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Limited time! Chase Ultimate Rewards 30% transfer bonus to British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus

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Chase Ultimate Rewards 30% transfer bonus to British Airways

We are seeing the trend of transfer bonuses continue this year.  Chase has dropped a, limited time, 30% transfer bonus when you transfer Ultimate Rewards into British Airways, Iberia, or Aer Lingus.  These are all members of the Avios program and those points can be merged ( same goes for Qatar Airways ). This is on the heels of a 50%  Marriott transfer bonus currently. All of these are highlighted on our transfer bonus page.

If you have travel coming up and could utilize these bonuses…amazing, if not, I wouldn’t recommend moving points over to these programs just because they’re on offer.

The easiest place to see how many British Airways Avios it will take is here

Chase Ultimate Rewards to British Airways Avios 30% transfer bonus ends July 31st, 2022

As you can see you can enjoy this transfer bonus for the month of July.

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What are some great uses of British Airways Avios?

In the past I have primarily used these to upgrade a discount business class fare into first class. For roughly 25k Avios you can upgrade a flight from the West Coast to England for just 25k Avios…or 18k Ultimate Rewards with this promo. I’ve also done it from Chicago where it only required 20k Avios…just 15k Ultimate Rewards with this promo.

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

Another great use is domestically in economy or first class. In the past I traveled quite a bit between LAX and Indiana where much of my family is located. If cash rates were really high, I’d make use of redeeming British Airways Avios for American Airlines flights and fly econ for just 10k Avios, or 20k in first class. With this promo, that’s just 7k or 14k Ultimate Rewards. Pretty solid value as we see flight prices creep higher.

You can fly to Hawaii in econ for just 13k Avios…that’s under 10k Ultimate Rewards

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Another option that is now bookable on British Airways site is Alaska Airlines – this traditionally was only bookable over the phone, but since Alaska joined One World this is now possible online as well. The same strategy applies, and you can find some really great deals this way.

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How about Iberia?

Did you know that you can transfer British Airways Avios into Iberia Avios. Well, you can. Just read our guide here which step by step leads your through the process.

By far, bar none, the very best use of Iberia Avios is to redeem on a flight from the East Coast of the US to Madrid in business class. This can be done for just 34k Avios, or 68k roundtrip. That’s just 49k Ultimate Rewards!

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And you’d fly like this – you can read our review here.

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British Airways and Qatar Airways points can be used interchangeably

First thing you want to do is link your accounts, which you can do here.  Once you do that, you’ll see the points you have in either account show up in both places. Qatar Airways is a part of the Avios program now.

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Traveling to Doha

First, if you just want to go to Doha, the pricing on British Airways and Qatar are the same. I stayed at the St Regis Doha when I visited back in 2019. We were upgraded to an incredible suite for our stay.

USA to Doha = 70k British Airways Avios and 70k Qatar Airways.

The Maldives is a different situation.

  • USA to Maldives on Qatar QSuites would cost 105k British Airways Avi
  • 85k if you book it via Qatar Airways

a screenshot of a ticketYou don’t even have to move points between accounts, you can book on Qatar’s website with points in your BA Avios account

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30% is the best transfer bonus we’ve seen from Chase to BA. We have see 40% ( I think even 50% from Amex )

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

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Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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