Cheapest Way to Book Hawaii With Points
In my last post, I spoke about getting to Hawaii with American Airlines AAdvantage miles. I mentioned that it wasn’t the most effective use of miles. In this post, I’d like to show you the cheapest way to book Hawaii with points. In this method of getting to Hawaii; you’ll need to have Chase Ultimate Rewards points. These points are easy to acquire through many Chase cards. The Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, Freedom and Freedom Unlimited.
Cheapest Way to Book Hawaii With Points:
The cheapest way to book Hawaii with points is with Chase points transferred to Korean Skypass miles. Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Korean Skypass at a 1:1 ratio. In addition to the 1:1 transfer ratio, the points transfer instantly. Which means that once you find the availability, you can initiate the transfer and book your flight right away.
Roundtrip economy flights from the 48 states to Hawaii cost 25,000 Korean Skypass miles. That’s incredibly cheap! This is the price when you booked on Korean’s Skyteam partner Delta. The trick is to find award availability on Delta before searching on Korean. I’ll explain in detail below.
How to Book Hawaii Flights Using Korean Skypass:
- Search for award availability on Delta’s website using the 5 week calendar view.
- Look for dates with the lowest fare.
- Select both legs of the trip to make sure there’s availability at the lowest fare.
- Log in to your Korean Skypass account and select Award Booking under “Book A Flight”
- Select Skyteam Award and search for the same dates you found on Delta’s website
- Select the desired flights and hit continue and calculate.
- You’ll see that the roundtrip will cost you only 25,000 miles and $11.20
Booking flights on Delta using Korean Air Skypass miles transferred from Chase Points is the cheapest way to get to Hawaii with points. As you can see from the screenshots above, it costs 45,000 Delta Skymiles to book the same exact flights. The second cheapest option to get to Hawaii is using Air France Flying Blue which is a transfer partner of all transferable currencies; Citi ThankYou, Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards and SPG. I’ll do a detailed post about that method as well.
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