Posted by William Charles on August 26, 2018
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Chase Adds JetBlue As A Transfer Partner (1:1)

Chase has added a new airline transfer partner. You can now transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to JetBlue at a rate of 1:1. Recently Chase removed Korean Air SKYPASS as a partner (Korean was supposed to be removed today but it’s still showing). A full list of Chase transfer partners now looks like this:

Chase Travel Partners (All Transfer 1:1)  
Airlines
British Airways Executive ClubSingapore Airlines KrisFlyerVirgin Atlantic Flying Club
Flying Blue AIR FRANCE KLMSouthwest Airlines Rapid RewardsAer Lingus
United MileagePlusIberia Plus
Hotels
Hyatt Gold PassportMarriott Rewards
IHG Rewards Club

The value of JetBlue points is tied to the cash ticket price. The average value is 1.41¢, so those with a Chase Sapphire Reserve card will often be better redeeming points through the travel portal (as then points are worth 1.5¢ and you also earn points and qualifying miles). JetBlue was already a transfer partner for the following programs, but the rate isn’t 1:1:

  • American Express Membership Rewards (1:0.8)
  • Citi ThankYou Points (1.25:1 or 2:1 depending on the cards you hold)
  • Marriott (6:1)

Hat tip to VFTW



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Dan
Dan

Not a good value unless you have a stash of miles with JetBlue and need to top off for a specific redemption.

Chucks
Chucks

I think you’re generally correct.

Exceptions:
1. Mint Fares
2. If you hold a Jetblue card with a 10% point refund on redeemed points (maybe)

Still we’re generally talking about a very small difference.

Santiago
Santiago

Don’t forget about JetSuiteX redemptions!

Luis
Luis

Fi.na.lly

NinjaX
NinjaX

meh. better than nothing i guess. at least its 1:1 but its niche use. would never transfer valuable UR to fixed value programs.

Chucks
Chucks

To niggle, Jetblue points aren’t exactly fixed value. There is some variability in pricing, but it’s usually within a pretty small window.

Abey

Wow. This is great news!

escot
escot

I agree! (don’t quite comprehend the naysayers above) JetBlue among favorite airlines – with Luv and Alaska Like southwest, award seat pricing tied to cash price of ticket. I don’t do amex rewards, so this is great (for me anyway)

Charlie
Charlie

This is great. When I closed my Amex cards two years ago, I transferred all the remaining MR points to Jet Blue at 1:0.8, and I feel like I have gotten good value in my subsequent redemptions. Soon I’ll be able to transfer UR points to Jet Blue at the better 1:1 rate.

Abey

Right now Amex is also 1:1 until October 1, 2018

Brian
Brian

Good for those of us with the Jetblue Business Card (JB Plus, as well, I think), as every redemption gets a 10% kickback when you use the card, even to pay ticket fees. Ex. 10k UR -> 10k TrueBlue, redeem for (1) 10k ticket and get 1k Trueblue Back.

Abey

Good point, and Barclays waived me the $99 fee for 3 years in a row.
(last year the representative told me they can waive one fee per year so i guess if no late payment fee than maybe it’s annual fee).

Brian
Brian

Awesome! Specifically on Plus or Business?

Abey

I have the Business card which is kinda like the Personal plus, $99 fee, 10% back, 5K miles annually.
(I actually wonder if you have the Business and the personal Plus if you get 20% back, 10% for each card).

Sam
Sam

You do.

Abey

Oh wow.

Ryan
Ryan

Hey, as a note now you can transfer Chase UR points to Amtrak! JetBlue points are transferable to Amtrak at a 2:1 ratio via points.com. So 10000 URs (or whatever) become 5000 Amtrak points but using JetBlue as a gobetween.

Not the worlds best point redemption but not useless either as Amtrak points are 2.9 cents a point in value. So you’re getting 1.45 cents a point out of your UR point at least.

escot
escot

Good reminder, Ryan, and … just four weeks after we lost SPG as a better than 1-1 transfer partner to Amtrak.

I remember way back when the last time we could transfer directly (1 to 1) from CUR to Amtrak. (did that on the last day – then had to wait two years to get Amtrak “status” to be able to transfer them onward at 1-3 to Choice….. 🙂 yah, thanks to Drew @ TIF — have one more traunch to transfer to choice in January — and this will help get me up to the 50k)

Alas, have lost some of my luv for Amtrak this year….. The chronic, severe delays and even cancellations on Amtrak long haul routes have gotten extreme this year. 4-8 hours far too often on the routes I’ve been monitoring — Empire Builder, City of New Orleans, Cardinal) The Trump Administration came into office determined to kill Amtrak (or at least the long haul runs)….. and they may well be…. pardon the expression…. greasing the rails to accelerate their demise.

Yaoyu Yang
Yaoyu Yang

Thanks for the post! It seems that the table of Chase Transfer Partners is broken?

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