American Express Membership Rewards has returned with the popular Avios points transfer bonus for their U.S. based members, offering a whopping 40%-50% boost on mileage transfers to British Airways Executive Club.
American Express offers these bonus conversions on a revolving basis throughout the year and in various countries (different transfer conditions apply to each countries Membership Rewards program so check your personal offers online).
This current 40% British Airways transfer bonus is targeted to U.S. based Membership Rewards members and can be found in the online account under the Membership Rewards section.
The promotion ends on October 1st 2019.
I’m personally targeted with a 40% Bonus though others report a 50% bonus as well:
A 40% boost is very attractive for a points transfer even though British Airways isn’t the best program around for Premium Award redemptions in many cases. I do appreciate that you can book pretty much anything online with BAEC without having to involve a phone agent. What I hate about them is the blocking of Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines inventory that’s going on for a while now as you get closer to the departure date.
This could be a fantastic opportunity for those with many Amex points in their account to offload them to British Airways. Keep in mind though that BAEC will levy fuel surcharges on most connections, especially those operated by British Airways themselves.
Being able to book one ways online and with very little advance notice up to the last minute (except Cathay Pacific and now also JAL) is a huge plus for Executive Club transfers. Even though I was planning to move my remaining points to ANA, maybe I will reconsider and put some of them them into my BA account.
These are the complete T&C for this promotion:
The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo.
You must be enrolled in British Airways Executive Club in order to participate in this offer, visit https://www.britishairways.com/travel/register-now/public/en_gb to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations or any other rewards in British Airways Executive Club. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of British Airways Executive Club and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on British Airways redemption flights and upgrades. See British Airways Executive Club 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 August 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. MT on October 1, 2019, to receive 40% additional Avios. Additional Avios will be awarded at the time of transfer.