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Chase Ultimate Rewards can be transferred to 9 different airline partners. While this is fewer than the total number of American Express Membership Rewards airline transfer partners, it provides access to some great airline partners that are not a part of Membership Rewards. There is no one-size-fits-all program, but Chase Ultimate Rewards comes the closest for us.

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Airline Transfer Partners

Partner ProgramTime for Points to Transfer
Aer Lingus AerClub (Avios)Instantly
Air France/KLM Flying BlueInstantly
British Airways Executive Club (Avios)Instantly
Iberia Plus (Avios)Instantly
JetBlue TrueBlueInstantly
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1 Day
Southwest Rapid RewardsInstantly
United MileagePlusInstantly
Virgin Atlantic Flying ClubInstantly
All points transfer at a ratio of 1:1 in 1,000-point increments

The highlights for Chase Ultimate Rewards are United, Southwest, and Singapore.

Chase Ultimate Rewards has other transfer partners, including one of our favorites with Hyatt and the World of Hyatt program.

How Can You Earn Ultimate Rewards

The easiest mechanism to earn Ultimate Rewards is through everyday use of a credit card linked to an Ultimate Rewards earning account. The following list includes both personal and business credit cards:

Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of our favorite travel rewards points with many redemption options that you can use to maximize the value of your points.

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Comments

  • If only Lufthansa would be added to this list…life would be complete. 😉

    • amzsinger@gmail.com says:

      Lufthansa is a partner of United, which you can transfer points too. I have the same feelings about American, even though I can transfer to British Airways. Unfortunately, I like to use miles for upgrades and that’s a little harder to do from a partner airline

  • ANGELO FONSECA says:

    those instantly transfers are great. right on time

  • UR points in my opinion are much better than MR points due to the transfer partners available

  • I know it seems minor in the grand scheme of points, but that instant transfer rate to almost all partners is added value to me. When a deal pops up, I want to take advantage, and the flexibility of UR in that case is nice.

  • Love this! I have Chase UR and just love using them. If I need to cover something with Amazon (done), transfer to airlines or hotel (done), also account credit or redeem as cash. It really seems like a great credit card to have for benefits, that is the Sapphire. I love my Freedom card too! It really helps build up the points since it has the different categories every few months.

  • Ultimate Reward points work great for me. I usually transfer them to United for my flights and Hyatt for my hotel stays.

  • Are you able to use British Airways points to buy American Airlines flights?

  • Ultimate Rewards is definitely a great program.

  • MICHAELJ says:

    I vote for Chase UR’s being the best!!!

  • So since they transfer at 1:1 vs redeeming them through chase portal at 1.5 cents per point, any redemption for a frequent flier ticket at better than 1.5 cents per point is a win, right (not including the slight advantage that you would earn miles on a chase portal ticket)?

  • Cathy K. says:

    Excellent timing. Planning a trip to Japan, now. Thank you for posting this!

  • I’m thinking of getting a sapphire card. Seems preferred is better than reserve (except the annual fee, which you get most of it back by a travel credit). What do you guys think?

    • For *me*, personally, I’ve got the Sapphire Reserve for the 3x on travel + dining, lounge access, and enhanced insurance protection on the card. That said, for many people, the Sapphire Preferred is better even though it has a lower earning potential — it also doesn’t charge for authorized users.

      • I also have the reserved. The 3x on restaurants is key and the lounge access for you and an unlimited number of guests if you fly more than a few times is also a huge difference.

  • Will Singapore let you hold a reservation while the points transfer?

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards is such an amazing rewards program!

  • I recently used Avios for a flight to Chile on Latam Airlines. It was a great experience and since it was not on British Airways metal, the fees were very reasonable. This was a great way to use my Chase Ultimate Rewards.

  • I really like their program with a good selection of airlines!

  • I love Chase UR! They are easy to use and easy to acquire.

  • Prashant Gangwal says:

    Good to know how long the transfers will take – esp for SQ.

  • Binita Patel says:

    Interesting that most transfer instantly except Singapore airlines.

  • I f you have the JP Morgan Palladium at least for domestic flights half the time it’s cheaper to purchase tickets through them rather than transferring…In other words you should price shop on the UR site before transferring to an airline

  • What has happened for me regarding the UR program is my appreciation of it has grown over time. Now, I’m a full on devotee and find myself opting to reach for my CSR cc more often than other ones in my wallet. Then there’s always my protege, my husband, who says things like, “I should use the Reserve card for this, right?”

  • Very helpful! Thanks.

  • So hard to use points recently with all the devaluation happening.

  • I hope Chase will add even more partners in the coming months/years.
    UR is already a great program, but it doesn’t hurt to make it even better!

  • It’s great to be able to take advantage of availability on transfer partners on a “just in time” basis…

  • Very helpful! Thanks!

  • Perfect thanks for the details.

  • Rob Arias says:

    I think its understated how flexible their list is due to alliances and partnerships. Truly a great program all around

  • Good program. Makes me hate Delta even more.

  • Bertrand Say says:

    What is the best bang for your points from Chase Ultimate rewards to transfer to?

  • This is great info!

  • Thank you. It’s good to know that if I happen to have the need for some more miles, I can get them instantly and have what I need to make a reservation.

  • Kevin Felt says:

    I love using the Sapphire Preferred. Unfortunately we were overseas when the Sapphire Reserved 100,000 mile bonus was around and we had no way of meeting the minimum spending limit (they don’t accept foreign credit cards other than Discover most places in the city where we live in China). Ultimate Rewards Points are so helpful. We’ve been able to fund one way flights from the U.S. to China on Air Canada for our whole family by booking through United Mileage Plus.

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