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.





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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  1. Jennifer Pancotto says:

    This was very helpful. Just transfered 20 points from Chase to Marriott with the 50% bonus. Booking a room that cost over $500 a night with my 20K points. Feels great. My husband is impressed, which feels good after he thought I was nuts after I just applied for my third new credit card this year.

    Hoping to get to Ziva Cancun so will keep track of the 50% bonus deadline!

  2. Jamie B. says:

    Hi, is it still possible to transfer points? We went through the steps and don’t see the transfer to travel partners option.


  3. Anna says:

    Hi there! I’ve been using your resources to learn more about traveling with points in hopes of booking my husband and me a ten-year anniversary trip to Mexico – your website is so helpful! I just got my signup bonus from Chase for the Sapphire Preferred card and have a question about transferring points as you describe here – mainly, what is the benefit of doing that instead of booking the travel through the Chase rewards portal? Do you just get better benefits over time if you use the hotel’s reward program instead?

    Thanks so much!

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