Chase has added a 30-percent bonus for point transfers to British Airways through mid-June. This is the first time Chase has ever offered a transfer bonus to one of its travel partners.
It’s a great development for those who have the Chase Trifecta and love the flexibility of transferable points. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come as Chase tries to add more value to its Ultimate Reward earning members. The offer expires on June 16 at 11:59 pm EST.
According to the language on the Chase website, it looks like you will only see your bonus miles once you’ve transferred them to your British Airways Executive Club account.
American Express has long awarded periodic bonuses to transfer partners. Recently, American Express had a 40 percent transfer offer to British Airways.
Chase adding a transfer bonus to British Airways obviously isn’t a bad thing. It never hurts to earn bonus miles. If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Reserve card, using British Avios both domestically and internationally is a great way to redeem points for flights.
You can use British Airways Avios to fly on American Airlines for a bargain inside the United States. Because British Airways has a distance-based award chart, flights that are up to 1,151 miles can be redeemed for just 7,500 miles each way in economy.