How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Airline and Hotel Partners

It’s no secret that Chase Ultimate Rewards are my favorite points currency! My favorite way to use them is to transfer Ultimate Rewards to one of their many airline or hotel partners. In order to do so, you have to hold one of these three cards:

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Sapphire Reserve by Chase

Chase Ink Business Preferred

Step 1:

Log into your account by visiting the Chase Ultimate Rewards homepage.

Step 2:

After logging in you will see this screen with all your Ultimate Rewards earning cards listed. If necessary, combine points between your cards. Afterward, choose the card that has the points you would like to transfer.

 

Chase Ultimate Rewards welcome screen to choose card


Step 3:

Click next to where it says earn/use and your points total to bring down the drop-down menu. Then click on Transfer to Travel Partners.

 

ultimate rewards home screen with arrows showing where to click to transfer points.


Step 4:

You will then see all the airline and hotel transfer partners. Click on the one you would like to transfer points to. We’ll use British Airways for this example.

transfer points to British Airways


Step 5:

Next, enter in the recipient and the member ID. You are only able to transfer to loyalty accounts that belong to you or to an authorized user on your credit card account. If you need to transfer points to a spouse’s loyalty account and they are not an authorized user then you will want to transfer points into their Ultimate Reward account by combining points.

Screenshot showing how to enter frequent flyer info for British Airways to transfer Ultimate Rewards

Step 6:

Now you will enter in the number of points you would like to transfer. Points must be transferred in increments of 1,000.

Screen shot showing how to enter the number of points you want to transfer to British Airways


Step 7:

On the next page, you will see where you can confirm the transfer. If everything looks good then go ahead and submit the transfer! Transfers will instantly show up in your account with the exception of transfers to IHG, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Singapore Airlines. Those will take about 1-2 days. Lastly, make sure your flight or hotel is available before you transfer your points. Point transfers are final! They cannot be moved back into your Ultimate Rewards account.

To see a video on how we do our transfers, click here.

 

Bottom Line

The ability to transfer Ultimate Rewards to airline or hotel partners makes it easier to find good redemptions. The flexibility that one gets with this ability to transfer points besides using them in a portal gives you more options. Transfers are one-way transfers. Never, ever transfer without finding availability with the partner first.

 

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