Chase Ultimate Rewards currently offers one of their popular Avios points transfer bonuses, which is a decent 30% boost on points transfers to British Airways Executive Club, Iberia and Aer Lingus.
This current 30% British Airways transfer bonus by Chase can be found in the online account under the Ultimate Rewards section.
A 30% boost is very attractive for a points transfer even though British Airways isn’t the best program around for Premium Award redemptions in many cases. I do appreciate that you can book pretty much anything online with BAEC without having to involve a phone agent. What I hate about them is the blocking of Cathay Pacific (and to a degree Japan Airlines) inventory that’s been going on for a while now once you get closer to the departure date.
One thing to keep in mind however is that Ultimate Rewards is a very flexible currency while Avios are fix and you’re tied to the program once the transfer is complete. Not sure I’d transfer out my UR points to a frequent flyer program right now as the situation in the aviation industry could force big changes on these programs.
This could be a fantastic opportunity for those with plenty Ultimate Rewards points in their account to offload them to British Airways, just keep in mind their recent moderate price increases.
Also consider that BAEC will levy fuel surcharges on most connections, especially those operated by British Airways themselves. Being able to book one ways online and with very little advance notice up to the last minute (except Cathay Pacific/JAL) is a huge plus for Executive Club transfers.
The following are the Terms & Conditions for the UR Transfer Promotion:
Bonus Avios offer is valid for point transfers to British Airways Executive Club completed between 12:00AM ET on November 9, 2020 and 11:59PM ET on December 9, 2020. Minimum transfer is 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points. Bonus Avios will be awarded by British Airways in your British Airways Executive Club account when your transfer is complete.
For the Bonus Avios offer, you will receive 30% Bonus Avios for each Ultimate Rewards point transferred during the promotional period listed above. For example, if you transfer 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points, you will receive a total of 1,300 Avios. You must be enrolled in British Airways Executive Club with both your membership in good standing and your Ultimate Rewards credit card account open and not in default in order to participate in this offer. Visit ba.com/executiveclub to enroll. Once you have transferred Ultimate Rewards points, they become Avios subject to the Terms and Conditions of the British Airways Executive Club and cannot be transferred back to your Chase Ultimate Rewards Program account. Taxes, government imposed fees, and all applicable carrier charges apply on British Airways redemption flights and upgrades. Individual airline carrier restrictions may apply. See British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions for details, including Avios redemption requirements, which can be found at ba.com/theclubterms. Reward flights and cabin upgrades are subject to availability. Chase is not responsible for availability of flights, accommodations, Avios, or any other rewards in the British Airways Executive Club.