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Transfer Chase UR Points to Someone Else’s Airline FF Account?
So, I have some Singapore Krisflyer miles, but not enough for a certain award flight I want. A friend of mine offered to transfer enough of his Chase UR points to my Krisflyer account, and let him pay me back at the market rate. However, on Chase’s website it was clear to me that you cannot transfer points between two Chase UR accounts. However, it did not mention anything about point transfers to another person’s Airline FF account.
Does anyone know if such a transfer is possible, or “banned but not enforced”, or not possible?
It is not possible unfortunately. My understanding is that the names on the programs must match when you make transfers. You can only transfer within members of the same household.
You sort of can – BUT you have to be an authorized user for one of his Chase cards that have full UR points. Then you can link your SQ KF number to the account and make a transfer. I’ve done this before where my friend had her mother as an authorized user and then transferred her own Chase UR points to her mother’s KF account.
[USER=29]@David W[/USER], is that for a business card or for personal?
Interesting, do you know if this still works after Chase altered the rules last?
It should. I did this type of transfer in August 2016 from Chase UR to SQ and UA, and then last month from Chase UR to UA. Each time it was from my friend’s Chase UR account to her mother’s FFN accounts, who was an auth user on her account.
I sort of vaguely remember seeing that you cant change the person for a year or something, like you can transfer to yourself and [I]one[/I] other auth user for the year, or something like that.
Were they part of the same household?
Yes. Though her fiancee also added her mother as an AU on his Chase account and transferred some points to her mother’s UA account.
OK, that makes sense since Chase allows members of the same household to transfer to each other. Was the fiancee staying at the same address?
Nope, different address
Just when I thought it all made sense :). Well, good to know there are options!
Just chiming in to say that while something may be technically possible, it may not necessarily be technically within the terms and conditions of a program, and as such one should tread carefully.
I was thinking this as well, wouldn’t want to mess around with Chase and I would definitely never discuss getting paid at fair market rates for any points or miles.