One of the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card®‘s most important features is the ability to transfer points 1:1 to airline partners in every global alliance and top hotel partners via the Chase Ultimate Rewards program.
This is a feature American Express Membership Rewards users have grown to love over the years, and Chase’s Sapphire Preferred® Card® is the first major alternative to American Express for airline and hotel point transfers. We rank it our favorite credit card for airline miles because of its ability to transfer points into our favorite U.S. program — United MileagePlus® in addition to Southwest Airlines, British Airways , Virgin Atlantic, and Korean Airlines.
For business credit card users, the Ink Plus® Business Card from Chase mimics the Sapphire Preferred® Card’s Ultimate Rewards point transfer partners.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card® also offers transfer to leading hotel point programs Hyatt, Marriott, and IHG Hotels (formerly Priority Club). Amtrak points are also available at 1:1, particularly valuable for people in the Northeast who use trains for D.C. / New York / Boston travel.
Here is the current list of Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card airline transfer partners:
Points can be transferred instantly to United Mileage Plus mile accounts.
Miles can also be used for travel on any Star Alliance carrier, including Air Canada, Lufthansa, Swiss, ANA, Scandanavian, TAM, Singapore, and many more.
Points can be transferred instantly into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account, 1:1. Just note mile transfers don’t count toward A-List or Companion Pass elite status.
Points can be transferred instantly to British Airways Executive Club mile accounts.
Miles can also be used for travel on any OneWorld carrier, including American, British Airways, Iberia, Japan Air Lines, Cathay Pacific, LAN, and more.
Points can be transferred instantly to Korean Airlines SkyPass mile accounts.
Miles can also be used for travel on any SkyTeam carrier, including Delta, Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Aeroflot, Air Europa, and more.
Miles can be used for travel on Virgin Atlantic, as well as partners Virgin America, Delta, Singapore Airlines, and more.
Simply logon to your Chase rewards account online — select the ‘Transfer Points to Travel Partners’, then enter the number of points you want to transfer in 1,000 point increments. You’ll be prompted for the account number of the mileage program you are transfering into, along with your name. The points will usually be transferred instantly, and the name on the mileage account doesn’t have to be yours, it can also be a member of your household or an authorized card holder.
You can learn more about the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card® with our benefits guide.
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