Today we are helping a client fly to the Philippines for 80k points. We loved Manila for its mix of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers. Our stay at The Bay Leaf Intramuros was nothing short of stellar with luxurious accommodations and amazing cuisine. This property, located within the city walls, made it easy for us to explore the city.
Read more to learn how you can fly to the Philippines for 80k points.
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Points and Miles Request
|Home Airport *|
|How Did You Hear About This?|
|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. *|
I’m going to the Philippines next month but I’m trying to avoid layovers in China due to the corona virus. I would prefer to fly business class if I don’t have to use up a lot of points.
|How do you want to fly there?|
Economy / Cheapest
|How do you want to fly home?|
Economy / Cheapest
|How are you traveling?|
|How many airline miles or points do you currently have? Please list them out *|
120,000 UR points
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|How many cards have you applied for in the last 24 months?|
|How much could you reasonably spend per month in total on credit cards?|
Cheap Flights to Manila
We found many flights to the Philippines without a stopover in China, as requested. We are highlighting the United Airlines flight.
Fly to Manila for 174k Points on Delta
We began our search with Delta Airlines which offered a number of flights with Economy availability. This $900 ticket goes for 174k points giving you a measly $0.005 per point for an Economy ticket. We discarded this prospect and continued searching.
Fly to Manila for 92k Points on KLM
Searching KLM found us a better rate than Delta. The 92k points is reasonable however the steep €182 fee prompted us to continue our search.
Fly to Manila for 85k Points on Korean Air
Korean Air offered better alternatives and the 42.5 each way. On this $632 Economy flight you are getting a measly $0.014 per point. We think we can do better.
Fly to Manila for 80k Points on United
We searched United Airlines and were fortunate enough to find a $632 flight going for a cool 80k points round trip with a nominal fee. This option is giving you $0.008 per point. This option is a better value given the savings of 5k points each plus the huge difference in fees.
To redeem this flight, simply transfer points through your Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.
How to Get 60k More Points to Use on United
Based on the current cards you have, our recommendation is to get the Chase Sapphire Preferred, which has a 60k point sign up bonus with a $4,000 spend within the first 3 months, to apply on your round trip flight to Manila.
How to Get 100k More Points to Use
Based on the current cards you have, our recommendation is to get The Platinum Card from American Express, which currently offers a 60k welcome bonus after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months. See if you’re able to get a 100k welcome bonus through CardMatch, easily enough points for a round-trip flight to Manila with points to spare.
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