No, AMEX Membership Rewards Transfers To British Airways Avios Have Not Suddenly Been Killed

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Readers have posted comments, posted on DDF, and emailed me about the disappearance of British Airways on the AMEX Membership Rewards portal. Some speculated that the transfer option would not return.

Several DDF members made transfers that were rejected and refunded back into AMEX points.

I reached out to AMEX PR for comment and they said, “Due to a technical issue, the ability to transfer Membership Rewards points to British Airways is temporarily unavailable. We are actively working to resolve this issue and this service should be available again soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

After that they added British Airways back and added a note that it is temporarily unavailable.

In the meantime you can transfer points to Iberia and from there to British Airways if your Iberia account is at least 90 days old. Or you can transfer points from Chase or Marriott to British Airways. Or you can transfer to Lifemiles for their excellent short-haul awards on United.

But you can breathe easy in knowing that transfers from AMEX to British Airways Avios will return shortly.

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Will transfer from Amex to BA extend the expiration date of miles in BA Avios?

What is the minimum transfer allowed?


Did AmexPR happen to mention a timeframe in which this would likely be fixed?


What’s the big deal about BA? It’s too hard to book them and they charge more tax


I use AVIOS all the time for AA flights in the USA. They’re great for that!


Jm. me too. Easier and cheaper as they dont up the fee’s if you use points within a certain time frame of travel


I actually just tried two days ago to transfer some Amex points to my ba avios, as I needed to book a flight and need a bit more avios, I called amex they didn’t know what was happening.
interesting to finally hear what was going on