Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to Airline Partners

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Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points can be a fantastic value when transferred to affiliated airlines and redeemed for award flights. Currently Chase has 9 airline transfer partners with at least one airline belonging to either Star Alliance, SkyTeam, or Oneworld.

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The first step is to make sure you have a frequent flier account with the airline you are transferring points to. If you don’t have an account, visit the airlines website and create one. Airline frequent flier accounts are free and only take a few minutes to create.

To begin transferring your Chase UR points, first login into your account here:

Once in the Chase Ultimate Rewards dashboard, click ‘Transfer to Travel Partners’ in from the navigation bar. All Chase UR points transfer to an airline program in increments of 1,000 at a 1 to 1 ratio.

Most transfers of Chase UR points happen immediately; however, a couple take longer. Make sure to plan accordingly as award space can quickly disappear.

Click the airline program you wish to transfer to from the list.

First select the recipient of the transfer from the drop-down menu. You may only transfer Chase UR points to yourself and one additional household member. If it is your first time transferring to the selected airline program, Chase will prompt you to add your account number for the airline program.

Type in the number of Chase UR points you want to transfer to the airline, the amount is automatically set to increments of 1,000. If you need 4,500 British Airways Avios to book an award, you will have to transfer 5,000 Chase UR points and the remaining 500 points will stay in your Executive Club account for later use.

On the final page, double check all the information including amount transferred and the airline frequent flier number before hitting ‘Confirm and Submit.’ One the transfer is complete, it cannot be undone.

Chase Ultimate Reward points are great because of their flexibility. Thanks to a large network of airline transfer partners, you should be able to book a flight on almost any non-low cost airline because of alliances and partnerships.

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  1. “…you may transfer to one additional household member…” — where are you seeing this? I thought you could only transfer to yourself and/or another authorized user of the card. Is this what you meant?

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