Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) are some of the most valuable credit card points you can earn. One of the best ways to use these points is to redeem them for flights in premium cabins. While you do get a small bonus of 1.25 or 1.5 cents per point when booking travel through the Chase portal, you'll get a much better value for these points by transferring them to an airline partner program and then booking the flight with airline miles.
In this guide, we'll show you step-by-step directions on how to transfer your Chase points to airline partners. We'll also let you know which cards are eligible for such transfers, which airline programs you can transfer the points to, and how long it takes for the transfer to take place.
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Which Chase Cards Allow Points to be Transferred to Airline Partners?
First, you'll need to make sure that you hold a card that has transferrable points. Only the following three cards allow Chase Ultimate Rewards points to be transferred to airline frequent flyer programs. By doing this, you'll gain maximum value for your points when redeeming them for flights.
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Chase Sapphire Preferred®
Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card
What Airline Partners Can I Transfer Chase Points to?
Chase has 10 airline partners to which you can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points. Some programs are better than others, which we highlight as our blue-chip airline programs. However, there can also be value in some of the other transfer partners depending on where you are looking to travel. All programs transfer at a 1:1 ratio and require you to transfer in 1,000 point increments (i.e. 1,000 Chase points = 1,000 airline miles). Here's the full list:
Once you complete the following steps, your points should transfer instantaneously for nearly all airline programs. However, there are two programs to watch out for, where transfer times can take up to 48 hours.
Air France/KLM Flying Blue: 1 hour
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer: up to 48 hours
If you have a flight in mind, it's always best to put your flight on hold before making the transfer to ensure that your flight will still be available by the time the transfer clears. We're here to assist you with this process so feel free to start a chat with one of our award travel experts.
Follow These Steps to Transfer Chase Points to Airline Miles
If you have multiple Chase cards, choose which card you’d like to use to transfer the points. (Note: Only Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Chase Sapphire Preferred®, and Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card holders can transfer points.)
You can also combine points from other cards to one of these cards by selecting the "Combine Points" option in the menu drop down.
Step 3: Navigate to Transfer to Travel Partners
Click the menu drop down in the upper left corner (three lines) and then click “Transfer to Travel Partners”
Step 4: Choose Which Airline Program for the Transfer
Click on the program you wish to transfer your points to.
Step 5: Enter Your Frequent Flyer Number
Choose the recipient and enter your member ID number.
Step 6: Enter the Number of Points to Transfer
Transfers must be made in 1,000 point increments.
Step 7: Review Details, Confirm, & Submit
Click on “Confirm & Submit”. All set! It’s that easy:)
* Note that once points are transferred to the airline, they cannot be transferred back to Chase.
Where Can I Fly with Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?
Since its airline partners cover every alliance, you'll be able to book flights just about anywhere with your Chase points. We've identified the best three partners to be Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club due to the lush cabins available and redemption value you can get by booking flights through these programs.
And you're not limited to flying on the particular airline you transfer points to. All of these airline programs also allow you to redeem points on their partner airlines, which is often an exceptional value. If you need help finding available flights or just want some advice on how to best utilize your points, contact our points experts and start up a chat. We'll be glad to assist you with booking your dream trip.
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