New Zealand is an absolute dream trip. We loved our time there enjoying the unique landscape with its amazing flora and fauna. Today we are helping a couple book their incredible Dream Trip to New Zealand for 40k points.
Keep reading to learn how you can book your flight from IAH to AKL for just 40k points.
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Home Aiport* Houston 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.* Dream Trip to 1)New Zealand
How do you want to fly there? Economy / Cheapest How do you want to fly home? Economy / Cheapest How are you traveling? Couple How many airline miles or points do you currently have? Please list them out* 70,000 Chase Sapphire Preferred
60,000 American Express Platinum Card
Which Credit Cards Do You Have?*
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Platinum Card® from American Express
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
Cheap Flights from IAH to AKL
We found multiple flights to New Zealand leaving from Houston, and looking at those flight times of 15 – 25 hours, it’s a long long flight and very expensive.
The cheapest flight on our list is $2,790 making this flight plan the perfect way to redeem your points.
This flight rings up at $2824.
Houston to New Zealand for 226.2k Points on Qantas
We started our search with a land down under airline, Qantas, since it is in the Oceania basin. We were sorely disappointed to find this $1043 flight requires 226.2k points and is only giving you $0.005. This sounds more like a nightmare than a dream.
Houston to New Zealand for 198k Points on American
On our next search, we checked out American Airlines. Their flight at $2358 on a 198k return points trip is giving you paltry $0.013. Not much better than Qantas and certainly not acceptable.
Houston to New Zealand for 40k Points on United
On our third search we found this sweet United Airlines $2990 flight for a round-trip total of 80k points giving you $0.036 per point. This flight is mint!
To redeem this flight simply transfer your points through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
How to Get 80k United Points
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 for your round-trip flight. Easily transfer your points through Chase Ultimate Rewards to complete your booking.
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