Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Air France – KLM Flying Blue program to their list of transfer partners. Chase Ultimate rewards points transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio making booking on Flying Blue and Skyteam partners easier than ever before. The newest transfer partner is a Skyteam partner similar to Korean Air, but Flying Blue awards are much easier to process online as most award redemptions, including partner airlines, can be completed online. Unlike Korean Air Skypass, Flying Blue program does not restrict award redemption to immediate family members.
The new transfer partnership between Flying Blue and Chase Ultimate Rewards is a win for those who earn Ultimate Reward points through the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the Chase Ink Business Visa. Also remember the Chase Freedom earns up to 5% cash back , but if you also have a Sapphire Card or Chase Ink, your points can be combined and transferred to airlines and hotel partners instead of redeemed for cash back.
Flying Blue Highlights
- Monthly Promo Awards which allow you to travel to/from select cities at a reduced amount of miles in select class of services
- More award seats released specifically for Flying Blue members than to partners, allowing Flying Blue members more options for award flights
- Use your miles to upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy or Business on select routes
- Flying Blue Miles are good on all 20 Skyteam members
- Flying Blue has one of the most comprehensive partner list of any airline as miles can be used with for awards on partners such as Alaska Airlines, Air Mauritius, AirCalin, Bangkok Airways, JAL, Jet Airways, ComAir, Malaysian Airways, and Ukraine International Airlines.
Similar to Delta, Flying Blue does not have an award chart published online, but many bloggers have taken it upon themselves to build award charts. Among my favorite is milevalue’s award chart. Do note that Flying Blue’s best award redemptions tend to be in economy class vs business and offer low rates to places like Hawaii, Central and South America, and even Europe at costs less than many of their partner airlines included Alaska or Delta.
This weekend’s addition of Flying Blue to Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners is a big win for flyers as now miles can be used for rewards once unobtainable through other transfer partners and really expands the reach of airmiles beyond just Europe but opens up much of the Middle East, Asia, South Africa, the South Pacific, and beyond!
If you have any questions about the program please feel free to ask them below and for award booking help, check out my booking service The Booking Guru.
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