Chase Adds New Transfer Partner, More Options to Europe!

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Chase Adds New Transfer Partner, More Options to Europe!

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Great news and a pleasant surprise for folks with Chase Ultimate Rewards points!  Via View From the Wing, Chase has added Flying Blue to the list of Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners!

Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM.

This means you can now transfer points from all 4 flexible points programs to Flying Blue.

Chase Adds New Transfer Partner More Options To Europe
You Can Now Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Flying Blue and Book Award Tickets on Air France, KLM or Any SkyTeam Alliance Partner!

I’ll explain why this is excellent news!

New Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Link:   Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners

As of today, you can now transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Flying Blue.

Chase Adds New Transfer Partner More Options To Europe
Flying Blue Is the Newest Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner!

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio and transfers are instant!

Chase Ultimate Rewards is already my favorite points program because you can transfer points directly to travel partners, like Hyatt and Southwest!  And now with the addition of Flying Blue, there is another option for Big Travel!

Using Flying Blue Miles

Link:   Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Program

Link:   Flying Blue Promo Awards 

Link:  Top 5 Cheap Ways to Get To Europe Using Miles and Points!

Flying Blue can be a terrific option for flights because you can book award tickets on Air FranceKLM, or airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance (like Delta).

And in certain months you can find great deals through Flying Blue Promo Awards.  For example, this month you can book a one-way Business Class flight to Europe from Boston for 46,875 miles (25% off).  Check the taxes on Flying Blue award flights to be sure it’s worth it.

Previous Flying Blue Promo Awards included:

  • 18,750 miles (25% off) one-way to Europe in coach on Air France from Boston, Chicago, or Houston
  • 25,000 miles (50% off) one-way to Europe in Premium Economy on Air France from Atlanta
  • 46,875 miles (25% off) one-way to Europe in Business Class on KLM from Edmonton, Montreal, or Vancouver

Saving miles and points during Flying Blue Promo Awards can be one of the top cheap ways to get to Europe!

Chase Adds New Transfer Partner More Options To Europe
Visit Europe for Less by Saving Miles and Points During Flying Blue Promo Awards!

Besides Europe, you can also use Flying Blue miles for award tickets from Los Angeles to Tahiti!

And if you need more Flying Blue miles, you can also transfer American Express Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, or Starwood points.   Remember Citi ThankYou points and Starwood points do NOT transfer instantly.

Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   Chase Freedom Unlimited

Link:   Chase Sapphire Preferred

You can transfer Ultimate Rewards points earned from the Chase Sapphire PreferredChase Ink Plus, or Chase Ink Bold.

Or you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited if you also have 1 of the other 3 cards. 

Chase Adds New Transfer Partner More Options To Europe
Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points From Cards Like the Chase Sapphire Preferred to These Travel Partners, and Now Flying Blue!

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the top card I recommend if you’re new to miles and points.

You can currently earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $4,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

Bottom Line

Flying Blue is now a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner.  You can transfer points to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio.

You can use Flying Blue miles to book award tickets on Air FranceKLM, or airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance (like Delta).  And you’ll save miles and points when you find a good Flying Blue Promo Award!

So now you can collect Flying Blue miles from all 4 transferable points programs!

There are many ways to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, including the 50,000 point sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Preferred after you’re approved and meet minimum spending requirements.

Let me know if you’re excited about Flying Blue as a new Chase transfer partner!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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We’d appreciate some help here. Thank you !

I’m also having a lot of trouble seeing award availability through the flyingblue website– awards that are clearly under the “saver” category on Delta. Weird. Any thoughts on how to get this to work? Or do we just have to call up?

Along the same lines as the posts above, I’d be interested to know if there are any advantages to using Flying Blue to book award flights on Alaska Air over using Avios. I haven’t had much luck trying to track down the partner award chart (Alaska Air via Flying Blue) or the process for booking an Alaska Air ticket with Flying Blue.

Delta flights seemed like they were available through the Flying Blue award flight search.

I second that. Is booking a delta flight through FlyingBLue site seamless or a major pain in the behind where 1/2 of the flights aren’t shown and it requires numerous phone calls and tricks to get the schedule to show up (similar to seeing award flights through ANA site) After an hour or so, i gave up with that endeavour

It would be extremely helpful to have a post that explains the ins and outs of booking with Delta and the other Flying Blue partners, especially for noobs like me. Thanks for all your work, Daraius!

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