How to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Hawaii

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Gorgeous beaches and perfect weather make Hawaii one of the top 10 most visited states. How to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Hawaii? That’s what Rob wants to know.

Rob sent me a message on Facebook asking,

I’m trying to figure out how to book flights to Maui from San Diego and the points seem like they don’t work well to transfer. I have 150k Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

One of my favorite ways to use miles and points are for trips to Hawaii. With the right combination, you can get a trip to Hawaii for practically free.

There are lots of ways to get to Hawaii using points and miles. Some ways are easier than others.

The best ways to book Hawaii on points and miles depend on what miles and points you have.

If you have airline miles or points you have fewer options. You have more flexibility with transferrable points programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards.

You can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for a free trip to Hawaii. You can redeem your points for flights, hotels, rental cars, tours, and activities.

In this guide, we’re focusing on using Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

This is the first post in the series on How to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Hawaii:

Here’s how to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for flights to Hawaii.

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How to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Hawaii

Three Tables Beach, Haleiwa, United States

There are three different ways you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Hawaii. You can transfer points to airlines, transfer points to Marriott then transfer to Korean, or book through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.

All three ways are easy.

Transfer Points to Airlines

You’ll get the most value and use the least amount of points if you transfer your points to airlines.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards on a 1:1 ratio to 11 airline partners:

  • Aer Lingus AerClub
  • Air France & KLM (Flying Blue)
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Flying Blue/KLM/Air France
  • Iberia Plus
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United MileagePlus
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Points transfer instantly except for Singapore Airlines. It can take up to 2 days for your points to post to your KrisFlyer account.

Except for United, those airlines don’t fly to Hawaii from the United States. Southwest plans to start offering flights to Hawaii soon.

Thanks to airline partner alliances, you can use your miles/points to get to Hawaii.

 Where to BookMiles/Points Needed for Coach TicketMiles/Points Needed for First Class TicketAllow One-Way FlightsAllow Holds for Award TicketBookable Online?
British AirwaysAmerican Airlines and Alaska Airlines12,500 one-way from the West Coast32,500 one-way from the West CoastYesNoYes
Air France & KLM (Flying Blue)Delta Airlines15,000 one-way30,000 one-wayYesYesYes
IberiaAmerican Airlines28,000 roundtrip from the West Coast64,000 roundtrip from the West CoastNoNoYes
JetBlueHawaiian Airlines22,000 one-way from the West Coast; 30,000 one-way from the East Coast45,000 one-way from the West Coast; 70,000 one-way from the East CoastYesNoNo
Singapore AirlinesUnited Airlines and Alaska Airlines17,500 one-way on United; 11,500 one-way on Alaska (Zone 2)30,000 one-way on UnitedYesYes, but you have to callYes for United flights; No for Alaska flights
United AirlinesUnited Airlines22,500 one-way40,000 one-wayYesYesYes
Virgin AtlanticDelta Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines20,000 one-way on Delta; 20,000 one-way on Hawaiian from the West Coast Not offered on domestic Delta flights; 40,000 one-way on HawaiianYesYesYes for Delta flights; No for Hawaiian flights

British Airways

New British Airways Boeing 787-8 Arriving from the Boeing Factory in Seattle to London Heathrow. Taken: 29th September 2017 Picture by: Stuart Bailey
Photo courtesy: British Airways

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios on a 1:1 ratio.

British Airways doesn’t fly to Hawaii but their partners American Airlines and Alaska Airlines do. You can use your Avios points on American and Alaska without transferring your points.

You’ll pay fewer points than if you used American Airlines miles or Alaska Airlines miles!

You can book one-way and roundtrip tickets with British Avios points.

But there’s a catch.

British Airways uses a distance based award chart. This means the further you fly, the more British Airways Avios points you’ll pay.

They also charge for each flight segment. If you have a connecting flight, you’ll pay for each stop.

You’ll get the most value on short, nonstop flights.

Direct and connecting flights will cost more Avios than nonstop flights of the same distance.

Pro-tip: A direct flight is not the same as a nonstop flight. A direct flight includes one or more stops without changing planes. Your flight number stays the same even if you stop at another airport.

A quick way to find out how many miles your flight is to use the Great Circle Mapper. Enter your airports in the box and click the while “Distance” button.

Leave From the West Coast

You’ll get the best deal to Hawaii if you leave from the West Coast.

Because it’s only 12,500 Avios one-way or 25,000 Avios roundtrip to fly to Hawaii from these cities:

  • Anchorage
  • Bellingham
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Sacramento,
  • San Diego
  • San Jose
  • Seattle

The same coach flight costs 22,500 American miles one-way or 50,000 miles roundtrip! A First Class flight costs 55,000 miles one-way or 110,000 miles roundtrip.

If you used Alaska Airlines miles, you’d pay 17,500 miles one-way for a nonstop flight or 35,000 miles roundtrip. Flying First Class would cost 40,000 miles each way or 80,000 miles roundtrip.

From the West Coast, a First Class ticket is 32,500 Avios points one-way or 75,000 points roundtrip.

East Coast Hack

If you aren’t starting in the West Coast, it may be cheaper to use your Southwest Companion Pass to get to the West Coast.

Let’s say you’re Rob’s friends, Gary & Emily from Boston.

It would cost Gary and Emily 120,000 British Airway Avios for roundtrip tickets from Boston to Maui.

Yeah, that’s a LOT of points!

But they can save 57,810 to 70,000 points if they use their Southwest Companion Pass to fly from Boston to Los Angeles.

The roundtrip flight from Boston to Los Angeles costs 12,190 Southwest points. Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest on a 1:1 ratio.

Pro-tip: You’ll get more value using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for hotels than on Southwest flights. Instead of transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest, get a Southwest credit card instead. The Southwest Premier, Southwest Plus, and Southwest Priority card are each offering a 30,000 point signup bonus AND the Companion Pass. The Southwest Premier Business card is offering a 60,000 point bonus.

A roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Maui costs 50,000 Avios points.

By using their Companion Pass to get to the West Coast and booking a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii, Gary and Emily pay 50,000 points.

Avoid Connecting Flights

Avoid connecting flights. Some flights from San Diego to Hawaii connect through Los Angeles.

Because you pay per flight when using British Airways Avios, it will cost 20,000 Avios each way (40,000 Avios roundtrip).

Whereas if you flew from Los Angeles to Maui, you’ll only pay 12,500 Avios one-way or 25,000 Avios roundtrip. A savings of 15,000 points!

Read all the ways to get to LAX from San Diego.

Why You Should Book Hawaii Flights With British Airways Avios Points

Hawaii is a great destination to take advantage of British Airways’ distance based award chart.

You’ll pay less British Airways Avios points for a flight to Hawaii on American Airlines.

If you have to cancel your ticket British Airways refunds your points. But you don’t get back the taxes.

There are no fees for last-minute tickets aka close-in fees booked within 21 days of travel.

Even though you’re flying on American Airlines, you booked through British Airways. So if you have to make a change or cancel your ticket, you will contact British Airways.

You can earn Avios points without flying! As mentioned above, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio.

Pro-tip: Points transfer instantly. Once transferred, you can’t undo the transfer. So make sure there is award space available before you transfer points.

How to Book American Airlines Flights With British Airways Avios

Photo courtesy: American Airlines

Step 1 – Log in to Your British Airways Executive Club Account

Log in to your British Airways Executive Club account.

This should default to the “Book with Avios” tab. If not, click on “book with Avios.”

Step 2 – Enter Your Travel Details

Enter the city you’re flying from and the city you want to fly to, your travel dates, and class. In this case, it’s Los Angeles (LAX) to Maui (OGG).

Then click on the blue box “Get Flights.”

Step 3 – Select Your flights

Choose your flights then click “Continue.”

A summary of your flights, the number of Avios and the taxes and fees will appear.

Step 4 – Transfer Points

If everything looks good, log into your Chase Ultimate Rewards account and transfer 25,000 points to British Airways Avios.

Points transfer instantly but you have to refresh your page. Sometimes you have to log out and log back in.

Step 5 – Book Your Flight

Once the points are in your account and you’re ready to book, click “Continue” to book your flight.

Pro-tip: If you aren’t seeing any available American Airlines flights try logging into the American Airlines website. Look for coach MilesAAver flights. Write down the flights and times, then call British Airways to book.

How to Book Alaska Airlines Flights With British Airways Avios

Alaska Airlines flights aren’t shown on the British Airways website. You have to search for award tickets on the American Airlines website or the Alaska Airlines site.

If using the American website, uncheck the American Airlines box to only show flights on Alaska. Write down the flight numbers and times and call British Airways to book. Their number is 1-800-452-1201.

Air France & KLM (Flying Blue)

Photo courtesy: Air France

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfers on a 1:1 ratio to Flying Blue, the loyalty program for Air France & KLM.

You can’t fly from the US to Hawaii on Air France or KLM. But you can use Flying Blue miles on Delta flights to Hawaii.

With Flying Blue miles, you can book one-way and roundtrip flights.

Flying Blue doesn’t have a traditional award chart. They use a pricing calculator. But it doesn’t show mileage information for flights from the US to Hawaii.

A roundtrip coach ticket is 30,000 Flying Blue miles. Flying roundtrip in First Class will cost 60,000 miles.

How to Book Delta Flights With Flying Blue Miles

Photo courtesy: Delta Airlines

It’s easy to search for flights on the Delta website. You don’t need to log in to look for award space. Enter your travel details, then click “Miles” under the “Show Price In” section. Write down the flight number and times.

But that doesn’t always mean you can book those flights with Flying Blue miles.

The best way to determine if you can use your Flying Blue miles on Delta is to check the Flying Blue website.

Step 1 – Log in to Your Flying Blue Account

Log in to your Flying Blue account.

Step 2 – Enter Your Travel Details

Enter the city you want to fly from and the city you want to fly to, your travel dates, and class. For example, Los Angeles (LAX) to Maui (OGG).

Then click on the red “Find A Flight” box.

Step 3 – Chose Your Flights

Select the flights you want.

Step 4 – Transfer Points

Sign into your Chase Ultimate Rewards account and transfer 30,000 points to Flying Blue. You may need to log out and log back in for the points to appear.

Step 5 – Book Your Flight

Book your flight once your points post to your account.

If the flights you found on Delta’s website aren’t showing on Flying Blue’s site call Flying Blue to book your ticket.

Pro-tip: You have to have at least one Flying Blue mile in your account to search for flights using the KLM site. But you can use the Air France site without having any miles.

Iberia Plus

Photo courtesy: Iberia

Iberia is another Chase Ultimate Rewards points airline transfer partner. Points transfer on a 1:1 ratio.

Like British Airways, Iberia uses a distance based award chart. But they don’t charge you for each segment. Instead, they charge based on total miles flown.

So you more value on short flights. You’ll pay a lot for longer flights.

You can use our Iberia points to book flights on their oneworld alliance partner, American Airlines. But you can only book round-trip tickets.

A roundtrip ticket from Los Angeles to Hawaii, 4,970 miles, costs 28,000 Iberia Avios points. You’ll pay 64,000 to fly in First Class.

You’ll pay 3,000 more points to fly coach than if you used British Airways Avios!

But you’ll save 11,000 points if you want to fly First Class.

There’s a fuel surcharge on Iberia when using points. So you’ll pay more taxes and fees than if you used British Airways Avios.

Pro-tip: You can transfer points from British Airways account to your Iberia account.

How to Book American Airlines Flights With Iberia Avios

Photo courtesy: American Airlines

Step 1 – Log in to Your Iberia Plus Account

Log into your Iberia Plus Account

Pro-tip: Don’t use the Book With Miles link. Use the quick access page.

Step 2 – Enter Your Travel Details

Enter your travel dates and the cities you’re flying from and to.

Step 3 – Pick Your Flight

Pick your flights and click the red “View” box.

Pro-tip: Look for the “Blue Class” notification. These are the lowest priced Avios tickets.

The total price in Avios will show along with the taxes. Because you have to connect through LAX, a roundtrip ticket from San Diego to Maui costs 41,950 Avios and $29.20.

You’ll pay fewer Iberia Avios points and taxes if you fly from Los Angeles to Maui. That flight only costs 28,000 Avios and $20.20.

Step 4 – Transfer Points

Sign into your Chase Ultimate Rewards account and transfer points to Iberia. Refresh your page so the points show in your Iberia account. You may need to log out and log back in.

Step 5 – Book Your Flight

Once your points post to your account you can book your flight.

JetBlue

Photo courtesy: JetBlue

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to JetBlue on a 1:1 ratio.

JetBlue doesn’t fly to Hawaii. But their airline partner, Hawaiian Airlines does! So you can use your JetBlue points on Hawaiian Airlines flights.

You’ll pay 22,000 JetBlue (TrueBlue) points for a one-way coach ticket from the West Coast to Hawaii. A roundtrip coach ticket is 44,000 points.

First Class flights from the West Coast to Hawaii are 45,000 points each way or 90,000 points roundtrip.

Coach tickets from the East Coast cost 30,000 points one-way or 60,000 points roundtrip. Flying First Class costs 70,000 points each way or 140,000 points roundtrip.

Flying from the East Coast? It might be cheaper to use your Southwest Companion Pass to get to the West Coast.

How to Book Hawaiian Airlines Flights With JetBlue Points

You have to call JetBlue at 1-800-538-2583 to book a ticket using points.

Singapore Airlines

Photo courtesy: Singapore Airlines

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Singapore Airlines on a 1:1 ratio. But it’s not an instant transfer. It can take up to 2 days for your points to post to your KrisFlyer account. If you’re lucky, they’ll post in 24 hours.

Singapore Airlines uses a zone-based award chart.

Fly on United Airlines

So it’s cheaper to book award flights using Singapore miles (KrisFlyer miles) on United Airlines than using United miles.

You’ll pay 35,000 Singapore miles for a roundtrip coach ticket instead of 45,000 United miles. A roundtrip First Class ticket costs 60,000 Singapore miles as opposed to 80,000 United miles.

How to Book United Airlines Flights With Singapore Miles

Photo courtesy: United Airlines

Step 1 – Check the United Airlines Website for Award Flights

Check the United Airlines website for award flights. DO NOT log into your United account. Because it will show you flights that aren’t bookable with Singapore miles.

Write down your preferred flight numbers and times.

Step 2 – Go to the Singapore Airlines Website

From the Singapore Airlines website click the “Redeem flights” circle.

Step 3 – Enter Your Travel Details

Enter your travel dates and cities you’re flying from and to. You’ll get a prompt to log into your KrisFlyer account.

Step 4 – Chose Your Flights

Choose your flights. The “Booking summary” box in the upper right corner will show your total miles and taxes.

Singapore used to offer a 15% discount for booking online. But that ended in March 2017.

But the discount is still showing when I search for flights. This could be a fluke or you might get lucky and pay fewer miles. 🙂

Step 5 – Transfer Points

Sign into your Chase Ultimate Rewards account and transfer points to Singapore Airlines. Transfers can take up to 2 days.

Step 6 – Pro-tip: Call Singapore Airlines

Pro-tip: Call Singapore Airlines to hold your flight. Tell them you’re waiting for the points to transfer and ask if them to hold your award ticket. The KrisFlyer phone number is 1-312-843-5333.

Fly on Alaska Airlines

Photo courtesy: Alaska Airlines

But the best value is to use Singapore miles on Alaska Airlines for coach tickets to Hawaii. It’s a better deal than using British Airways Avios on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines!

Flights from Zone 1 (California, Oregon, and Washington) to Zone 5 (Alaska, and Hawaii) cost 12,000 Singapore miles each way or 24,000 miles roundtrip in coach.

This is 1,000 miles less than using British Airways Avios. And you don’t pay extra for connections.

But for flights from Zone 2 you only pay 11,500 Singapore miles one-way or 23,000 miles roundtrip.

Zone 2 includes:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
  • Canada

Because Singapore doesn’t offer award flights to Hawaii from any of the 25 states in Zone 4. If you’re traveling from a Zone 4 state like New York or Florida you should use your Southwest Companion Pass to get to any of the states in Zones 1, 2, or 3.

First Class flights to Hawaii using Singapore miles aren’t a good value from. You’ll pay 44,500 miles one way, 89,000 miles roundtrip from California, Oregon, and Washington. Ouch!

How to Book Alaska Airlines Flights With Singapore Miles

You can’t book Alaska flights with Singapore miles online. 🙁 You have to call Singapore Airlines.

United Airlines

Photo courtesy: United Airlines

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to United Airlines on 1:1 ratio. Because United flies to Hawaii, you can search for and book your flights on their website.

A one-way coach ticket to Hawaii costs 22,500 United miles from anywhere in the US (except Alaska and Hawaii). A roundtrip flight costs 45,000 miles.

If you want to fly First Class, you’ll pay 40,000 miles one-way, 80,000 miles roundtrip.

Pro-tip: The cheapest award tickets are “Saver” awards. “Everyday” flights are double the miles.

Virgin Atlantic

Photo courtesy: Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is another Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. Points transfer instantly on a 1:1 ratio.

You can use Virgin Atlantic miles on Delta Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines flights.

Delta Airlines

A one-way coach ticket is 20,000 Virgin Atlantic miles or 40,000 miles roundtrip. Virgin no longer lets you book domestic First class flights using miles. 🙁

How to Book Delta Airlines Flights With Virgin Atlantic Miles

Step 1 – Enter Your Travel Details

On the Virgin Atlantic website, enter the cities you’re flying from and to, roundtrip or one-way, your travel dates, and how many passengers.

Then click the red circle with a white arrow.

Step 2 – Choose Your Flights

Choose your flights. Virgin Atlantic shows three weeks of dates for your departure and return. I love this feature!

It’s faster to find award tickets. Because you can quickly see which dates have available flights.

Once selected it’ll show you the total price

Step 3 – Log into Your Flying Club Account

Log into your Flying Club account.

Step 4 – Transfer Points

Sign into your Chase Ultimate Rewards account and transfer points to Virgin Atlantic.

Refresh your page so the points show in your Flying Red account. You may need to log out and log back in.

Step 5 – Book Your Flight

Once your points post to your account you can book your flight.

Hawaiian Airlines

You can use your Virgin Atlantic miles on Hawaiian Airlines flights.

Coach flights from the West Coast to Hawaii cost 20,000 Virgin Atlantic miles one-way and 40,000 miles roundtrip. First Class flights are 40,000 miles one-way and 80,000 miles roundtrip.

If you’re flying from the East Coast you’ll pay 40,000 Virgin Atlantic miles to fly one-way in coach and 80,000 miles roundtrip. First Class flights are pricey at 65,000 miles one way or 130,000 miles roundtrip!

Use your Southwest Companion Pass to get to the West Coast and you’ll pay fewer miles.

How to Book Hawaiian Airlines Flights With Virgin Atlantic Miles

You have to call Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to book your flight. The phone number is 1-800-365-9500.

Pro-tip: You have to book at least 48 hours before departure. And you can’t pool miles. So all miles have to come from the same Virgin Atlantic account.

Transfer Points to Marriott, Then Transfer to Airlines

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott on a 1:1 ratio. You can book flights using your Marriott points but it costs a LOT of points! For example. you’ll pay 120,000 points for a roundtrip ticket from San Diego to Hawaii.

Instead, you can transfer Marriott points to most airlines at a 3:1 ratio. You get 5,000 bonus miles/points for every 60,000 points you transfer. So 60,000 Marriott points become 25,000 miles.

For people who can fly from the West Coast, you should transfer your Marriott points to British Airways. Because you can book a roundtrip coach flight to Hawaii for 25,000 Avios points.

If you live on the East Coast or anywhere but the West Coast, you should transfer Marriott points to Korean Air.

You can use Korean Air miles on Delta Airlines. Sometimes it’s cheaper to use Korean Air miles to fly to Hawaii on Delta Airlines than using Delta miles! But you should check Delta’s website first before you transfer your hotel points to an airline.

A coach ticket to Hawaii from the US (except Alaska and Hawaii) is 25,000 Korean Air miles roundtrip and 45,000 miles for a roundtrip ticket in First Class.

Book Through Chase Ultimate Rewards Portal

You can also use your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Hawaii by booking through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.

Usually, you shouldn’t book through the Ultimate Reward travel portal. Because often you get a better deal transferring points to participating airlines. And redeeming miles instead of using the portal.

But there are times when you should book through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. Such as when you can get a cheap flight to Hawaii.

When You Should Use the Portal

Whether you should book through the portal or buy a ticket depends on three things: the ticket cost, which miles/points you want to use, and how much your Chase Ultimate Rewards points are worth.

Points from some Chase credit cards have a higher value than others. Here’s a table showing the point values.

Cards That Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards PointsValue of Points Toward Travel
Chase Freedom1 cent
Chase Freedom Unlimited1 cent
Chase Sapphire Preferred1.25 cents
Chase Sapphire Reserve1.5 cents
Chase Ink Cash1 cent
Chase Ink Business Unlimited1 cent
Chase Ink Business Preferred1.25 cents

Cheap Flights

Let’s say you find a $275 flight to Hawaii. You have 150,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points and live in San Diego, like Rob.

You can transfer 24,000 points to Singapore Airlines for a roundtrip Alaska Airlines ticket. That’s a pretty good value.

Or you can book your flight through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal:

To calculate how many points you need, divide the cost of the ticket by the value of your Chase points. If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, a $275 ticket would cost 18,333 points ($275 ÷ 0.015).

So with a $275 ticket, using points from your Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Business Preferred it’s cheaper booking through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.

Pro-tip: You get more value transferring Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, and Ink Business Unlimited points to your Chase Sapphire Reserve account.

Flying From the East Coast

But what if you live on the East Coast and a flight to Hawai costs $672 on United?

Roundtrip coach tickets to Hawaii cost 45,000 United miles.

If you book through the portal:

If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, it’s cheaper to book through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal.

Pro-tip: Want to use 30,000 Flying Blue miles on Delta? Depending on the cost of the ticket, it could be cheaper to book through the portal than transfer points to Flying Blue.

Benefits of the Chase Ultimate Rewards Portal

1. No Blackout Dates

When you use your points and book through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, there are no blackout dates.

If there are seats for sale, you can book a ticket.

2. Earn Airline Miles

You earn airline miles when you book tickets through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.

3. Flights Count Toward Elite Status

All flights booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal count toward elite status.

So you can pay with points and earn elite status with your preferred airline.

Pro-tip: If you transfer points and book with airline miles or points, those flights will not count toward elite status.

4. Upgrades

Tickets booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal are eligible for upgrades.

Credit Cards That Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

3 Roundtrip Tickets to Hawaii

You can earn 3 roundtrip tickets to Hawaii from the signup bonus on the Ink Business Preferred card.

The Ink Business Preferred card offers:

 

Sign-up Bonus: 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points

What’s Great About The Chase Ink Business Preferred Card:

  • Earn 3X points on up to $150K in spend in select categories
  • 1 point per $1 spent on everything else
  • Redeem points for 1.5 cents each on travel purchases
  • Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points on a 1:1 basis to 13 participating partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

2 Roundtrip Tickets to Hawaii

You can earn up to 2 roundtrip tickets to Hawaii with the signup bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Preferred gets you:

 

Sign-up Bonus: 60,000 points

What’s Great About The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card:

  • Earn 2X points on travel and dining
  • 1 point per $1 spent on everything else
  • Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points on a 1:1 basis to 13 participating partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest
  • No foreign transaction fees

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Chase Sapphire Reserve

 

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card offers:

Sign-up Bonus: 50,000 points

What’s Great About The Chase Saphire Reserve Card:

  • $300 annual travel credit each year
  • Earn 3X points on travel and dining
  • 1 point per $1 spent on everything else
  • Free airport lounge access
  • Redeem points for 1.5 cents each on travel purchases
  • Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points on a 1:1 basis to 13 participating partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest
  • No foreign transaction fees

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

More Cards That Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

There are four more cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points: Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Ink Cash, and the Ink Business Unlimited.

Chase Freedom

 

 

The Chase Freedom offers:

Sign-up Bonus: $150

What’s Great About The Chase Freedom Card:

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Chase Freedom Unlimited

 

Sign-up Bonus: $150

What’s Great About The Chase Freedom Unlimited Card:

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Ink Cash

The Ink Cash offers:

Sign-up Bonus: $500 Bonus

What’s Great About The Chase Ink Business Cash Card:

  • Earn 5% cash back at office supply stores, internet, cable, and phone services
  • 2% cash back at restaurants and gas stations
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Transfer points to cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Ink Business Unlimited

With the Ink Business Unlimited you get:

Sign-Up Bonus: $500

What’s Great About The Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card:

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Conclusion

Who doesn’t want to go to Hawaii? It’s the perfect vacation. Even more when you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Hawaii. So instead of paying cash for your trip, you can use miles and points!

The best ways to book a trip to Hawaii depends on what miles and points you have. Some airlines charge fewer points than others. While others based award tickets on how far you fly.

You have more flexibility in finding flights to Hawaii with a transferrable points program like Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to airlines at a 1:1 ratio. You can get roundtrip coach tickets to Hawaii for as little as 24,000 miles!

Another option is to book flights through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. Whether you should book through the travel portal depends on the price of the ticket, the miles you want to use, and how much your points are worth.

Points earned from or transferred to the Chase Sapphire Reserve have the most value at 1.5 cents per point. Points earned from or transferred to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Ink Business Preferred are valued at 1.25 cents. Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Ink Cash, and Chase Ink Business Unlimited points have a value of 1 cent.

You get more value from your points by transferring Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, and Ink Business Unlimited points to your Chase Sapphire Reserve account.

Of all the ways you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Hawaii, which is your favorite?

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Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for beginning travel hackers. It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 60,000 points (after spending $4,000 in the first three months).
 
My favorite perks about this card are earning 2X points on travel and dining, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.
 

Debra Schroeder

Debra is a former 12-year travel industry executive and has traveled the world using airline miles and credit card points since 1994. She'll teach you the secrets of traveling well for less.

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  • matthew January 28, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    So much great information, currently am not in the state. I need to bookmark this for my uncle who resides in Utah, he might would read and definitely want to visit Hawaii

  • Stacie January 28, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you so much for ALL of this great information. You went so in-depth with this. I cannot believe the amount of info here!

  • Alexandra January 28, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    This post is right up my alley – I am a big believer in making the most and maximising your points! I have friends who don’t use frequently flyer cards or points – and I think they’re just missing out big time! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Hola Cheska January 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Points programs are such a great way to save money and enjoy life in a easier way! I have many friends that travel frequently and they have even got free tickets for them and their families!

  • Georgia January 28, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Lovely post and I am happy that I have discovered your blog! What about travelling on a budget?

  • Kimberley January 29, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Wow I did not know about all these benefits. Will be trying this soon.

  • Chelle Dizon January 29, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Thank you so much for this very detailed and informative tips so that we can save some money while traveling and using those points. Love to share this to my friends who love to travel a lot.

  • John Mulindi January 29, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I haven’t considered flying points in the past, but after reading this, am convinced to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa January 29, 2019 at 5:29 am

    This is just excellent information. I’m not American so can’t qualify for Chase, so I have to find out which cards are good in Italy. I also want to go to Hawaii!!

  • Yeah Lifestyle January 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Oh my what a wonderful post, I did now know that you could use the Chase reward points to apply for a free holiday. This sounds amazing, thank you for the share.

  • Shar January 29, 2019 at 10:39 am

    This is such a great post with so much helpful info! I’d love to go to Hawaii someday and this would help to make it so much cheaper 🙂

  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh January 29, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Awesome. This was very helpful to me. I am thinking of visiting Hawaii next year.

  • Sophia January 29, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    These are some great tips I would love to visit Hawaii

  • Kara Gupp January 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Wow, so many ways to save points. Hope you get to Hawaii soon

  • Jenne Kopalek January 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    What awesome tips and tricks! I love to travel so this will definitely come in handy.

  • Sara Welch January 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I am so glad I found your blog! My husband and I were just talking about planning a trip to Hawaii! These are great tips; thank you!

  • Marysa January 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Hawaii can be so expensive, and it is nice to have some ways to save. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  • Jasmine Hewitt January 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    this is super informative. traveling can get really pricey

  • Heather Barber McMechan January 29, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Such an informative piece. Worth reviewing again when I get a chance. Just bookmarked it.

  • Sam January 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    This is such an informative post! I really like how simply you broke everything down to make it easy to follow.

  • Indu January 30, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Interesting read. I had no idea about such reward points for Hawaii. You have elaborated each step so well.

  • Becca Wilson January 30, 2019 at 11:25 am

    This does look like a great way to earn some rewards. maybe one day they will approve us for a card because I would love to start earning!

  • Bella and Dawn January 30, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Amazing money saving tips here and we need to really research points systems as I feel we’re missing out!

  • Tiffany Barry January 30, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Traveling can be so overwhelming! Thank you for sharing this!

  • Nati February 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Awesome ! I want to go to Hawaii and never consider the points usefulness! thank you fo the info!

  • Denise February 8, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I have the chase sapphire and it’s amazing. This info is great, thanks for sharing!

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