American Express Membership Rewards has a new promotion available for their U.S. based members, offering a 25% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Aeromexico Club Premier.This promotion is available to all Membership Rewards members (non-targeted) and expires on February 14th 2019 as the last date to transfer the points, ideal to book a round a world ticket.
Contrary to the last transfer promotion with Virgin Atlantic Amex has this time published a proper expiration date of the campaign and also made the transfer promotion available to all customers.
You can find the transfer option in your online Amex card account under Membership Rewards – Airline Transfers :
The sweet spot with Aeromexico Club Premier might be their Round the World Ticket in Business Class which is priced at 352,000 miles [224,000 miles in Economy Class].
SkyTeam™ Go Round the World Award Tickets allow you to travel across the globe, with up to 15 stopovers before returning to your point of origin, always traveling in the same direction, either east-bound or west-bound, on all routes served by SkyTeam™
The trip in question must involve travel in the same direction, namely, eastwards or westwards.
Seats are subject to availability and confirmation by participating carriers.
Applies only to flights operated by SkyTeam™ airlines.
Travel must begin and return to the same country.
A minimum of three stopovers is required, with a maximum of 15 stopovers permitted during a trip, with a maximum of five stopovers per continent.
For the purpose of SkyTeam™ Go Round the World Passes, a stopover means any city on the itinerary in which passengers wish to remain more than 24 hours before continuing travel.
The cities of origin and final destination do not count as stopovers.
Flights between stopovers must either be scheduled for direct or immediate connections.
Travel may originate in any city in the world, as long as the flight is operated by a SkyTeam™ airline.
Pass applies to following travel regions: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania (Australia) and Asia.
Passengers may remain at each stopover as long as they wish, provided tickets are still valid.
Class of service: Economy and Business Class/Clase Premier. All flights must be booked in the same class: Economy or Business.
Valid for one year after ticket issue date.
In this case it would only take 176,000 American Express Membership Rewards to book a business class round the world ticket with up to 15 stopovers which is a fantastic deal.
Keep in mind that taxes and fees apply when issuing the ticket but Aeromexico doesn’t apply very high fuel surcharges which is a big advantage.
This could be a fantastic opportunity for those with enough Amex points in their account to get themselves a nice Business Class Round the World Ticket.
The only downside about the SkyTeam alliance is that they don’t really have many award winning airlines in their collection. I’d say that China Airlines, Delta, KLM and Korean Air are the best ones if you manage to find flights with their newest Business Class products.
Here are the Terms&Conditions for this promotion:
You must be enrolled in Aeromexico Club Premier Program in order to participate in this offer, visit clubpremier.com to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations or any other rewards in the Aeromexico Club Premier Program. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Aeromexico Club Premier Program and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on Aeromexico redemption flights and upgrades. See Aeromexico Club Premier Program Terms and Conditions for details. Individual air carrier restrictions may apply.Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. MT on January 14, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. MT on February 14, 2019 to receive 25% additional Premier Points. Additional Premier Points will be awarded at the time of transfer.POID: GCDJ:0001Only applies to Cards issued by American Express in the United States