Get 40% Transfer Bonus miles when you transfer from Amex Points To British Airways Miles!
Via Miles4More, American Express is now offering a 40% Bonus when you transfer Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios!
I've been waiting for this for a long time! In April 2013, they had a 35% bonus, and a 50% bonus in the spring of 2012. I've been hoping for the 50% or at least the 40% to come back. I will probably be transferring most of my Amex points to get the most out of this promotion.
Promotion Period: The last day is 1/31/2015
Why do I love British Airways Avios?
Avios are unique. For short haul flights, award tickets are soooo cheap. For example, NYC to Montreal is only 4,500 Avios each way (a round trip can cost $300-600). I flew all over Peru for only 4,500 Avios each way instead of paying about $150. NYC to Florida is 7,500 each way or 15,000 round trip instead of ~$300. Compare that to the usual 25k miles for a round trip domestic flight and you can see the value. It can be difficult to get more than 2 cents per mile when redeeming coach award tickets, but here you can easily get 2-3 cents+ out of each Avios point!
Here are some great posts on many more ways to get the most out of this promotion
- Miles4More's Avios Sweet Spot Booking Guides: from the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and Florida
- ViewFromTheWing explains how to get the most out of this promotion
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