently entered Alaska).
Any recommendations on where to send/how best to utilize these points? I'm a total beginner to the mileage game!