Fare alert for Maui, Hawaii from the East-coast. Delta just recently dropped the number of miles required to fly from the East-coast to Hawaii. It is currently cost from 45,000 miles to 82,500 miles one-way from Boston to Maui. But for a limited of time they reduced the required mile down to 35,000 miles round trip from Boston to Maui on 01/09/17-01/16/17. It costs 35,000 mile plus $11.20 tax for a round trip from Boston to Maui.
So what happen when Delta drop their price/miles? We could get the same ticket on Flying Blue for less than the required miles. Flying Blue is a partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards so you can transfer your points from Chase to Flying Blue to book your delta flight as low as 15,000 miles one-way or 30,000 miles round trip. Technically, you would save an extra 5000 miles for booking on Flying Blue for the same flight if you don’t have delta miles to burn. See below for an example of the flight on the similar date.
This same flight if you book it with cash, it would cost from $700+ for a round trip ticket from Boston to Maui. So if you would like to take advantage of this deal regularly, consider to sign up for one of the Chase cards to start collecting Chase Ultimate Rewards points for your future trip. Check out the current credit card offer that gives you 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points which give you more than 2 round trip tickets from the East coast to Maui. Link
There are many dates available for the same number of miles in January and February so this offer and get away from the snow and sun-bathing on the beach in Hawaii. You must act quickly because these deal wont last.
Update: Thanks to one of our reader for reminding us that there is another option to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points where you can transfer it directly to Korean Airline. On Korean airline, you can book a round trip to Hawaii for 25,000 miles. Just keep in mind that Korean airline requires you to have prove of your spouse and family member before you could book for them using your miles. This does take some time to do because you need to send in birth certificate and/or married certificate. So if you are planning to book for your family member, just remember to add them in your account prior booking.