We knew it was coming this year, but we didn’t know exactly when. Now it’s here: those with premium Chase Ultimate Rewards cards such as Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, and Ink Business Preferred can now transfer Ultimate Rewards points one to one to Air Canada Aeroplan.
Air Canada Aeroplan is a great addition to Chase’s transfer partner line-up. Like United Airlines, Air Canada is a Star Alliance member and therefore can be used to book Star Alliance awards (e.g. fly Air Canada, ANA, EVA Air, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish, United, and many more). Often, though, you’ll find Air Canada’s award pricing to be much cheaper than United’s especially for long distance premium cabin awards. Plus, Air Canada includes additional partners such as Etihad and allows flights on these partners to be mixed in with Star Alliance awards.