Any thoughts on options available now other than purchasing AA miles?

Hi guys, this is sort of similar to the recent question about purchasing AA miles. I have roughly $2K to spend and was going to buy some AA miles today. Can anyone think of any better way to spend that money to earn points or otherwise?

Biggest question for me - what are your travel goals in terms of destinations / timing / cabin / preferred airlines? That will define any tactics you can employ.

I was going to use them to get a business class return from Hong Kong next month, but am no longer able to take leave at that time. I would likely use them for a similar trip sometime in the future, thus answering my own question!