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Fly to Hawaii for 7,500 Bilt Points

Frequent flier programs have what we call 'sweet spot’ redemptions where the amount of miles required for a flight is an insanely good deal.

One sweet spot you need to know about is courtesy of Bilt Rewards partner Turkish Miles&Smiles. The program only charges you 7,500 Turkish miles to book a flight on their partner, United Airlines, for any flight from the lower 48 U.S. states to Hawaii. Here is an example of a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu with a layover in Los Angeles:

It doesn’t matter where you depart from in the lower 48 states and if you have to make a connection, your flight to a tropical paradise will only cost you 7,500 miles for an economy seat.

Here are the things you need to know when booking your flight to Hawaii for 7,500 miles:

  • You need to log in to your Turkish Miles&Smiles account on in order to search for flights that have an award seat available.

  • United only makes limited seats available for booking via their partner Turkish. You may need to have flexible travel dates in order to find a seat.

  • Turkish technically only charges 15,000 miles for a one-way first-class seat, but United rarely lets you book that seat with a partner airline like Turkish

To find a travel date, log in to your Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles account and click “Miles Transactions” under your name.

At the top of this page, you’ll see the link to book a Star Alliance award ticket which leads you to the search engine where you can input your origin, destination, and desired travel date to look for an award seat.

Once you find a seat, all you have to do is link your Turkish Miles&Smiles account to your Bilt Rewards account in the Bilt Rewards app under the ‘flights’ tab and then transfer your Bilt points.

Bilt Points should show up within a few minutes of transferring. You can then book your flight to paradise and start to make that dream itinerary. Even without any miles in your Turkish account, you can call Miles&Smiles at 1-800-874-8875 and put an award itinerary on hold for 72 hours, allowing you time to transfer your Bilt Points.

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