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Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cardholders can now do more with their Ultimate Rewards due to a new partnership between Chase and Expedia, giving them more choices when booking trips and more ways to redeem their rewards.
Chase's travel booking site is now powered by Expedia giving cardholders access to enhanced rewards when they book flights, hotels, cars and other travel services. Other Chase cardholders will get access to Expedia in coming months.
With this new partnership, cardholders will be able to access to Expedia Group's travel inventory, which includes 272,000 hotels and 250 airlines. Cardholders can book flights, stays, car rentals and other activities using points, as well as a combination of rewards and cash.
"Our cardmembers are searching, booking and redeeming for travel in Ultimate Rewards more than ever, and together with Expedia Group we are taking the experience to the next level," said Lorraine Hansen, Head of Ultimate Rewards and Loyalty Solutions at Chase.
"Whether on desktop or mobile, we are providing simpler and smarter booking tools with over a million options to search, delivering even more value and flexibility to Ultimate Rewards cardmembers," he added.
Chase Sapphire and Chase Ink getting access soon
While right now only people with the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited are the only cardholders who can take advantage of this new partnership they expect to be rolling it out to both Chase Sapphire and Chase Ink cardholders in the coming months.
Expedia is in the house
Do special perks and offerings come with this new partnership? The answer is yes. Cardholders will get exclusive seasonal discounts for both activities and hotel stays, to help them find ways to enjoy the season.
The self-serve options for canceling car rentals or hotel stays have been upgraded too, so they are easier to use. Cardholders should also know that the Ultimate Rewards travel portal in the Chase mobile app will be backed by Expedia.
When it comes to flight fare and seat selection transparency, here too there are upgrades. Cardholders will be able to see how much their trip is going to cost at check-out, giving them a more accurate way to gauge how many points and how much cash they need to book their trip.
They will also get more chances to get upgrades while booking, and the seat review is now powered by powered by SeatGuru.