70,000 Chase Ink Plus Business Card – What are good uses of Ultimate Rewards points?

Posted on October 3, 2014 by in Travel Deals

Apply for the 70,000 Chase Ink Plus here. Please note that approved applications will trigger a 10,000 points referral bonus for Mighty Media LLC.

The Chase Ink 70,000 offer is one of the best offer for Ultimate Rewards points I have ever seen. The normal sign-up bonus is just 50,000. This referral offer gets 70,000 for the applicant and 10,000 for the referrer. Since we posted the deal earlier this week, I have gotten a number of emails with questions about what you can do with it.

Here is my personal TOP 5 list!

1) Korean Air First Class from Africa to the US on the Airbus A380

Korean Air will introduce flights to Nairobi in 2015. The flight will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 but the leg from Seoul to Los Angeles is on an A380.

Both flights can be booked for 80,000 SKYPASS miles (Korean Air SKYPASS is a 1:1 Ultimate Rewards partner).

The 70,000 sign-up bonus will bring you just 10,000 points short of the 80,000 required. Keep in mind that by completing the minimum spend of $5,000, you will be just 5,000 points short.

Apply for the 70,000 Chase Ink Plus here

2) 4 nights at the Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas

My room at the Park Hyatt Macka Palas was probably one of the best I ever had so I reviewed the Park Hyatt Istanbul very favorably last year. Istanbul is a wonderful city with lots of things to see.

If you have already been to Istanbul, there are a number of other great hotels in Category 4/5 in the Hyatt award chart.

The 70,000 sign-up bonus will bring you just 10,000 points short of the 4-night Hyatt Gold Passport redemption of 80,000 points.

Apply for the 70,000 Chase Ink Plus here

3) A First Class ticket on Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer to Asia (One-Way)

Singapore Airlines has a fantastic first class product on their A380 and a great one on their 777ER aircraft. The A380 flies from New York to Frankfurt and from Los Angeles to Tokyo.

From San Francisco, the airline can get you to Hong Kong and Seoul. These flights will cost you just 70,125 points plus about $200 in fuel surcharges.

Apply for the 70,000 Chase Ink Plus here

4) A business class ticket to Bangkok (One-Way) using United MileagePlus

United MileagePlus was the default recommendation for anyone using Ultimate Rewards. There aren't so many great deals left. A good deal is still the business class to Southeast Asia (e.g. Bangkok) on one of the Star Alliance partners. ANA has a good lie-flat product (and very yummy Japanese catering!) My review for the ANA Business Class from Tokyo to San Jose last year shows how happy I was with it.

Apply for the 70,000 Chase Ink Plus here

5) Other good uses of Ultimate Rewards points

Since you can transfer to so many partners, there are a number of good uses:

– short haul flights on any Oneworld partner airline using BA Avios e.g. Tokyo to Nagasaki

– high-priced but low points redemptions using Marriott Rewards – for instance in Jakarta, Doha or Bahrain

Apply for the 70,000 Chase Ink Plus here

Picture credit http://bizclassdeals.com

If you like this post – subscribe via email or follow us on Twitter.

4 / 5 stars