Reviewing Updates – AMEX Transfer Ratios for Airline Partners

Currently available promotions and recent devaluations have altered some of the usual transfer ratios of American Express Membership Rewards Points into their airline transfer partners. Such transfer ratios at the moment are the following:

AeroMexico = 1,000 Club Premier Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
Air Canada = 1,000 Aeroplan Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
Alitalia Airlines = 1,000 MilleMiglia Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
All Nippon Airways (ANA) = 1,000 ANA Mileage Club Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
British Airways = 200 Avios : 250 Membership Rewards Points
Cathay Pacific Airways = 1,000 Asia Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
Delta Airlines = 1,000 SkyMiles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
EL AL Israel Airlines = 20 Matmid Points : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
Air France & KLM = 1,000 Flying Blue Award Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
Emirates = 1,000 Skywards Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
*Hawaiian Airlines = 1,250 HawaiianMiles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
*Iberia Plus Airlines = 250 Avios Points : 250 Membership Rewards Points
JetBlue Airways = 200 TrueBlue Points : 250 Membership Rewards Points
Singapore Airlines = 1,000 KrisFlyer Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points
*Virgin America = 100 Elevate points : 200 Membership Rewards Points
Virgin Atlantic = 1,000 Flying Club Miles : 1,000 Membership Rewards Points

*Ongoing promotion.

The promotional transfer ratio for Hawaiian Airlines (25% bonus) is scheduled to end on December 21, 2015, while the promotional transfer ratios for Iberia (25% bonus) is scheduled to end on December 31, 2015.

The promotion currently available for Virgin America consists of an upgrade to Elevate Gold Status when you transfer 80,000 points by December 31, 2015.

I do not think the promotions for Hawaiian and Virgin America are all that great. Even the promotion for Iberia is not that intriguing considering you were able to transfer Amex points into Iberia at a 1:1 ratio until a few months ago. However, Mommy Points recently reported that the actual transfer bonus for Iberia might be larger than what it is supposed to be.

It has been a while since there was an Amex transfer bonus promotion available worth taking advantage of. Hopefully that will change soon.

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