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Chase UR NYC to SGN in April
Very new to rewards points here. I have about 110,000 Chase UR points and my friend has 70,000. We both want to go from New York to Ho Chi Minh City in mid April (just one-way). Is best way to do this to use the Chase portal and book or should I do a points transfer to UA? Chase portal is offering me [B]$354.10 [/B]or [B]28,328 pts [/B]for an EVA flight. United portal is saying 40K +$14.50 economy or 80K +$14.50 Business saver. It sounds like best search portal is ANA but I’ve been unable to access or create an account to access because it looks like you need to sign up for a card? Am I missing something here?
You have to fly round trip on ANA when using their points and yes you do need to have an account to search. However you probably won’t find anything different than what United is showing you. Then you need to decide whether to fly economy or business. EVA is a great choice and 80K in business is as good as it gets. If you fly economy and chase is saying 28,328 points versus $354 you are getting 1.2 cents per point which isn’t too good. Your best value when using points is to use them for premium class.
Since your friend doesn’t have 80K they can buy 10K points from United to make up the difference.
The other option for you is to search Korean Air then use your chase points. For 75K you can go business class if available. But there might be some surcharges. You can’t purchase points with Korean Air so this may not be a good choice.