There is one way to book a trip to Hawaii that is unbelievably cheap and also quite hard to find. Are you up to it? What if I told you that you could get a roundtrip ticket to Hawaii for 15k miles? Are you willing to put in the work to make it happen? It all takes place by booking a United flight on Turkish Airlines. They are both a part of the Star Alliance which makes this possible. You have to book with Turkish Miles though.
Luckily, the Capital One Venture Cards and the Citi ThankYou Cards have Turkish Airlines as a travel partner! So your first step is to get the Capital One Venture X Card, the Capital One Venture Card, or the Citi Premier Card and collect those Turkish Miles. Then you’ll be ready to start searching for those roundtrip tickets to Hawaii for 15K miles.
Sign in to your Turkish Airlines Account. Hit the drop-down menu under your name and click on “miles transactions”.
The screen that comes up next will look like this and you will want to click on the “book now” button under Star Award Alliance Ticket.
Put in the dates you want to fly. I think it is easier to find one-way tickets than a roundtrip. Additionally, you have more luck, if you look at United first and put in flights that show economy saver flights. I picked November 14th as my date to leave Denver.
I found two flights that day for 7500 Turkish Miles and the first one is a nonstop flight! Score! Let me tell you, I was so excited!!
Okay, that was lucky – my first time doing this and I found availability. How about a return flight? Can I find that? My first attempt at coming back on the 19th came back empty. I changed to the 21st and Bingo! I found my roundtrip ticket to Hawaii for 15K from Denver!!
Business-class seats run for only 12,500 per ticket one-way but they are difficult to find. I need to spend some time figuring that out still.
You can’t just book another person at the same time you book your ticket. This is the message I got when trying to book two. It appears that they have to verify you first before you can book for others.
You may not find availability on the Turkish Airlines site but it may be available. Say what? If you can find a saver seat on United, you should be able to book a ticket on Turkish Airlines.
Here is what I did:
The very best redemption to Hawaii has got to be using Turkish Miles to fly a United flight for 15,000 miles roundtrip. A roundtrip ticket to Hawaii for 15K miles – unbelievable! It took a little work to get it done but it will be easier the next time I do it. I heartily recommend the email route. Want a PDF to save to your computer that explains it all and a sample email I sent them? Click here to get that delivered to your email.
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