Amex Membership Rewards Avios Transfer Bonus
Back in 2015 American Express made a change to their partnership with British Airways & Iberia and lowered their transfer ratio from 1:1 to 250:200. Thankfully in 2017 they reversed course and reinstated 1:1 transfers. Now, we have the return of their awesome transfer bonus to these programs. Let’s take a look.
Special Offer: Get 50% more Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards points. This bonus applies to transfers to British Airways Executive Club.
Some accounts could have a 40% bonus, while others have no bonus at all.
What This Means
As part of this limited time promotion, every 1,000 Membership Rewards transferred will net you 1,500 Avios. The promotion should show on your Membership Rewards account when you go to the “Transfer Points” screen.
Amex Membership Rewards Avios Transfer Bonus – Analysis
50% is the best transfer bonus even beeing offered from the Membership Rewards program, giving a 1:1.5 ratio. This is a great opportunity to pad your Avios account balance.
Avios are quite useful for shorter flights around the world and North America. Even some longer routes make a good amount of sense to book with Avios (on routes with no full surcharges), especially considering the nice 50% bonus.
This Amex Membership Rewards Avios Transfer Bonus usually surfaces at least once a year. There’s no expiration date, and also once you see the bonus is best to complete the transfer, as it might not show up again.
Are you planning to transfer your Amex Membership Rewards points to one of these airlines? Share your plans in the comments!