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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, here are the Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners
- British Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- 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
Korean Air First Class via Korean
You can fly one way from the States to Korean for just 80k in Korean Air. Look for their new 747-8 which feature incredibly private, fully enclosed Suites.
Roundtrip Business to Europe for just 80k points via Korean
That’s right, one of the sweet spots in Korean Air’s award chart is r/t business from the US to Europe for just 80k miles. Korean assesses taxes and fees which can be expensive on partners like KLM and Air France, but they also allow generous routing rules with a stopover and open jaw permitted.