How Possible Are Chase Final Rewards Transfers to Delta or American?

How Possible Are Chase Final Rewards Transfers to Delta or American?

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@SpencerForMiles began a rumor Friday that Chase could be including both American or Delta as a points-to-miles switch associate.

Factors from the Chase Sapphire Most popular Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card at the moment switch to:

  • Airways: United, British Airways, Korean, Singapore, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, Air France KLM
  • Inns: Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, IHG Rewards Membership

The newest program that they added was Air France KLM Flying Blue again in Might. It took a full yr, I’m instructed, from the time the settlement was signed for this system to come back on-line as a switch associate due to the insistence that transfers occur immediately. The IT work took time.

I’m extremely skeptical that Chase will be capable to carry on American AAdvantage or Delta SkyMiles as switch companions. It appears unimaginable with respect to Delta and merely extraordinarily unlikely with respect to American.

American Specific has exclusivity with Delta. I don’t see how Delta might grow to be a Chase switch associate in the course of the present Amex-Delta contract that was re-upped on the finish of 2014. That contract set a brand new bar for co-brand agreements at $2 billion a yr.

American AAdvantage certain appears unlikely, however with out having seen the brand new co-brand agreements let me describe a path.

Citibank and Barclaycard will grow to be joint issuers of latest Aemrican AAdvantage bank cards. Citibank wouldn’t pay sufficient for whole exclusivity, and I’m instructed they wouldn’t pay what American demanded for ThankYou factors transfers. Citi actually did need transfers.

I’d anticipate that the offers they signed with Citi and Barclaycard precluded American from doing card-related offers with some other US banks.

Nonetheless since neither financial institution purchased AAdvantage factors transfers, it’s at the least conceivable that these stay a product on the desk for American to promote. It’s a really lengthy shot that they might promote that to a financial institution that isn’t one in all their two US co-brand companions, however since I haven’t seen the contracts I can not rule out the likelihood with certainty.

I’m skeptical, although I’d like to be mistaken on each counts after all.

Even with out American, Chase has British Airways as a switch associate and BA can redeem for journey on American and different oneowrld airways. And with out Delta, Chase has each Korean and Air France as switch companions that are nice for SkyTeam redemptions. In some ways, Korean Air SkyPass is without doubt one of the most helpful applications on the earth already so I’m not dying for SkyMiles transfers and Delta associate Air France is strategically helpful with entry to much more award house on Air France than Delta gives its personal members.