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Award Redemption Chase points from SFO-Spain

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Eman, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Eman

    Eman Reader


    I'm planning a trip to Spain, but not sure what the best way would be using Chase points. I have ~160k in Chase points split between two credit cards. I'm assuming I'll need to combine them before transferring over to an airline? Doesn't seem like I have too many options using Chase points for flight redemptions to Spain. British Airways have hefty fees, but perhaps Iberia? I've done redemption using Singapore Airlines, but tough with Europe.

    Very appreciative for any info. Thank you.
  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    If both cards have an annual fee then no, you don't have to combine them first though that might be easier. But if one of the cards is a no-fee card like the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited then, yes, you'll need to combine them first by moving them to one of the Sapphire or Ink cards.

    As for using your tickets for Spain, check out the Google Doc in this post from Frequent Miler:

    The post is old but the Google Doc is kept up-to-date. Then you can filter on Ultimate Rewards to show you a list of transfer partners. Singapore Airlines is part of the Star Alliance like United, so if you found award space on United you could transfer to either of those (whichever requires fewer miles). Or you could transfer to Korean for flights on Delta. Or, yes, to BA for flights on Iberia.

    Let us know if you have more questions.