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Booking a First Class dream trip requires some research. Today we are helping our client sort through the options on five possible dream locations. We love the diverse list of locations including Iceland which we had the great pleasure of spending six weeks last year. If you choose this option, make sure that you contact Unnar of Reykjavik Rocks or just stop by to say hi  over lunch at his Icelandic Street Food. Unnar is the ultimate guide and has his finger on the pulse of all things Icelandic including restaurants, tours, and accommodations in Reykjavik and beyond.

Read more to learn how you can book your First Class Dream Trip.

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Points and Miles Request

Home Airport *
Philly
How Did You Hear About This?
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Do you have trip coming up? If not, what is your dream trip? Let us know how many people and where you want to visit. *
Belmont Farms
Italy
Iceland 
Japan 
Bali
How do you want to fly there?
First
How do you want to fly home?
First
How are you traveling?
Solo
How many airline miles or points do you currently have? Please list them out *
130,000 amex business platinum
46k American Airlines 
22k delta
Which Credit Cards Do You Have? *
  • Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
How many cards have you applied for in the last 24 months?
1
How much could you reasonably spend per month in total on credit cards?
$3000-$5000

First Class Flights to Iceland

We found a short list of flights to Iceland ringing up just over $14, 000. Finding points flights to Iceland is rather tricky considering that Iceland Air is not a rewards partner with anyone and does not accept transfer of points from other airlines.

First Class flight from Philly

Fly First Class to Iceland on Delta for 166k Points

We searched Delta and found that this trip would have to wait until Delta’s flight season to Iceland begins. At $2,325 for a Premium Select flight, travelling on points will cost you a stiff 166k points plus $65 which is giving you just $0.015 per point.

Fly First Class to Iceland on American for 115k Points

We searched again and found a $14, 606 American Airlines First Class flight going for  115k points. This option is only giving you $0.037 per point.

 

Fly First Class to Iceland on United for 90k Points

We searched United Airlines and by pushing the flight dates out to early June we were able to find an $8,500 flight going for 90k points giving you $0.094 per point.

To redeem this flight, sign up for a Chase Ink Business card and transfer your bonus miles through Chase Ultimate Rewards to book United.

First Class Flights to Bali

A First Class flight to Bali will set you back about $19,000. We found several flights going that way.

First Class flight from Philly

Fly First Class to Bali on Delta for 750k Points

We searched Delta and found an $11,700 flight for 750k points +$460 which you might call skyway robbery. We decided to carry on our search.

Fly First Class to Bali on American for 140k Points

Here we found a $26,615 flight on American Airlines going for 140k points giving you $0.19 per point but we think we can find a cheaper flight.

First Class flight from Philly

Fly Business Class to Bali on United for 93.5k Points

When we searched United Airlines, we found an $8,340 Business Class flight going for 93.5k points giving you $0.089 per point, a bit chintzy. This is much more reasonable than Delta’s offer.

You can redeem this flight by signing up for the Chase Inc Business card and using your 80k bonus sign up points to book through Chase Ultimate Rewards.

First Class Flights to the Amalfi Coast

First Class flights to the Amalfi Coast are pricing up to $10,000 and we found a few options to choose from. First Class flight from Philly

Fly First Class to the Amalfi Coast on Delta for 620k Points

We searched Delta and found a $10,000 First Class flight going for 620k points plus $74 giving you $0.02 per point. The amount of points required for this flight can only be described as exorbitant and we continued to search.

phl amalfi coast 39.5k

Fly First Class to the Amalfi Coast on Alitalia for 200k Points

Our initial search dates on Alitalia were sold out for points flights to the Amalfi Coast. We adjusted our search by day and found a $7,399.85 flight round trip First Class from 04 Feb – 11 Feb for 200k points plus e390. Even though this trip is giving you $0.037 per point, the number of points you use is insanely high.

To redeem this flight transfer your Amex points to Alitalia for an instant 1:1 ratio.

First Class flight from Philly

Fly First Class to the Amalfi Coast on American for 115k Points

We began our search on American Airlines for 12Feb-19Feb and found an $7,356 round trip First Class flight for 115k points.  This trip is only giving you $0.064 per point but costs a fraction of the points used on Alitalia.

To redeem this flight transfer your Amex points to one of the four Oneworld Alliance Partners to book for American Airlines.

Cheap First Class Flights to Japan

We found several First Class flights to Japan.

First Class flight from Philly

Fly First Class to Tokyo on American for 120k Points

We searched American Airlines and found a $25,175 flight going for 120k points giving you $0.21 per point which is pretty phenomenal points rate although a little high on the points required to book.

First Class flight from Philly

Fly First Class to Tokyo on United for 80k Points

When we searched United Airlines we found a great value with a $7,100 flight going for just 80k points giving you $0.089 per point. This option uses 25% fewer points than American.

You can redeem this flight using Chase Ink Business Preferred bonus points through the Chase Ultimate Portal.

First Class flight from Philly

First Class Flights to Belle Mont Farm

We searched Belle Mont Farm and only came up with one flight.

Fly to Belle Mont Farm on American for 50k Points

We searched American Airlines and we found a $1,537 flight for 50k points giving you $0.031 per point. The previous dream trip destinations require a large volume of points making Belle Mont an exceptional value at 50k.

To redeem this flight, use your American Airline points to book.

First Class flight from Philly

Based on the current cards you have, our recommendation is to get the Chase Ink Business Preferred, which has an 80k sign up bonus, easily enough points for a First Class flight to Tokyo, to Belle Mont with 30k points to spare, or a tremendous start on booking to Bali or Iceland. Easily transfer your points through Chase Ultimate Rewards to complete your booking.

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