(EXPIRED) Chase giving 25% bonus when transferring Ultimate Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

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Chase launched a new transfer bonus yesterday which is giving a 25% bonus when transferring Ultimate Rewards points to Air France/KLM Flying Blue.

Air France Flying Blue airplane

The Deal

  • Get a 25% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Air France/KLM Flying Blue.

Key Terms

  • Expires November 30, 2023.

Quick Thoughts

This is a good, albeit fairly common, transfer bonus from Chase to Air France/KLM Flying Blue. It’ll be around through the end of November, so there’s no need to speculatively transfer points right now, especially considering we might see a similar transfer bonus next month from Amex, Citi or Capital One.

The latest batch of Flying Blue Promo Rewards have economy awards starting at 11,250 miles one way. This transfer bonus means you could get those for only 9,000 Ultimate Rewards points when transferred to Flying Blue plus taxes and fees.

I’d also found a bunch of business class awards at 42,375 miles one way, although it’s possible there are even cheaper options. With this 25% bonus you could transfer only 34,000 Ultimate Rewards points which is an excellent deal across the Atlantic.

Best uses & things to know: Air France Flying Blue

Best uses for Flying Blue Miles
  • Air France Flying Blue Promo Rewards.  Each month, Air France offers discounted award rates for a number of routes.  Sometimes we see economy flights from the US to Europe available for less than 11,000 miles one-way.
  • Fly to Israel for the same award price as to Europe.  For example, you may see business class flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv for as low as 55,000 miles one-way.
  • Delta economy flights between the US and Hawaii for 17,500 miles one-way.  Air France also has great award prices for Delta first class to Hawaii, but Delta rarely releases first class award space on its Hawaii routes.
Things to know
  • Air France awards usually incur taxes and fees.
  • Award availability may be hard to find.  Acquire Flying Blue miles only if you know that the awards you want are available.
  • Flying Blue miles expire 2 years after they are earned. Keeping miles alive beyond two years is… weird:
    • As long as you don’t credit any flying activity to your account, you can renew your miles by acquiring more miles through non-flight activity. For example, transferring miles from a transferable points program will renew these miles.
    • If you earn miles by crediting flight activity to your account, then all of your miles become flight activity miles and can only be extended by taking an eligible flight (and crediting it to Flying Blue), or by being an elite member, or making a purchase with your Air France / KLM Flying Blue credit card.
    • For more details, see: Air France’s Flying Blue miles are easier to extend than I thought


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There will also be Jetblue 25% transfer bonus in November and Air Canada 20% transfer bonus in December


Just booked five Business Class from LAX to CDG direct on AF’s new business seat. They were 80K, so slightly over 60K Chase UR (plus our 8 year old was slightly cheaper). I’ve never flown on AF, so I’m pretty excited to go with my family!


Stephen. What routes and dates are you seeing “ bunch of business class awards at 42,375 miles one way, ”


I just found ORD-FLR or MIL Nov-Feb Business 48,750 (38,992).

Tim W

I know FM (and others) say not to speculatively transfer points for deals like this one, but I’m curious what you’d recommend in my situation.

In December I’ll be booking flights for next November, almost definitely via Flying Blue (though there’s a chance that it could be via Air Canada, depending on what FB has available). Noting that, the promotion’s end date of 11/30, and the fact that I’m sitting on a ton of Chase UR, would you speculatively transfer any Chase UR to FB under this promotion?