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Flying Blue is one of a few airline loyalty programs that partners all three major credit card currencies and Mariott Rewards. The ability to move so many different points to your Flying Blue account provides excellent flexibility to boost your balance to take advantage of that excellent award deal.
American Express Membership Rewards
You can transfer Membership Rewards over to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1:1. Transfers typically occur instantaneously. The following are some of the cards that earn Membership Rewards:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express
- The Business Platinum® Card from American Express
- American Express® Business Gold Card
- The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express
Chase Ultimate Rewards
Similar to American Express, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1:1. Transfers are fast and typically happen instantaneously. The following cards earn Ultimate Rewards:
- Chase Sapphire Reserve®
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Chase Freedom®
- Chase Freedom Unlimited®
- Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
- Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card
- Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card
Note: Points associated with the Chase Freedom®, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, and Ink Business Unlimited cannot be transferred directly to any Ultimate Rewards airline or hotel partners, however, if you combine these points with an Ultimate Rewards earning card that charges an annual fee, you'll be able to move those points over.
Citi ThankYou Points
Citi ThankYou Points transfer over to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1:1. Similar to other points the transfers occur instantaneously. The following are popular cards that earn Citi ThankYou Points:
Marriott Rewards Points
Marriott Rewards points transfer over to Flying Blue at a ratio of 3:1. However, Marriott offers a bonus of 5,000 miles if you transfer 60,000 points. So, if you transfer 60,000 points, you will receive 25,000 miles. Taking the bonus into account gives you an effective ratio of 2.4:1.
The ability to transfer points from three major currencies gives Flying Blue a significant advantage. It is an excellent option to consolidate point balances for an award redemption. This flexibility is especially useful if your points balance in each currency is insufficient for a redemption on their own. If you are planning a little longer term, you can also selectively wait for a transfer bonus, to increase the value of your points.
We would be remiss in saying that there are other point currencies that you can use to transfer to Flying Blue, however, none that we'd recommend.
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