Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
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We like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card because it offers 1:1 point to mile transfer to some of the most valuable airline and hotel programs available to U.S. travelers, including United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Korean Airlines, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, and more.
It’s even better because many of the mile transfers are instant, so you can search for available rewards before deciding to pull the trigger on a mile transfer. Mile transfers are not reversible so it’s good to know you’ll have ready use for them before you make a transfer.
From our experience and that of others we see posted online, we know transferring Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Ultimate Rewards points to the miles and points in the following partners has been completed instantly in practice (and these are the most valuable partners you’ll use most often):
Marriott appears to take about 2 days per this post.
As for the official lines…here is what Chase says in its terms and conditions…
What’s interesting is that only United and Southwest are listed as promising instant transfer as the standard. But in reality partners that are listed as taking 5 days to 6 weeks like Hyatt are actually instant in practice.
Our sense is the non-instant language was a legacy of the older members of the Ultimate Rewards program, while United and Southwest are the newest additions, thus their language was set up to reflect the reality. It’s also a bit of a CYA in case of delays.
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