How to transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to partners

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A big reason why Chase Ultimate Rewards are useful is because of the long list of transfer partners available as a premium benefit on certain cards. If you have one of the Chase cards offering this transfer benefit, you can transfer your points to partners like Hyatt, United, Air Canada, British Airways, Emirates, Southwest, and more. (We’ll share the full list of transfer partners below.)

Most of you already know this, but if you’ve never transferred your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to a travel partner before, Nick made this video to help walk you through the process. It’s pretty simple, but may save you some time if you’re just getting started and have never done it before.

How to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to partners – video tutorial

Not all Chase Ultimate Rewards credit cards allow this transfer, but as long as you have one card which does, you can move points to that card and make the transfer from there. This video also shows you exactly how to do that.

Here are the steps you’ll see outlined in the video. (Click the timestamps below to navigate directly to a specific part of the video tutorial in YouTube)

00:10 – Log into Chase and find the Chase Ultimate Rewards link.

00:22 – Select the card which allows the transfer benefit (like Chase Sapphire Reserve for example.)

00:34 – Use the “Travel” dropdown to select “Transfer points to partners”.

01:00 – Once you select a travel partner you’d like to transfer to, make sure to link your member number from your selected travel partner (if you haven’t already.)

01:30 – Enter the points you want to transfer, using increments of 1,000.

02:10 – If you want to transfer points from a non-premium card like a Chase Freedom card, you’ll notice there is no “Travel” dropdown on that card’s page within your Chase account. Instead, you’ll need to find the “Rewards Details” tab, then select “Combine Points” to move points into the premium card with the transfer benefit. (Chase Sapphire Reserve for example.)

02:36 – Enter the number of points you want to transfer, then hit submit. This is an instant transfer.

Here’s a full list of Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners

Rewards ProgramBest Uses
Aer Lingus AviosFuel surcharges are sometimes lower when booking with Aer Lingus (Avios.com) rather than British Airways, Qatar, or Iberia. It's possible to move points (Avios) between Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Qatar.  See also: Avios Sweet Spots for Award Tickets.
Air Canada AeroplanRedeem for Star Alliance flights and/or flights with Air Canada partners (such as Etihad). No fuel surcharges; $39 CAD award booking fee; 5,000 points to add stopover on one-way award. See: Air Canada Aeroplan: Everything you need to know.
Air France KLM Flying BlueMonthly Air France Promo Awards often represent very good value. Air France miles can be used to book Sky Team awards, including Delta awards. Air France often offers very good business class award pricing between the US and Europe & Israel.
British Airways AviosWhile flights on British Airways itself often incur outrageously high fuel surcharges, many BA partners charge low or no fuel surcharges. Excellent value can be had in redeeming BA points for short distance flights. It's possible to move points (Avios) between Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Qatar. See also: Avios Sweet Spots for Award Tickets.
Emirates SkywardsThe best use of Emirates miles has been to fly Emirates itself. Unfortunately fuel surcharges can be steep. See: Emirates Sweet Spot Awards - First class from 30K miles round trip.
HyattUse for Hyatt free nights, free suite nights, lounge upgrades, or suite upgrades. Hyatt points are often worth at least 2 cents each, but they’re sometimes worth far more. Bonus: award nights are not subject to resort fees.
Iberia AviosOn their own flights, Iberia offers low award prices and a very reasonable 25 Euro cancellation fee. Partner awards can offer good value under some circumstances as well, but these are usually nonrefundable. Fuel surcharges are sometimes lower when booking with Iberia rather than British Airways, Aer Lingus, or Qatar. It's possible to move points (Avios) between Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Qatar. See also: Avios Sweet Spots for Award Tickets.
IHGIHG dynamically prices their awards and sometimes offer very good value. IHG Premier and IHG Premier Business cards offer the fourth night free on award stays.
JetBlueJetBlue points offer the most value when cheap ticket prices are available and when award taxes are high relative to the overall cost of the ticket (more details can be found here). The JetBlue Plus Card and the JetBlue Business Card offer a 10% rebate on awards, so you can get more value by holding one of these cards.
Marriott Bonvoy5th Night Free awards. Opportunities to get outsized value exist but can be hard to find.
Qatar Privilege Club AviosQatar has reasonable award prices for flying Qatar itself. Points are now transferable 1 to 1 to British Airways (and from there to Aer Lingus or Iberia). It is now also possible to book JetBlue flights with Qatar Avios.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyerUse to book Singapore Airlines First Class awards (generally reserved for their own members), Alaska Airlines economy awards, or for Star Alliance awards (including United Airlines).
Southwest Rapid RewardsAward flights are fully refundable. Point values vary due to certain taxes not being charged on awards, but tend to average around 1.5 cents per point.
United MileagePlusUnited offers free award changes and free cancelations. Like Avianca and Aeroplan, United never charges fuel surcharges for awards. Unfortunately, United charges many more miles for international first class awards. Good uses of miles include United's Excursionist Perk awards and (sometimes) dynamically priced United economy awards.
Virgin Atlantic Flying ClubVirgin Atlantic offers a few great sweet spot awards including US to Europe on Delta One business class for 50K points one-way. See: Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight).

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