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The Chase airline transfer partners are arguably the most accessible lineup for a credit card rewards program. Cardholders can easily book domestic and international flights with the best legacy and discount airlines. Here are the various airlines you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards® points to at a 1:1 ratio in 1,000-point increments without conversion fees.
List of Chase Airline Transfer Partners
Here are the current Chase airline transfer partners:
- Aer Lingus, AerClub
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- British Airways Executive Club
- Emirates Skywards
- Flying Blue Air France-KLM
- Iberia Plus
- JetBlue TrueBlue
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
- United Mileage Plus
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Three Chase-branded credit cards currently support 1:1 point transfers to the airlines:
The other cards without an annual fee in the Freedom and Ink Business card families earn Ultimate Rewards but don’t support direct point transfers. But you can move them to a Chase Sapphire account or an Ink Preferred account.
Aer Lingus AerClub
Aer Lingus is one of your best options for flying from the United States to Ireland and booking flights with Avios. Its distance-based flight redemptions can also help you get more mileage than a domestic carrier. The carrier-imposed fuel surcharges are also more affordable than many European airlines.
Air Canada Aeroplan
Redeeming Chase points to Aeroplan provides competitive award flight pricing for North American and international flights within the Star Alliance network. Its multi-city award flight pricing is also worth considering. You can also avoid fuel surcharges on partner flights.
British Airways Executive Club
British Airways lets you redeem Avios for flights to London and short-haul flights across Europe. However, you will want to keep an eye out for hefty fuel surcharges on transatlantic flights. This carrier can also indirectly use Chase points to fly on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, which are oneworld alliance members.
Emirates is well-known for its luxury suites experience that you can get a taste of on select routes to Europe for fewer points. Although, you can travel in style to Dubai with this carrier as well.
Flying Blue Air France-KLM
Flying Blue is an airline transfer partner with many competing credit card programs, which provides more ways to stack airline miles. The network is a great option for flights to the Caribbean and Europe. Its Promo Rewards section can help you find discounted award flights.
Consider Iberia to use Avios for award flights to Spain and Europe as a whole. You can also book award flights on oneworld partners like American Airlines too.
JetBlue is one of the three domestic Chase airline transfer partners. You may like flying in their Mint seats and enjoy competitive rates that can be better than a legacy carrier for the routes it serves across North America.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Consider Singapore Airlines for flights to Asia, but also for Star Alliance award flights. Flyers also like the ultra-luxury Singapore Suites class from the United States to Frankfurt as a unique premium cabin flight experience.
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
Southwest Airlines is an exclusive transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. This discount needs minimal introduction with its aggressive award flight pricing across the United States, to Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
Your point transfers won’t help you earn Companion Pass® status sooner as you must earn Rapid Rewards through qualifying purchases including with a co-brand Southwest Airlines credit card. One-way flights can also help you earn this award travel benefit.
United Mileage Plus
United Airlines offers the most extensive destinations for most cardholders. You can book United-operated flights with Star Alliance partner airlines. It can also be easier to avoid fuel surcharges on international flights.
In addition to the United Airlines and Chase Ultimate Rewards 1:1 partnership, you may also consider transferring Marriott Bonvoy points. United Airlines is a preferred transfer partner with this hotel loyalty program, and you can get 10% more points than with competing airlines.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Virgin Atlantic offers competitive flight options between the United States and Europe. You can fly on the carrier to London or book partner flights on Delta Air Lines. Just keep an eye out for fuel surcharges, but this airline can be an excellent alternative to British Airways.
There are additional ways to accumulate Virgin Red points to redeem across the various Virgin travel brands.
Who Are The Chase Hotel Transfer Partners?
Chase Ultimate Rewards also has three 1:1 hotel transfer partners:
Historically, hotel points are worth less than airline miles. You may consider these transfer partners when you don’t want to pay money for hotel stays, but it’s usually best to use them for award flights.
Should You Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Airlines?
Transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards to the airline partners is worth it when booking directly from the airline is a better redemption value than paying cash or going through the Ultimate Rewards portal.
Typically, it’s better to transfer when the redemption value is 1.5 cents or more as that’s the maximum value of each point through the Chase Ultimate Rewards booking portal.
Point transfer speeds are instant for most airlines, although it can take up to two days for transfers to Singapore Airlines.
Summary of Chase’s Airlines Transfer Partners
United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and JetBlue are the three domestic Chase airline transfer partners. Most users may use them for convenience, although there are many other options to book award flights through international carriers to fly directly on that airline or with an alliance partner where the award pricing can be more competitive.