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San Francisco to Newark or NY

San Francisco to Newark or NY

  1. Anonymous

    Hi everyone

    I’ll soon be moving to San Francisco and will be looking to travel quite often back to NYC but preferably Newark to see family.

    Economy is fine but what is the best value for this route. Between family members we have a decent amount of Chase UR.


  2. David W

    Well only UA or VX operate SFO-EWR. I’d probably pick UA and credit to SQ, especially since Chase UR points can transfer to SQ. Crediting to UA is an option though you’d get miles based on the ticket price. However, Chase can transfer to UA as well. VX will probably be a better experience though, even in economy and points you earn there can be used for SQ flights.

  3. Hktraveler

    I am ok to fly oak/ sfo or JFK/ewr as well.

    Why would I want to credit to sq vs ua?

    Also what would the virgin miles be for this route?


  4. David W

    Crediting to SQ would be useful if you ever wanted to fly on SQ’s premium cabins between US-Asis/Europe.

    VX points are awarded at the rate of 5 points per dollar spend on base fare (excluding taxes).

    You may just want to book flights that are cheap and work well with your schedule, in which case it wont matter which airline you choose. There’s really no “best value” for SFO-NYC since there is a lot of capacity

  5. Hktraveler

    Do you know how many virgin points it would take me for this route?

  6. David W

    To redeem for a flight? That will also vary based on the flight cost.

  7. Hktraveler

    Ok so does ua or virgin usually have cheaper options

  8. David W

    For a paid tickets, it varies based on when you buy tickets and when you’re traveling. For redeeming miles/points, VX is priced based, like I said – a more expensive ticket will cost more points to redeem. UA charges 12500 miles one way for ecomony, if there is saver level award space.

    You can also search for tickets in the Chase travel portal and pay with points. If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, its 1.25 cents per point ($200 ticket will cost 16000 points). If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserved, its 1.5 cents per point ($200 ticket will cost 13333 points).

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