Fly on AirFrance and KLM with Chase’s New Ultimate Rewards Partner

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There’s another new airline transfer partner in the Chase Ultimate Rewards program, one that gives you even more opportunities to put the points you’re earning with your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Ink Plus® to great use. You can now transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Flying Blue—the mileage program shared by AirFrance and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Both Skyteam alliance members, this new transfer partnership with UR gives you many more choices for using your points to fly via the European hubs of Paris and Amsterdam, as well as far beyond. Points transfer 1:1 with no waiting time to process.

Here are six awesome reasons we’re excited about the travel possibilities created by this new partnership:

      1. You can use your Flying Blue points to book flights with most of the SkyTeam partners online. In the past, Korean Air has been the only UR transfer partner in this alliance, but their partner awards can sometimes be difficult to find and book on the web. This partnership opens up low-cost award routes that you’d probably not think about booking through a European airline. For example, book a Delta or Alaska flight via Flying Blue from the lower 48 to Hawaii for just 15,000 points each way, or 12,500 Hawaii to the Caribbean.
      2. Air France offers award availability on their own flights for Flying Blue members that they don’t pass on to their partner airlines–especially premium class availability.
      3. Flying Blue consistently offers promotions on award tickets offering discounted mileage tickets between varying city pairs every month. New promo awards are posted the first day of every month and can be book for eligible dates up to 3 months in advance.
      4. Flying Blue lets you put award tickets on hold for 48 hours–even if you don’t have enough miles in your account. This lets you find the perfect flight and put it on hold while you transfer the points to your account. No more worrying you won’t be able to find it again once you’ve got the points ready for booking.
      5. You can combine Ultimate Rewards points from your Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, the Chase Freedom Unlimited, and the Chase Ink Plus card to extend your award redemption power for booking premium seats or multiple seats on the same flights.

Sign up for a Flying Blue account today, check out the current offers on these Ultimate Rewards earning cards from Chase, and get ready to plan your dream trip to Paris, Hawaii, or beyond!

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred: Get 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points when you make $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. Plus get 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase.
  • Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card: Get 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

PS. If all this wasn’t good enough news, there’s still more: The addition of Flying Blue to Ultimate Rewards makes KLM and AirFrance one of the easiest airline groups to merge your flexible reward points in. You can also transfer to Flying Blue from American Express Membership Rewards, Starwood’s Preferred Guest Program, and Citi Thank You.