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Warning: These are Drool Worthy redemptions
Sometimes you just need a little TRIPSPIRATION. Something to look at and DREAM about experiencing. That’s the whole reason I started down this deep, deep, rabbit hole of points and miles. What better way to dream, than one that you could actually realize with points you are currently earning? Our favorite uses of Chase Ultimate Rewards involve flying in ridiculous cabins that we’d never pay retail to experience. While there are TONS of ways to use Ultimate Rewards we’ve listed 5 that you can put on your vision board.
In case you’ve forgotten…
Chase Ultimate Reward Transfer Partners
- British Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- Jet Blue
- Aer Lingus
- Air France
- Ritz Carlton
ANA First Class Via Virgin Atlantic
One of the sweetest of sweet spots is flying ANA First Class through a Virgin Atlantic redemption. In fact, you can do it roundtrip starting at 110k from the West Coast. That is an unreal value.
Lufthansa First Class via Singapore Airlines or United
It now costs 95k Singapore miles, which is quite steep, but Singapore miles are one of the easiest currencies to accrue as they partner with all 4 major flexible point programs ( SPG, Chase, Citi, and Chase). Additionally, Singapore has comparatively low change fees, meaning you can book into business class as a backup, and when Lufthansa releases space ( roughly 14 days ahead of departure) swoop in. Alternatively, if you see space avail, and are willing to fork out a few more miles, but avoid fees – you can redeem 110k United for the same award.
Singapore Suites via Singapore Airlines
For 76k Singapore miles you can fly from JFK to FRA or vice versa, and experience one of the most aspirational first class experiences in the sky, Singapore Suites. It’s truly incredible. You can read our review here
68k Roundtrip Business Class to Europe with Iberia Avios
One of the great spots on Iberia’s award chart is flying business class from Chicago/East Coast to Madrid on Iberia’s own lie-flat business class. I’m doing this in over New Year’s and will have a review posted soon after.
Transfer to Air France for sweet-spot biz redemptions 52k-67.5k
Air France offers a great reverse herringbone business class that you can find on their 772, 773s, some A330s, and eventually on their A380s. You’ll be hard pressed for find a better way to fly across the pond.