Typically flying to Hawaii with Delta in Business Class will cost you over 100,000 SkyMiles. MillionMileSecrets found a great redemption rate today for only 45,000 miles! I normally don’t like to repost the same news/findings as other bloggers, but this is too good of a find! This is not for a limited time, so there’s no need to panic. You won’t be able to book this online and you’re not going to be using SkyMiles to complete your transacation.
How to book your Business Class ticket for only 45,000 miles.
In order to book your Delta Business Class ticket to Hawaii, you’ll need to have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, US Bank Korean Air SkyPass card, or already have Korean Air SkyPass miles available. As of September 21, 2014, Korean Air has updated their award chart. You’ll see that it only takes 45,000 miles now to fly Business Class within North America! With your Chase Sapphire Preferred card you can transfer your points to Korean Air. They participate in Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program which allows you to transfer your points at a 1:1 ratio. Call Korean Air at 800-438-5000 and ask to book a Business Class ticket on Delta for 45,000 miles. Make sure there is award availability first before transferring your points since you won’t be able to transfer them back to your Chase Ultimate Rewards account.
If you don’t have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, now would be a a great time to pick it up! (Please note, I don’t receive any commission if you apply and are approved.) The sign-up bonus is 40,000 points and an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and they make their first purchase. The annual fee is $95, but it’s waived the first year. You’d have almost enough for 2 round-trip Coach tickets to Hawaii or 1 round-trip Business class ticket to Hawaii!
I currently don’t have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but my partner does. I’m going to try and pick this card up next year, but there’s a strong possibility I may not get approved. Back in my early 20s when I was irresponsible with credit cards, I ended up settling on my Amazon Chase card for less than what was owed through a collection agency. As you can imagine, Chase may 2nd guess themselves before approving me for another card with them. Hopefully my improvement with credit will show them that I am trustworthy now.