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You now have another airline to transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to. Emirates is the latest airline to accept 1:1 point transfers. If you are looking for one of the best first-class or main cabin experiences, this is an exciting option for booking overseas travel.
Most Emirates transfers should happen instantly, although it can take up to 48 hours in some instances. Be sure to note that when trying to book sale fares, not only with Emirates transfer partners but also generally.
Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to Emirates
1:1 point transfers in 1,000-point increments can be made with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve®, and Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card. These 3 cards also make up some of the best Chase credit cards. The no annual fee Chase Freedom and Chase Ink credit cards don’t offer point transfers. However, you can pool your points and transfer them if you own a Sapphire or Ink Business Preferred Card.
Some of the Best Ways to Redeem Emirates Skywards Miles
If this is the first time you have considered Emirates, here is a sneak peek of several award options. Some of your best options will be booking premium class seats.
You will need a credit card to earn points that can be redeemed. One option is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. As you will see, the Chase Sapphire Preferred 60,000 points signup bonus (after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months of account opening) can give you half the points you need for a first-class TransAtlantic ticket. Or, you will have enough to book an economy ticket if you can’t wait to fly.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred also comes with the ability to earn 2x points on dining and travel, no foreign transaction fees, and the ability to transfer points to travel partners. Plus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit score needed isn’t as hard to get as you may think.
New York to Dubai
One exciting option is from New York-JFK to Dubai. A one-way seat in first-class costs 136,250 miles plus fees and taxes. On this journey, the fees and taxes are approximately $842.
This seat can be as much as $14,706 if you pay cash. Paying with points instead values each point at 10 cents each for one of the most valuable award flight redemptions available.
In addition to finding a good deal, these take place on the A380 fleet. You can get your own private suite with a sliding door and ambient lighting. Catch a few zzzs with a lie-flat seat. Before landing, you can also refresh in the onboard shower spa with the Emirates Private Collection Bvlgari amenity kit.
Emirates also uses the A380 from other U.S. airports including Washington-Dulles, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Some routes may have use Emirates Boeing 777 fleet instead. You still get an awesome first-class suite experience but you won’t get an onboard shower amenity.
New York to Milan
It’s also possible to fly nonstop from the United States to select European airports on Emirates. One of the most popular options is from New York to Milan for 85,000 miles plus $182 fees and taxes one-way.
You can also fly for 62,500 miles in business or 38,750 miles in economy class for a one-way ticket.
It’s also possible to book partner flights to other European destinations. However, expect to pay more. For instance, a first-class flight from New York to Rome on Alitalia costs 168,750 miles each way.
Mexico City to Barcelona
A new route starting in December 2019 is nonstop service from Mexico City to Barcelona. First-class flights cost 93,750 miles one way. Economy class seats start at 43,750 miles plus fees and taxes. If you happen to be touring two different continents, this is a route to keep in mind to help travel in comfort.
Other Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners
Emirates is the 13th Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. Below is the full list of airline and hotel partners:
- Aer Lingus
- British Airways
- Flying Blue
- Singapore Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- World of Hyatt
You can transfer Ultimate Rewards to each partner on a 1:1 basis in 1,000-point increments.
Emirates Transfer Partners Now Include Chase
Emirates is the newest Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner (American Express and Capital One also transfer to Emirates). Your points are most valuable when booking a first-class flight. It can also be one of the most luxurious first-class flights you may ever take as well.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
- With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Earn 2x total points on up to $1,000 in grocery store purchases per month from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Includes eligible pick-up and delivery services.
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