See the list of Chase Ultimate Rewards airline and hotel partners and the value of point transfer with each partner.
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If you are serious about maximizing your Ultimate Rewards points, then you’ll want to take a deep dive into Chase’s list of travel partners.
If you own a premium Ultimate Rewards card – including the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card – then you have the option to transfer points to 13 outside loyalty programs – including ten airline partners and three hotel partners – at a 1:1 rate. This list includes several major airlines – such as United and Southwest Airlines – giving you a lot of options for travel.
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|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card|
Why should you get it?
The Chase Sapphire Preferred card offers a huge 60,000-point bonus and a 25% bonus on travel redemptions through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. Also – with bonus points on travel and dining purchases and no foreign transaction fee – it makes a great travel companion.
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As you can see from the chart below, point transfer is a convenient and valuable option. Most transfers take place instantaneously, and you can get a very high return on your points if you have the patience and flexibility to find an available seat or hotel room that falls within the sweet spot of a loyalty program’s rewards chart:
Ultimate Rewards airline partners
|Transfer Time||Point Value|
|Singapore Airlines||Same day||2.36 cents|
|Iberia Plus||Instant||1.7 cents|
|Southwest Airlines||Instant||1.6 cents|
|JetBlue Airlines||Instant||1.53 cents|
|United Airlines||Instant||1.52 cents|
|British Airways||Instant||1.4 cents|
|Emirates Skywards||Instant||1.1 cents|
|Air France/KLM||Instant||1 cent|
|Aer Lingus||Instant||1 cent|
|Virgin Atlantic||Instant||0.8 cent|
Ultimate Rewards hotel partners
|Transfer Time||Point Value|
|World of Hyatt||Instant||2 cents|
|Marriott Bonvoy||2 days||0.8 cent|
|IHG||1 day||0.55 cent|
Which means, you’ll want to take extra care to check availability before you transfer your points – since your point transfer is non-reversible, you may find yourself stuck if the seat disappears before you have a chance to book your rewards flight.
Airline alliances can take you almost anywhere
Your flight options extend beyond the list of airlines partners above. Several of Chase’s airline partners are part of an airline alliance, giving you access to an even wider network of airlines. Using the rewards charts and rules of a particular airline’s loyalty program, you can use your points to book flights on any of the partners within that airline’s alliance.
Ultimate Rewards airline alliances
|British Airways||Oneworld Alliance|
|Singapore Airlines||Star Alliance|
|Iberia Plus||oneworld Alliance|
|United Airlines||Star Alliance|
|Air France/KLM||SkyTeam Alliance|
|Aer Lingus||oneworld Alliance|
|Virgin Atlantic||oneworld Alliance|
As you can see from the chart below, these three alliances cover most of the world’s airlines, which means you have the potential to find rewards seats practically any place you want to travel:
Airlines in each alliance
|Star Alliance Airlines||Oneworld Alliance Airlines||SkyTeam Alliance Airlines|
|ANA||American Airlines||Aeroflot Russian Airlines|
|Asiana||British Airways||Aero Mexico|
|Austrian||Cathay Pacific Airways||Air Europa|
|Avianca in Brazil||Iberia||Alitalia|
|Brussels Airlines||Japan Airlines||China Airlines|
|Copa Airlines||LATAM Airlines||China Eastern|
|Croatia Airlines||Malaysia Airlines||China Southern|
|Ethiopian Airline||Qatar Airways||Delta|
|EVA Airways||S7 Airlines||Kenya Airways|
|LOT Polish Airlines|
|South African Airways|
Learn the guidelines for each transfer partner
Finding the best partner to transfer your points to can be a tricky affair. Not only do you have to deal with blackout dates, seating limitations and complicated rewards charts, but loyalty programs (especially airline programs) often come with a dense list of guidelines that limit how you can use your rewards. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of each program – e.g., whether you can book one-way and open-jaw tickets, routing restrictions, hidden costs and fees (many airlines include fuel surcharges that can equal the cost of your airfare) – to find the best value for your rewards.