yes, it was no problem spending the $2,000 because I used it to to pay for our trip & cruise (well, not the whole trip put about $3500 down). So between the 50,000 bonus and the purchases I made and a couple other bonus points I got for surveys and newsletters and whatnot, I now have 57,000 points. UGH!!!! I just checked the flight again that I need and if I put in 1 passenger, the flight is 20,160 points. If I put in 2 or more, it goes up to 24,420 points. I was thinking I could just buy 3,000 more points to get the 60k needed for 3 tickets, but now it looks like I will have to buy 13,000 points. Which costs $325. So no sense in paying $325 for points when the flight itself is $350............ Crapp, there must be only 1 seat left for $350/20,000 points because if I put in 2+ passengers it goes up to $420. So I guess the points are better than nothing b/c if I was paying out of pocket I'd be paying $350 + $420(3) = $1610. But with the points I'll only pay $350 + $420 = $770 (assuming someone doesn't come along and buy that last cheap ticket before I do). Can't believe buying airfare is this complicated.