Chase Ultimate Rewards Gets a New Partner – Singapore Airlines

Great news for those of us who earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Singapore Airlines is the newest transfer partner!

Singapore Airlines is always regarded as one of the best airlines in the world, especially their elusive First Class. It’s virtually only available to member of their own loyalty program – Kris Flyer.

Lucky, who has flown Singapore several times, broke the news and has a few photos of the beautiful First Class cabin.

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A Few Notes 

The transfer ratio of Ultimate Rewards points to KrisFlyer miles will be 1:1 in 1,000 point increments, similar to all the other partners.

Now there are three flexible points programs that are partners with Singapore Airlines – American Express Membership Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and now Chase Ultimate Rewards.

If you can book your award online, you will receive a 15% discount.

Early reports are in and the transfer is not instant.

A few gems in the KrisFlyer Star Alliance award chart:

  • 40,000 miles round trip for travel within North America (excluding Hawaii) in business
  • 35,000 miles round trip for North America to Hawaii in coach
  • 60,000 miles round trip for North America to Hawaii in business
Singapore Domestic Business Class Award

40K for Business class within North America

Overall, this is great news for the Ultimate Rewards program. New partners means they are successful and growing.

This absolutely adds value to the Ultimate Rewards program and, for me, they are distancing themselves from American Express Membership Rewards.