WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Flying Blue, Air France-KLM group’s loyalty program, today announced the addition of Flying Blue as the newest Chase Ultimate Rewards® point transfer partner. The partnership allows eligible Chase credit cardholders to redeem points for travel with 36 Flying Blue airline partners, including Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, reaching more than 1,000 destinations worldwide.
“We are pleased to bring our cardholders the superior value, options and ease of Ultimate Rewards along with Flying Blue’s expansive airline partner network to provide new redemption opportunities for travel experiences throughout Europe and beyond,” said Lorraine Chow Hansen, General Manager of Chase Ultimate Rewards and Loyalty Solutions. “Through this partnership, points are transferred at full value allowing cardholders to get the most out of their rewards when redeeming for flights, upgrades and more with Flying Blue.”
Eligible Chase credit cardholders, including Chase Sapphire Preferred® and Ink Plus®, will now be able to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to the Flying Blue loyalty program. Points are transferred at full 1:1 value – meaning one Chase Ultimate Rewards point is equal to one Flying Blue Award Mile. Points can be transferred in increments of 1,000 and there are no limits to the number of points cardholders can transfer to Flying Blue (subject to the terms and conditions of Flying Blue).
“For the past ten years, Flying Blue has been one of the leaders in airline loyalty programs in Europe. As we continue to innovate and expand the program, we look to new strategic partnerships such as with Chase,” said Eric Caron, Vice President and General Manager, Air France-KLM USA. “We are excited to partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards® to offer its members a seamless point transfer experience with Flying Blue so they may enjoy Air France and KLM’s latest onboard products, innovative customer experience, and many other amenities and benefits.”
A premier rewards program for Chase cardholders, Ultimate Rewards offers exceptional customer value, options and ease, especially for those that seek travel redemption alternatives. In addition to the point transfer benefit, points earned on eligible cards are worth more when redeemed for flights, hotels, car rentals and cruises on Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, as few as 50,000 points can be transferred to Flying Blue and redeemed for a round-trip Economy Class flight from the U.S. to many European destinations (subject to terms and conditions of Flying Blue and Ultimate Rewards). For more information on Ultimate Rewards and eligible Chase cards, visit www.chase.com/ultimaterewards
About Flying Blue
Flying Blue, one of the leading loyalty programs in Europe with 25 million members, has 36 member airlines including Air France and KLM, and more than 100 non-airline partners. The more members travel, the more their loyalty is rewarded. Once enrolled in the Flying Blue program, customers can access the numerous services designed to make traveling more enjoyable. Flying Blue is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and is one of the leading loyalty programs in Europe. Flying Blue was recently voted “European airline program of the year” at the annual Freddie Awards, a preeminent honor for travel loyalty programs. For more information on Flying Blue, visit http://www.flyingblue.com/
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