By: Jeff Brownson
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From the luxury resorts and beautiful beaches of Koh Samui to the street markets and elephant adventures in Chiang Mai to the amazing food and bustling atmosphere of Bangkok, Thailand is a country that has something for everyone.
Khao Lak Beach Resort
Once on the ground, things are generally inexpensive but, for those of us in the United States, it’s quite far away. Getting there can get pricey, especially if you want to fly in business or first class. Staying at that luxury hotel overlooking the beach isn’t cheap either.
Luckily, we have a better way to travel for less.
Miles and points can get us to Thailand in comfort and make sure we are ready for fun when we arrive. Points can even pay for your hotels if you need that special luxury stay. With miles and points, taking a trip to Thailand can be cheaper than you think.
Here are 5 great ideas for using miles and points to get to Thailand that will help jump-start your planning.
1) Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles
Using your Alaska Mileage Plan miles to fly on Cathay Pacific takes the least amount of miles to get to Thailand in every class of service. You will need 60,000 miles to fly round-trip in economy class, 100,000 miles for business class, and 140,000 miles for first class.
In comparison, United will charge you 140,000 miles to fly just one way in first class with one of their Star Alliance partners.
Using Alaska miles on Cathay Pacific is a great deal to fly an amazing airline!