[Ends Today!] WOW! AMEX Offering Transfer Bonuses With 12 Airline And Hotel Partners!

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Update: The airline transfer bonuses end today. Will you make any transfers?

Originally posted on 9/1:

While AMEX is usually pretty good about offering transfer bonuses when you transfer points into miles, this is unprecedented. Either AMEX is looking to clear their books from points liabilities and/or airlines are hoping to generate revenue from selling miles to AMEX!

As always, I don’t recommend transferring bank points into miles unless you are going to redeem those miles now or in the near future as programs can devalue at any time and you lose the flexibility that bank points offer once they’re transferred.

The 40% Avios bonus and 30% Virgin Atlantic bonus stand out as very compelling offers.

If you’re able to travel to Israel, the Qantas offer is good for El Al travel, but always check on availability before transferring. The Flying Blue and Virgin Atlantic offers are good for travel on Delta to Israel and the Air Canada and Lifemiles offers are good for travel on United to Israel. The Hilton offer can be worthwhile for hotels in Israel as well.

You can currently get a bonus with 12 different transfer partners. I’ve included links to previous posts where I highlight some of the best redemption options from each program.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points include:

Will you transfer any points to airlines or hotels with these offers?

HT: AJK, via DDF

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Thank you for this round up.
You say that you “don’t recommend transferring unless one is going to redeem those miles now or in the near future”. Agree, however.. Many folks like me, who churn, need somewhere to transfer (or “park”) their points, because when it comes time to cancel or downgrade etc, there may not be any bonus around at all. Obviously there’s always a risk of devaluation, but what’s the alternative?

Hence, in these situations it pays to know where one would either be the most sellable at the highest price, or where one would get the highest value (subjective).

Since we’re still in the covid era, I think most people are flying mostly domestic.
Which transfer bonus would you recommend to park points at to get the best value for domestic flights?

(Of my many flights during covid, Avios was always useless, as either AA priced the awards I wanted as web specials, or as standard award. Extremely rare to find saver awards within a week of travel)



What would you recommend for a travel from israel to the Maldives?


Will they honor it if I just transferred before the promotion?




i would love to see a delta transfer bonus does AmEx ever have a delta transfer bonus?

Who generally sponsors the bonus is it the cc company or the airline ?


In short – What’s today’s best valued option to redeem Amex points?


Why is the Virgin offer compelling? And link to a post how those can be used for domestic travel? Delta?


Datapoint: Transferred out to Avianca. MR confirmation page says transfer should be 14,950 Lifemiles with the bonus. A few minutes later. 17,193 Lifemiles appeared in my account.

marc moore



I just transferred to iberia yesterday and missed the bonus. Any chance customer service will honor the new rates?


Any good deals to London with these 50%?


I’m looking for the same thing. Problem with London is the fees charged by BA and Virgin. American and United are good ways to get to London without fees but they aren’t represented here.


Yes BA


What about booking AA- MIA-TLV with BA avios ?


I’m not seeing the bonuses showing up today for some reason. Anyone having the same experience?


Pay Yourself Back, ending today


No. I’m still in the old days, when some bonuses were 100%. Primarily Diners Club if memory serves me.

So until I see 50% or more, no thanks.