Chase has a new travel partner for its Ultimate Rewards program. Chase cardmembers who have cards like the Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, Ink Business Preferred and others can now transfer their points to the Skywards program. Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred at 1 to 1 value to Emirates Skywards, the loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai, in increments of 1,000.
Chase Ultimate Rewards is the loyalty and rewards program for Chase cardmembers, offering a wide variety of redemption options, including travel, gift cards, cash back and experiences, plus paying with points for Apple products, Amazon.com purchases and more
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, offers four tiers of membership – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum – with each membership tier providing exclusive privileges. Emirates Skywards members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates, flydubai or partner airlines, or when they use their programme’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of rewards, including tickets on Emirates or flydubai, plus Emirates Skywards partner airlines, hotel accommodation, excursions and exclusive shopping. Visit Emirates Skywards online at: www.emirates.com/skywards or https://skywards.flydubai.com/en/login.
The new addition is the 13th travel partner for the Ultimate Rewards program, 10 of them being airlines and three hotels:
- Aer Lingus AerClub
- British Airways Executive Club
- Air France/KLM Flying Blue
- Emirates Skywards
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
- United MileagePlus
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Iberia Plus
- World of Hyatt
- Marriott Rewards
- IHG Rewards Club
- The Ritz-Carlton Rewards
Seeing a new transfer partners is always a good sign but Emirates Skywards will probably not get too many people excited. Their redemption rates are pretty high and also come with high surcharges. Emirates is not part of the three major alliances either, which limits redemptions on partner airlines.