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to Maui from Houston
I’m trying to plan a trip to Maui from Houston for my family of 5. I was very excited to finally use the 180,000 miles I have on my capital one card for the trip. Of course, I was under the impression that it would take roughly 40,000 points per person to fly. Now, I find out the conversion is TERRIBLE. Any suggestions as to how I can get the most from these miles? I’m being told it will be roughly 100,000 miles per person if the airline ticket is $1000 each. There absolutely has to be something I’m missing that could make this work.
Welcome [USER=1602]@BaBs[/USER] – unfortunately you’ve run across the great fallacy of the Cap 1 card. Yes, you can use it for “any flight, any time” but they don’t tell you your points are only worth a penny each so each time the flight’s ticket price changes, so do the number of points required.
When are you planning to travel? It’s possible that you (and your spouse) could acquire a new credit card (or two) to help accumulate actual airline miles. But as [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] has mentioned in the past, Hawaii is a difficult place to get to using miles. You will have better luck in economy than in a premium cabin, however. And you may need to fly to the west coast rather than being able to fly directly from Houston. If you’re open to these things then maybe we can offer some more suggestions.
Sadly the Capital One is as you are finding out a covert cash back card.
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