Chase Sapphire Preferred® Airline Transfer Partners

by on Fri September 6, 2013 • 9 Comments

csptransferOne 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:

United Airlines

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.

Southwest Airlines

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.

British Airways

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.

Korean Airlines

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.

Virgin Atlantic

Miles can be used for travel on Virgin Atlantic, as well as partners Virgin America, Delta, Singapore Airlines, and more.

How the transfer works

See our illustrated guide to the transfer process here.

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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9 thoughts on “Chase Sapphire Preferred® Airline Transfer Partners

    1. MileCards

      @Erin – Unfortunately no there isn’t. The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express earns miles you can transfer to Alaska though.

  1. David

    Do you know if the sign-up bonuses are available if I have other Chase credit cards? I’ve never had a Sapphire of any type before.

  2. Johnny

    If I were to transfer 25,000 points from Chase Sapphre Preferred into Korean Airlines SkyPass account, does this mean I can then you those 25,000 SkyPass points towards any SkyTeam carrier flight, such as a Delta flight?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. MileCards

      @Johnny – Yes, you can use them for any SkyTeam carrier – but that carrier must have award space available. In Delta’s case it must be at their ‘low’ award level, which when you search for awards on is the ‘green’ colored availability on its calendar.

      1. MileCards

        @Beverly -

        Yes, you definitely can. Just login to and select ‘Earn Faster’, then ‘Combine Ultimate Rewards Points.’

        There, select ‘Other’ as the account you want to transfer to and enter your husband’s name and account number.


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