In exciting news, Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Air Canada’s Aeroplan program as a transfer partner. This is its first addition since 2019 when it added Emirates Skywards miles. This is excellent news for anyone who collects Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and can provide some serious value when looking for flights. Let’s take a look at the details.
Chase Ultimate Rewards Now Transfer to Air Canada Aeroplan
Like all of its hotel and airline transfer partners, Chase Ultimate Rewards points will transfer to Aeroplan points at a 1:1 ratio. This means that 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points will convert to 1,000 Aeroplan points. You’ll also need to transfer in increments of 1,000.
This brings the total of Chase’s transfer partners to 14:
|Chase Airline Transfer Partner||Min Transfer||Transfer Ratio|
(Chase > Airline)
|Aer Lingus AerClub||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|British Airways Executive Club||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Flying Blue AIR FRANCE KLM||1,000||1:1||1 hour|
|Emirates Skywards||1,000||1:1||Almost instant|
|Iberia Plus||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1,000||1:1||1-2 days|
|Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|United Airlines MileagePlus||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Chase Hotel Transfer Partner||Min Transfer||Transfer Ratio||Transfer Time|
|World of Hyatt||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|IHG Rewards Club||1,000||1:1||1 day|
|Marriott Rewards||1,000||1:1||2 days|
Maxiziming Aeroplan Rewards
So why is this such good news? There are a number of reasons. Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance, which includes airlines such as United, Lufthansa, SWISS, ANA, Turkish Airlines, and more. This means you’ll have another option to redeem your Chase Ultimate Rewards points for products such United’s Polaris or ANA’s The Room business class.
After its restructuring in late 2019, Aeroplan debuted with an all-new award chart that includes nifty features — such as the ability to add a stopover on an award ticket for just 5,000 extra points. This works on one-way award tickets as well as round-trip, which is more generous than most other programs will offer.
Aeroplan also features family pooling, which is the ability — you guessed it — to pool together points from a handful of different accounts. This can be especially handy when trying to make some large redemptions.
Finally, Aeroplan doesn’t pass on fuel surcharges. This is unlike, say, ANA, who will gladly levy fees in the realm of a thousand dollars on a business class ticket to Europe on Lufthansa.
Earning Aeroplan Points
With the addition of Chase as a transfer partner, Aeroplan now has 3 flexible points currencies from which you can transfer: Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards, and Capital One miles, which makes earning Aeroplan points easy.
If you’re looking to make a large redemption, you can easily boost your balance by acquiring some all-time-high welcome offers, such as up to 150,000 Amex Membership Rewards points from The Platinum Card® from American Express or up to 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. Combined, these 2 offers can net you enough points for 2 round-trip business class tickets to Europe!
Chase Ultimate Rewards adding Air Canada Aeroplan as a transfer partner is excellent news for anyone looking to fly Star Alliance. With near-instant transfer times and a favorable 1:1 transfer ratio, Aeroplan points can present a valuable redemption option for award travelers.