30% Transfer Bonus from Amex to British Airways and Iberia Avios

30% Transfer Bonus Amex Avios

30% Transfer Bonus from Amex to British Airways and Iberia Avios

American Express launched this month a new limited time promotion. Eligible Amex cardholders can transfer Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club Avios or Iberia Plus Avios with a 30% transfer bonus. The promotion runs through August 31, 2023. While not the best offer have seen, this is still a substantial bonus that makes award flights more affordable. Let’s see the details below.

Offer Details

Normally Amex Membership Rewards points transfer to British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus Avios at a 1:1 ratio. Right now, with the additional 30% bonus, you will receive 1,300 Avios for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points that you transfer. 

  • Minimum Transfer 1,000 points
  • Maximum Transfer 999,000 points
  • Transfer Increments 1,000 points
  • Estimated Transfer Time: Up to 48 hours (usually instant)

These two offers are available through August 31, 2023, giving you plenty of time to transfer points for future travel.

About Avios Program

Avios is the rewards currency used by British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Qatar Airways and soon Finnair. Each of the first three airlines offers their own U.S. credit card that earns up to 3X Avios. British Airways Executive Club is a partner with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, and Chase Ultimate Rewards. Avios can be used for booking flights on oneworld airlines that avoid fuel surcharges, which can yield substantial savings on taxes and fees. Here are some examples of the best uses for the Avios program:
  • Short-haul tickets are possibly the best value for British Airways Avios. Award fares start at 4,750 Avios plus about $22 for off-peak flights of 650 miles or less operated by British Airways. 
  • Short-haul awards start at 6,000 Avios but exclude flights within North America. Partner flights in North America start at 7,500 Avios for flights 650 miles or less.
  • Fly from the West Coast to Hawaii for just 13,000 Avios on Alaska Airlines.
  • Short-haul flight to South America and Caribbean on American Airlines also provide great value. You can also get good deals on flight between Caribbean islands.
  • Trans-Atlantic Royal Air Maroc business fares for 60,000 Avios one way.

Guru’s Wrap-up

As mentioned above, this is not the best offer we have seen for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Avios. Previous offers have been as high as 40% and 50%. But this is still a very good opportunity to extract more value from your American Express points.

There are several American Express consumer and business credit cards that earn Membership Rewards points. You can also earn points through everyday shopping when you you use the Rakuten shopping portal.

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