EVA Air is a Taiwanese carrier based in Taipei. It flies to over 40 destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. In the United States, EVA Air flies to Houston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The airline will be expanding to Chicago in 2016.
EVA Air’s frequent flyer program is called Infinity MileageLands. Redemption rates are typically high, but the program offers some good deals for those interested in traveling within Asia.
If you have Citi ThankYou Points and were wondering some of the best ways to use them, here are a three great examples.
You can transfer your Citi ThankYou Points at a 1:1 ratio to Eva Air Infinity MileageLands Program.
1. See 2 Asian Cities and 3 Pacific Islands
EVA Air’s Infinity MileageLands program doesn’t provide many good options for award bookings, but it does have some solid options in Asia and allows 2 stop-overs and an open-jaw on Star Alliance award flights.
To see 3 islands and 2 Asian cities, you can fly round-trip in business class on United Airlines and Asiana for only 55,000 miles.
For example, you can start in Tokyo and stopover in Guam with Saipan as your destination. You can then open-jaw to Palau by using 12,500 United miles for an economy class flight. From Palau you can then fly to Seoul for your second stopover before returning to Tokyo.
2. Fly to Hawaii, Then Central America
If you want an exciting island adventure, you can fly round-trip in business class for 80,000 Eva miles to see Hawaii and 2 Caribbean islands.
For example, a possible routing: fly from San Francisco to St. Thomas with a stopover in Hawaii, then open-jaw to St. Maarten, and finally stopover in Toronto before returning to San Francisco. This loop hole in the routing allows you to see more for for less points.
3. Fly Around Europe
Another fun option with Eva Infinity MileageLand miles is to fly around Europe. For 30,000 miles in economy class or 55,000 miles in business class, you can see a few different cities in Europe.
Eva Air’s award chart includes both Iceland and Russia in Europe, so there are some great options.
A sample routing could include a flight from Istanbul to Rome (stopover) and then on to Frankfurt (destination). You could then open-jaw to Berlin before flying to Copenhagen (stopover) and back to Istanbul. This route would include flights on Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, and SAS.
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