October 3rd, 2011

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Update: As of April 2013, Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Virgin Atlantic as a new airline transfer partner.

I asked Chase’ Ultimate Rewards program folks last week whether United would be a transfer partner going forward, but they were mum – stating, “No information at this time.” I’ve always assumed they would – especially since Continental is currently a transfer partner and Chase issues United’s credit cards.

Well, TPG reader Elizabeth tipped me off that United is now listed as a transfer partner on UltimateRewards.com -> Transfer Points -> See all

A nice little surprise

I would have missed this because United doesn’t have a logo, but it’s there. However, when I tried to transfer to my MileagePlus account I received a temporary error. Seems like someone accidentally let this show online before the partnership goes live, but I think it’s a good sign nonetheless!

Error

Has anyone been able to transfer points successfully to United?

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
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