5000 Bonus Miles on First Transfer of American Express Points to British Airways Miles

One Mile at a Time noted yesterday that British Airways was now live as a U.S. American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner. I hadn’t expected this until January, they’re a few weeks ahead of schedule.

He also notes that they’re offering 5000 bonus miles for making your first transfer.

And, indeed, the Amex Membership Rewards website says:

“In honor of this new partnership, you can receive 5,000 bonus BA Miles when you transfer Membership Rewards® points to British Airways before January 31, 2010. You must be enrolled in the British Airways Executive Club in order to participate in this offer, visit http://www.ba.com to enroll. Bonus Miles will be awarded by February 28, 2010. One bonus per Cardmember. Taxes, fees, charges & surcharges, including airline surcharged, apply.”

So I can transfer 1000 Amex points to BA and receive 6000 miles.

As I noted back in August, I consider Amex adding British Airways to their U.S. program to be a real, meaningful addition. Truly glad to see it.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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