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7 Ways To Maximize 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Family Travel

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With the increasing demand and costs for travel, it’s more expensive than ever for people to set off on their desired trips. This holds particularly true for families booking multiple airline tickets and securing the right accommodations to suit everyone’s needs.  

Fortunately, taking advantage of travel rewards, such as Chase Ultimate Rewards points, can greatly reduce the financial impact of costly expenses that can strain your travel budget. 

Today, we’ll highlight 7 ways to maximize 75,000 Ultimate Rewards points and make the most of the Chase Sapphire® Preferred Card for you and your family.

How To Redeem 75k Ultimate Rewards Points for Family Travel

Chase Ultimate Rewards points offer a wide range of redemption options, including gift cards, statement credits, and booking trips through the Chase Travel portal. Though for the most value, you’ll want to consider transferring your points to one of the Chase airline and hotel partners.

We’ll demonstrate this with some redemption examples below with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

1. 4 One-Way Tickets to Madrid in Economy (Iberia Plus, British Airways Executive Club) — $2,000+ Value

Iberia’s off-peak awards offer an incredibly affordable option for flying to Europe with points. The airline’s 34,000 Avios one-way business class award rates during off-peak dates from Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), or Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Madrid (MAD) is a highly regarded option.

However, if you need to get the whole family to Spain, the Iberia Plus loyalty program has extremely competitive award rates for economy tickets.

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Iberia’s economy class. Image Credit:

A family of 4 can fly to Spain in November for a total of 68,000 Avios (or 17,000 Avios one-way per person) and a total of $340 in taxes and fees in economy.

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You won’t find a better deal to Spain. Image Credit: British Airways

If you need more than 4 seats or want to book a return flight and don’t have enough points, you can transfer points to Iberia from a number of other transferrable points programs. These include American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy.

Hot Tip:

Avios is the shared points currency of British Airways, Qatar Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus, but you can’t move points to (or from) Iberia Plus within 90 days of joining. Read our ultimate guide on how to transfer Avios between each account.

2. Travel to London With the Whole Family on Virgin Atlantic (Virgin Atlantic Flying Club) — $1,600+ Value

Virgin Atlantic offers highly competitive award rates for flights from the U.S. to London. If you’re looking forward to taking the whole family to London for a Taylor Swift concert (like me) or simply want to visit the U.K.’s capital city with the family in tow, you can usually get these economy tickets for 12,000 to 15,000 Flying Club points during off-peak travel times.

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Virgin Atlantic is an excellent option for traveling across the pond, especially with its low award rates. Image Credit: Juan Ruiz

In addition, Chase occasionally provides a transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic, allowing you to obtain one-way tickets from the U.S. to London for less than 10,000 points.

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Fly from the U.S. East Coast to London for less than 10,000 points! Image Credit: Virgin Atlantic

This is a great opportunity for the entire family to save on flights to Europe.

You can take the entire family — including grandparents — to London. For example, as of this writing, you can book up to 6 one-way tickets between the East Coast and London this spring for less than 75,000 points.

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The entire family can fly to London with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card’s 75,000-point bonus offer. Image Credit: Virgin Atlantic

Although Virgin Atlantic often adds high fees to tickets, it is quite impressive to use the 75,000-point bonus offer from the Chase Sapphire Preferred card to fly 6 (or more) loved ones to Europe.

Hot Tip:

Limited-time promotions and welcome offers aren’t the only way to earn Virgin Atlantic miles. Read our guide to the best ways of earning Flying Club points!

3. Fly From the West Coast to Hawaii (British Airways Executive Club) — $1,200+ Value

Hawaii ranks as a popular travel destination for a lot of Americans. Flying to the Hawaiian islands can be quite pricey, and once you arrive, you might be surprised by the high costs. One approach to reducing such costs to Hawaii is to redeem British Airways Avios for flights departing the West Coast.

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A trip to Hawaii is always a good idea. Image Credit: Stella Shon

Flights to Hawaii from the West Coast typically cover a distance of 2,001 to 3,000 miles, placing them in Zone 4 on the British Airways Executive Club award chart.

Before British Airways increased award prices on both American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, you could fly round-trip from the West Coast to Hawaii for 26,000 Avios. While that rate no longer exists, you can still book numerous round-trip tickets to paradise for as little as 32,000 Avios per person.

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If you can position yourself to the West Coast, you can book flights to/from Hawaii for only 32,000 Avios round-trip. Image Credit: British Airways

In addition, remember that British Airways Avios are easy to earn. Because the airline partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Capital One Miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy, you can transfer points to British Airways and book additional tickets for the rest of the family.

American Express, Capital One, and Chase transfer instantly at a 1:1 ratio, while Marriott Bonvoy points transfer in about 1 day at a 3:1 ratio. You’ll get a 5,000 Avios bonus for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points you transfer.

In addition to its transfer partners, British Airways offers a co-branded credit card — the British Airways Visa Signature® Card from Chase. The welcome offer on this card is typically high, helping you to rack up Avios quickly.

Hot Tip:

Read our extensive guide on the best ways to fly to Hawaii with points and miles.

4. Miami to the Caribbean or Cancun From 8,250 Avios (British Airways Executive Club) — $2,500+ Value

Continuing with a similar theme due to its highly useful distance-based award chart, you can explore a different tropical destination that is a bit closer to home using British Airways Avios. Transferring Avios from Chase Ultimate Rewards lets you easily plan a trip to the Caribbean or Cancun.

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Avios can be used to book flights to the Caribbean from Miami, with prices starting at 8,250 Avios. Image Credit: Juan Ruiz

You can take the whole family on an American Airlines flight from Miami to many Caribbean islands or to Cancun for as little as 8,250 Avios. You will have nearly enough Avios to book 5 round-trip tickets from Miami to the Caribbean or Cancun at a round-trip cost of 16,500 Avios per person.

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Rates to Cancun or the Caribbean from Miami start at 8,250 Avios one-way per person. Image Credit: British Airways

Thanks to British Airways’ distance-based award chart, you’ll only pay 8,250 Avios one-way because these destinations are 650 miles or less from Miami. On most award redemptions, taxes range from $5.60 to $50.

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Thanks to British Airways’ distance-based award chart, you can get a steal of a deal when booking flights to the Caribbean or Mexico from Miami. Image Credit: British Airways

5. 2-Night Stay at a Hyatt AIl-Inclusive Resort (World of Hyatt) — $2,300+ Value

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, all-inclusive resorts are a great option to leave your worries behind. Hyatt has a selection of all-inclusive brands where you can redeem Hyatt points.

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A stay at the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana resort is a great way to redeem your Chase points. Image Credit: Juan Ruiz

For those planning a family vacation, you can book dozens of all-inclusive, family-friendly resorts using World of Hyatt points transferred from your Chase Ultimate Rewards account.

Free night awards at World of Hyatt all-inclusive resorts start at 12,000 points per night for double occupancy, and additional points are needed for each person per night.

For instance, a family of 4 can secure a Sun Club Junior Suite Ocean Front Double at the family-friendly Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa for 31,000 points per night.

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75,000 points can cover a 2-night family vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. Image Credit: Hyatt

If you play your cards right, you can book 2 nights at a Hyatt all-inclusive resort with 75,000 points and still have points to spare.

Since all meals, beverages, and entertainment are included in the price of your stay at all-inclusive resorts, this redemption approach allows you to get a great deal out of your points.

6. Book Qatar Airways Qsuites Between the U.S. and Doha and Beyond (British Airways Executive Club) — $3,000+ Value

Pricing for Qatar Airways’s famed Qsuites flights has dropped sharply ever since the airline began sharing the Avios currency with British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.

Although Qatar Airways Privilege Club is not a direct transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, you can book the ultra-long-haul business class ticket in Qsuites by transferring Avios between British Airways and Qatar Airways accounts at a 1:1 rate.

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Qatar Airways Qsuites is arguably the best business class in the world. Image Credit: Juan Ruiz

On nonstop flights from the United States to Doha (DOH), a one-way ticket in Qsuites will cost you 70,000 Avios plus about $100 in taxes and fees.

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You can transfer 70,000 points to Qatar or British Airways and book Qsuites. Image Credit: Qatar Airways

Considering that the one-way business class ticket to Doha can cost up to $10,000 in cash, utilizing your points in this manner would result in a massive redemption value of roughly 15 cents per point.

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Considering the cash cost for Qsuites can be very expensive, this is a great way to maximize your points. Image Credit: Qatar Airways

75,000 points might only be enough for 1 person to enjoy Qsuites, but there are many ways to earn Avios and book this ‘bucket list’ flight for the whole family.

I strategized by applying for numerous travel credit cards that also allowed me to transfer points to British Airways and Qatar Airways. After meeting minimum spend requirements, I accumulated enough points to secure 4 one-way Qsuites tickets between Miami and Doha.

Hot Tip:

Some of these programs occasionally run transfer bonuses that increase the transfer rate by up to 40%, allowing you to save a lot of points when booking multiple Qsuites tickets during one of these Avios transfer bonus opportunities.

7. Cheap Southwest Airlines Tickets (Southwest Rapid Rewards) — $1,200+ Value

Southwest Airlines is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. The points you earn through the Rapid Rewards program are only valid on Southwest flights.

We value Southwest Rapid Rewards points at approximately 1.3 cents each, so 75,000 points are worth $975 in tickets if fully redeemed with the low-cost carrier (which we do not recommend you do). This would result in a decent amount of free flights attained through points.

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Southwest’s low fares mean you could buy a lot of flights with 75,000 Chase points. Image Credit: Southwest Airlines

What’s extraordinary is that if you have a Southwest Companion pass, you can use it to redeem Rapid Rewards points for max value — and bring along your chosen companion (yes, even on award tickets!) for just the price of taxes and fees.

Hot Tip:

You can cancel Southwest tickets before departure at no fee, so you don’t risk anything for booking tickets with points.

Final Thoughts

There are endless ways to take advantage of 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

All our choices involved transferring points to airline or hotel partners such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and World of Hyatt. That’s because this way of redeeming points usually yields the most value for your points.

There is some value in using the Chase Travel portal to redeem points directly (at a fixed rate) for flights, hotels, car rentals, activities, or cruises. However, most of the time, transferring points to one of Chase’s transfer partners will usually get you the best value.

If you haven’t gotten the card yet, now might be a great opportunity to boost your Chase Ultimate Rewards balance and start planning your next family vacation using your points.

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About Juan Ruiz

Juan has extensive experience in writing and editing content related to credit cards, loyalty programs, and travel. He has been honing his expertise in this field for over a decade. His work has been featured in various prestigious publications, such as USA Today, CNN Underscored, Forbes and The Points Guy. Juan is the visionary behind JetBetter, a premier award booking concierge service.

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