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I frequently say how much I love the Ultimate Rewards points that I earn from my Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Freedom cards so I thought I’d write a quick step-by-step guide showing how easy it is to make a transfer from Ultimate Rewards to an airline loyalty program.
Mostly, I use my Ultimate Rewards Points for transfers to The World of Hyatt (because that’s where I find I get the most value) but I also occasionally use my points for transfers to Iberia Plus and the British Airways Executive Club. The last time I transferred some points over to Iberia I took screenshots of the process as I went along and I’ve included these below to show you just how easy transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can be.
Transferring Chase Points To An Airline Loyalty Program
Step 1 – Log in to the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal singing your credit card account login details (link to portal)
Step 2 – Post login, your screen should resemble the one you see below (it may be slightly different depending on what Chase wants to show you) and, in the top left corner, you should see a dropdown menu icon. Click on the icon to reveal the Ultimate Rewards menu.
Step 3 – The menu you see will look like this…
…and you should now scroll down until you see the option to “Transfer To Travel Partners”
Click on this option.
Step 4 – On the page that opens up, you’ll see any loyalty programs that you’ve already linked to Chase Ultimate Rewards (at the top of the page) followed by a list of all the other loyalty programs to which you can transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards (link to all Chase Transfer partners).
Select the airline you wish to transfer points to by clicking on “transfer points” next to the airline name.
Step 5 – The page that now opens up will ask you to select a recipient (which will be the primary cardholder or one of the authorized users) as well asking you to enter the membership number of the airline loyalty program you’re transferring points to:
Once your details are entered click “continue”.
Step 6 – If all the details you entered were correct the next page will ask how many points you’d like to transfer (Chase Ultimate Rewards Points transfer over to other programs in a ratio of 1:1).
Once you’ve entered the number of points you wish to transfer…
…click on “continue”.
Step 7 – Review all the information Chase displays on the next screen (there’s no going back if it’s wrong!)
Once you’re satisfied that all the information you’ve entered is correct, click on the “confirm & submit” button
Step 7 – Congratulations! You just transferred Ultimate Rewards points to the airline loyalty program of your choice. Chase will confirm this on the screen in front of you…
….and you should receive an email confirmation too.
Transfers to most Chase partners are instantaneous and, in this instance, I could see 3,000 Avios sitting in my Iberia Plus account shortly after the Chase confirmation screen appeared.
Chase couldn’t have made the transfer of Ultimate Rewards points to airline loyalty programs any simpler (another reason I like Chase as much as I do), and the fact that most transfers are instantaneous is a nice bonus – there’s no anxious wait hoping that the award you want to book will still be available when the transfer finally comes through.