The United States is one of the most diverse, remarkable landscapes in the World, and sometimes I can get caught up in exploring other countries, when in reality, our country is plenty beautiful on its own.
So for this Life, Tailored Credit Card Consult, we got a subscriber asking us for the cheapest way to from Seattle to Des Moines, IA.
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|Home Aiport *|
|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. *|
Des Moines, Iowa
|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 *|
|Which Credit Cards Do You Have? *|
There are no direct flights from SEA to DMS so to find the best flights, we sorted by the shortest duration.
The two carriers we found were United and Delta, so now let’s look at how many miles it costs for each to find you the best value.
12k Miles on Delta
Delta’s lowest flight option is 12k miles with Economy.
First is 59,500 miles
The thing is, Delta is all over the board, with some Basic Flights clocking in at 19k miles.
12.5k Miles on United
United award chart shows us:
12.5k miles for Saver in Economy
50k miles for Business, Everyday Award
Depending on the flight you choose, United can be as cheap as 12.5k miles or as expensive as 29k miles. All based on the stopovers you make.
Our Recommendation: United via Aeroplan
Since you mentioned that you have 50k Venture Miles, it means you can’t transfer directly to United or Delta BUT you can transfer your miles to Aeroplan and redeem United flights.
Capitol One Venture miles transfer at a 2:1.5 ratio, so that means for a 12.5k mile flight, you will need to transfer 16,625 Capital One miles each way. Read more about the Capital One Venture Card Review.
- 80k welcome bonus (enough for almost 4 roundtrip flights)
- Just $95 annual fee
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