Loyalty & Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds 36 Airline Partners

Chase Ultimate Rewards Joins Flying Blue

Chase Card Services is teaming up with Flying Blue, Air France-KLM group’s loyalty program, for the addition of Flying Blue as the newest Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer partner.

The companies announced the partnership yesterday (May 23), confirming that eligible Chase credit cardholders will now have the ability to redeem points for travel with 36 Flying Blue airline partners, reaching more than 1,000 destinations worldwide.

“We are pleased to bring our cardholders the superior value, options and ease of Ultimate Rewards, along with Flying Blue’s expansive airline partner network, to provide new redemption opportunities for travel experiences throughout Europe and beyond,” Lorraine Chow Hansen, GM of Chase Ultimate Rewards and Loyalty Solutions, said in a statement. “Through this partnership, points are transferred at full value, allowing cardholders to get the most out of their rewards when redeeming for flights, upgrades and more with Flying Blue.”

Chase credit cardholders that qualify for the program can now shift their Ultimate Rewards points to the Flying Blue loyalty program. One Chase Ultimate Rewards point is equal to one Flying Blue Award Mile and can be transferred in increments of 1,000.

Eric Caron, VP and GM of Air France-KLM USA, said:

“For the past 10 years, Flying Blue has been one of the leaders in airline loyalty programs in Europe. As we continue to innovate and expand the program, we look to new strategic partnerships, such as with Chase. We are excited to partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards to offer its members a seamless point transfer experience with Flying Blue so they may enjoy Air France and KLM’s latest onboard products, innovative customer experience and many other amenities and benefits.”


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