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7 Places to Fly for Less than 30,000 Bilt Points

If you're a Bilt Rewards member we want to show you some of our favorite ways you can use our transfer partners to explore seven places this fall — for as little as 8,000 Bilt Points.

If you've never transferred points to a loyalty program before and want to learn the ropes, head over to the Flights or Hotel tab in the Bilt Rewards app to learn how.

Now let's look at destinations to book with your Bilt Points.

Hawaii

 

Starting at 7,500 points: Fly to Hawaii

 

Use the Unreal Turkish Miles&Smiles Sweetspot

Perhaps the best use of all points and miles in the world, Bilt transfer partner Turkish Miles&Smiles charges only 7,500 miles each way to fly economy on partner United from anywhere in the U.S. to Hawaii. Want to fly First Class to Hawaii on United? That's only 15,000 Turkish Miles each way.

 

Fly with Hawaiian Airlines

Say “Aloha” to a Hawaiian escape. With our partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, you can find round-trip award tickets from the West Coast to Hawaii starting at only 20,000 miles in economy.

Flights from Hawaiian Airlines' Central U.S. destinations start at 25,000 miles round-trip in economy and flights from the Eastern U.S. to Hawaii start at 30,000 miles round-trip in economy.

Arguably our favorite use of HawaiianMiles, for only 25,000 miles each way you can upgrade an economy ticket to First Class from anywhere in the US to Hawaii. If you catch a great fare on your economy ticket, the ability to spend so few miles for the First Class experience across the Pacific is a fantastic value. Upgrade space does need to be available, so be sure to constantly check your itinerary and call HawaiianMiles to look for space.

Miami

Starting at 17,500 points: Fly business class to Miami

American Airlines has been flying wide-body planes like the Boeing 777 to Miami for the duration of the pandemic. You can now book yourself a lie-flat seat in business class for as little as 17,500 American miles one-way.

Stay at the chicest hotels, sunbathe on the white sand beaches and live it up with all that South Beach's nightlife has to offer. With a luxurious weekend planned, you might as well travel there in style with our Bilt transfer partner, American Airlines.

Caribbean

Starting at 25,000 points: Fly round-trip from the U.S. to the Caribbean

Bilt Rewards partner American Airlines has plenty of destinations to visit in the Caribbean, with round-trip economy flights starting at only 25,000 miles.

Using the American Award Map tool, you can input your home airport and how many miles you want to spend in order to find destinations you can fly to on an award ticket.

Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and St. Lucia are all bookable for under 30,000 Bilt Points by transferring to our partner American Airlines. Make sure to check COVID-19 entry requirements when traveling abroad and as always, you'll need a valid U.S. Passport.

Anywhere in the United States

Starting at 8,000 points: Book a JetBlue domestic flight

Bilt Rewards partnership with Emirates Skywards allows you to book flights on their partner airline, JetBlue. Emirates charges miles based on the distance of the JetBlue flight you want to take. Check out the JetBlue award chart here on Emirates' site to calculate how many Bilt Points you'll need to transfer.

When it comes to booking your JetBlue flight anything 0-3,000 miles in length will require less than 30,000 Skywards miles and JetBlue flights between 2,000-3,000 miles in length will require about 26,000 Emirates Skywards miles. All flights are based on the length of the JetBlue flight you want to book, so many sure to check out the flight map.

Paris

Starting at 22,000 points: One-way to Paris

Bilt Rewards transfer partner Flying Blue is the loyalty program of Air France, KLM, and other airlines. With Europe announcing the likelihood to reopen to Americans later this summer, you'll only need 22,000 Flying Blue miles for a one-way flight to Paris like this example search from New York JFK to Paris:

After just a few months of paying rent, you'll have the opportunity to re-book that European vacation you've been putting off.

Mexico City

Starting at 29,000 points: Round-trip to Mexico City

Booking with Bilt Rewards transfer partner Flying Blue, you can utilize their SkyTeam Alliance members AeroMexico and Delta to fly to Mexico City. Until lately, the city - now commonly referred to as CDMX - flew under the radar for American tourists. Over the last few years, however, the city has gained massive popularity for the cultural outings you can take from the city as well the bustling dining scene with Michelin-starred restaurants.

 

Book your tickets to Mexico's capital by going to AirFrance.com — log into your Flying Blue account and search for award tickets.

United Kingdom

Starting at 20,000 points: Fly to the UK

With any luck, European countries will continue to lift travel bans for Americans. That's great news as Bilt Rewards partner Virgin Points only charges as little as 20,000 points to fly round-trip in Economy Classic from the Northeast to the UK.

Lower point flights are during standard season, so be sure to check the dates calendar on the Virgin Atlantic website.

Flights from the Midwest and South to the UK start at 25,000 points round-trip and flights from the West Coast to the UK start at 30,000 points round-trip in Economy Classic.

Bottom Line

We've only scratched the surface here in introducing the power of Bilt Points to take you on your next vacation. Keep checking the Bilt Rewards app for new content every week that shows you how to get maximum value just by paying your rent.

 

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