We may receive a commission when you use our links. Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Monkey Miles is also a Senior Advisor to Bilt Rewards Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
25% Chase Transfer Bonus to Flying Blue
One of the best times to take advantage of transferring your hard earned miles to a partner program is during a transfer bonus. Currently, Chase is offering a 25% transfer bonus when you move your Chase Ultimate Rewards to Air France/KLM’s loyalty program Flying Blue. I’ve found tremendous value using FlyingBlue in the past, and if I didn’t already have a balance of Flying Blue miles I’m looking to use, I’d think about taking advantage of this bonus.
Chase Ultimate Rewards 25% transfer bonus to FlyingBlue runs til 5/15/22
Until 05/15/22 you can get a 25% bonus…meaning that 39k one way to/from Houston is just 32k Chase points….a downright steal imo.
Check out Flying Blue Promo Awards for even more value
Every month FlyingBlue has a list of promo awards that specifically target cities and cabins around the world. In the month of April their most intriguing route is between Houston and Europe. You can fly for under 40k miles one way which would equate to about 30k Chase Ultimate Rewards. Go here to read all about them
What are the programs that partner with Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles
Flying Blue is a transfer partner of 6 different transferrable point currencies and are some of the easiest miles to accrue as a result. If you’re short on Chase points you could always shore up your account with these programs.
- American Express
- Capital One
You can convert any of the
Is this the best transfer bonus we’ve seen?
I believe this is the first time we’ve seen a Chase transfer bonus to Air France so it would be the best.
Should I go ahead and transfer without a trip in mind?
Absolutely not, I would never advise speculatively transferring points without having a definitive award booking available you want to book. Programs devalue all the time, without warning or notice.
Our favorite credit cards to earn those points that can be transferred
You can find a full list of cards on our Favorite Cards page, but these are tops of the tops.
Great uses of Air France/KLM Flying Blue Miles
Looking to make use of your newly minted Flying Blue miles? Here are a few great redemptions.
Air France Business Class
There are many great uses, but in particular redeeming miles for Air France business class is a wonderful use. Normal rates begin at 53k miles – this is a super competitive rate, but keep in mind a couple hundred in taxes and fees will also apply
Starting as low as 61,500 miles and a couple hundred in taxes and fees its a great way to fly on a super cool product and pay fewer taxes and fees than Virgin Atlantic would charge
KLM Business Class
KLM offers world class service and a great business class – keep your eye out for the planes that offer reverse herringbone 1-2-1 configuration ( primarily the 787-9 ). I haven’t been lucky enough to fly it yet, but I have flown the 777 in a 2-2-2 configuration in a mini cabin and was pleasantly surprised. We did a quick hop from Singapore to Bali and it was great.
If you have a trip coming up and you’ve found award availability, this could be an excellent time to book.
Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers.
A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 60k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out
♥3x on select streaming
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary
♥ 10% Anniversary Point Bonus. Spend $10k in a year, get 1k bonus points.