Transfer Chase Points To Flying Blue With 25% Bonus

Transfer Chase Points To Flying Blue With 25% Bonus

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The Chase Ultimate Rewards program has just introduced its latest transfer bonus, which I’m sure some people will find to be worthwhile. This complements the 30% Virgin Atlantic Flying Club bonus that’s valid through November 15, 2023.

Chase offering 25% Flying Blue transfer bonus

Through Thursday, November 30, 2023, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Air France-KLM Flying Blue.

Transfer Chase points to Flying Blue with a 25% bonus

You can take advantage of this offer an unlimited number of times. Transfers from Chase to Flying Blue are generally instant. There are several great cards earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and it’s easy to combine points between the cards.

Redeem miles for Air France’s 787 business class

Should you transfer Chase points to Flying Blue?

Flying Blue nowadays has dynamic and roughly distance based award pricing. I get quite a bit of value through the program, thanks to the reasonable award pricing for travel on Air France and KLM.

On top of that, Air France and KLM make more award seats available to members of the Flying Blue program than to members of partner programs. So even when Flying Blue’s pricing isn’t the best, there are situations where it could make sense to book through Flying Blue (though with all of the Delta SkyMiles devaluations we’ve seen, typically you will find the best pricing through Flying Blue).

There’s always value in having a stash of Flying Blue miles if you think you’ll be traveling transatlantic in the coming months. I redeem through Flying Blue every year (usually multiple times per year), and consistently get value. I find it to be one of the most useful frequent flyer programs for redeeming points.

The only other consideration here is that all major transferable points currencies partner with Air France-KLM Flying Blue, and we see transfer bonuses with some frequency. So I’d be strategic with which program you transfer points from, especially based on how you’d otherwise redeem them.

Redeem miles for KLM’s 787 business class

Bottom line

Through November 30, 2023, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Air France-KLM Flying Blue.

I’m always conflicted when it comes to transferring points during transfer bonuses. On the one hand, a lot of the value from transferrable points comes from the flexibility you have of being able to transfer them to any program once you actually have a specific redemption in mind. That’s the best way to protect yourself from devaluations.

At the same time, you’re going to get the most value if you can transfer points while there’s also a bonus, since your points can be stretched a lot further.

While I’ve speculatively taken advantage of Flying Blue transfer bonuses in the past from Amex and Citi, I don’t think I’ll do this with Chase, since I value Ultimate Rewards points for transfers to World of Hyatt.

Do you plan on transferring Chase points to Flying Blue with a 25% bonus?

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  1. Mike Kelly Guest

    Super frustrating experience with Chase. When I submitted the request to transfer 72K UR points on 11/30, it was cancelled by Chase. Reason given:

    * The name or membership ID may not have matched the information on file with the frequent travel program, OR
    * The point transfer request was identified as ineligible to process

    Neither is true. I called Chase the next day (which was unfortunately the day after the bonus expired) to...

    Super frustrating experience with Chase. When I submitted the request to transfer 72K UR points on 11/30, it was cancelled by Chase. Reason given:

    * The name or membership ID may not have matched the information on file with the frequent travel program, OR
    * The point transfer request was identified as ineligible to process

    Neither is true. I called Chase the next day (which was unfortunately the day after the bonus expired) to find out why. They said something like "Oh, Flying Blue - yeah, we're having a problem with them" and I was transferred to an escalation specialist. He said I would still get the bonus points but it would take up to 5 days. Since I had a pending redemption, I was worried this would go away but said OK, try it. Heard nothing. Checked back several times on the AF site - no points. Called Chase today (10 days later) and was told "the escalation is resolved". What do you mean it was resolved? No points have transferred. She was confused and couldn't explain - so is creating a NEW esclation that will take - you guessed it - 7 to 10 business days to resolve. Everytime I deal with Chase i wonder - how do they make money? They are the most inefficient operation I have ever seen.

  2. henare Diamond

    I kinda wish you had a calendar on your site showing this information :(

  3. Marylisa Tencer Guest

    So how does it work? Find the flight you want, then transfer the miles from Chase to the Flying Blue program, then book the flight?
    Thank you!

  4. Jonah Guest

    If you're really flexible with your dates Flying Blue is an incredible program. I have Gold status with them and so even when I book a con me transatlantic I very regularly get offered a business class upgrade for abot 700 euros.

    Just last week I found a next day one way flight from BER to IAD, with 2 hour layover in CDG. Booked economy for 18,500 points + $200. On the day of...

    If you're really flexible with your dates Flying Blue is an incredible program. I have Gold status with them and so even when I book a con me transatlantic I very regularly get offered a business class upgrade for abot 700 euros.

    Just last week I found a next day one way flight from BER to IAD, with 2 hour layover in CDG. Booked economy for 18,500 points + $200. On the day of the flight no business class seats available online but after my flight to Paris checked one of the kiosks and lo and behold there was one single business class seat now available! Immediately paid the 699 euros. Air France has a superb business product.

    All told, one way business class on AF on a 777 from Berlin to Washington Dulles for 18,500 miles plus $924!! Are you kidding me!?

    You can really get some incredible deals through Flying Blue! Highly recommended.

  5. Tucsonbabe Guest

    Flying Blue points are great for business class redemptions to Europe if you plan ahead. My husband and I usually get ourselves to IAD on our own and take off from there.
    We recently arrived in Paris for 55,000 miles each. Waiting in the wings are Bologna in Spring 24 and Nice in Fall 24 for 70,000 miles. The return is sometimes difficult as we prefer to come straight home to Tucson. We usually...

    Flying Blue points are great for business class redemptions to Europe if you plan ahead. My husband and I usually get ourselves to IAD on our own and take off from there.
    We recently arrived in Paris for 55,000 miles each. Waiting in the wings are Bologna in Spring 24 and Nice in Fall 24 for 70,000 miles. The return is sometimes difficult as we prefer to come straight home to Tucson. We usually fly BA home using American miles.
    I consider Flying Blue the best program there is. Let’s hope they don’t gut it.

  6. Dennis Guest

    I get lots of value from Flying Blue and always use the transfer bonus when active to get even better value. 2 weeks ago I booked KLM J, LAX-NCE for 80,000 miles (plus $218) and KLM J, AMS- ORD for 42,375 miles ( plus $325). With the 25% bonus ( from Amex last month) that comes out to 97,900 points.

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Mike Kelly Guest

Super frustrating experience with Chase. When I submitted the request to transfer 72K UR points on 11/30, it was cancelled by Chase. Reason given: * The name or membership ID may not have matched the information on file with the frequent travel program, OR * The point transfer request was identified as ineligible to process Neither is true. I called Chase the next day (which was unfortunately the day after the bonus expired) to find out why. They said something like "Oh, Flying Blue - yeah, we're having a problem with them" and I was transferred to an escalation specialist. He said I would still get the bonus points but it would take up to 5 days. Since I had a pending redemption, I was worried this would go away but said OK, try it. Heard nothing. Checked back several times on the AF site - no points. Called Chase today (10 days later) and was told "the escalation is resolved". What do you mean it was resolved? No points have transferred. She was confused and couldn't explain - so is creating a NEW esclation that will take - you guessed it - 7 to 10 business days to resolve. Everytime I deal with Chase i wonder - how do they make money? They are the most inefficient operation I have ever seen.

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henare Diamond

I kinda wish you had a calendar on your site showing this information :(

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Marylisa Tencer Guest

So how does it work? Find the flight you want, then transfer the miles from Chase to the Flying Blue program, then book the flight? Thank you!

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