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If you are collecting airline air-miles, American Express Rewards transfer directly to the following loyalty programs; Air Canada (Aeroplan), Alitalia (MilleMiglia), Asia Miles, British Airways Avios, Delta Air Lines Delta SkyMiles® and more (see below).

How do I earn Amex Membership Rewards points?

You earn Membership Rewards points from Centurion, Platinum, Gold, Green American Express consumer cards and their equivalent Corporate and Small Business charge cards. The earnings rate is usually 1 point for every £1 or $1 spent on the card, depending on where you are based.

Which Amex Card Is The Best To Earn Membership Rewards points?

The most popular Membership Rewards card by miles, is the FREE Amex Gold Card. This card is an incredible deal with a huge free bonus of Membership Rewards. You can apply for the US card right here. For the UK card, you will need to drop me an email for a referral to get extra referral bonus points (totalling 20,000). Both cards are free for a whole year (you can cancel at any time).

How Do I Get The Best Value Out Of My Amex Rewards?

In general, you can get a much better value out of your Amex Rewards by converting them to Airline miles and spending them on flights, than by using them on hotel stays or for Amex products and vouchers such as spend on Amazon. Rewards spent on Amazon will net you around £0.005 or $0.005/Reward point. You should be aiming for £/$0.01-0.02 from your Amex Rewards by using them on flights depending on the airline. I convert my own American Express Rewards over to British Airways.

Airline Transfer Rates For The UK Amex

Air Canada Aeroplan: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Aeroplan® miles.
Estimated transfer time: up to 30 minutes.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Alitalia MilleMiglia (Part of Skyteam): 1000 Membership Rewards points = 750 MilleMiglia miles.
Estimated transfer time: 5 business days.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Asia Miles (OneWorld): 1000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Asia Miles.
Estimated transfer time: 5 business days.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

British Airways Executive Club Avios (which can also be used on Iberia): 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Avios.
Estimated transfer time: 5 business days.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Delta Air Lines Delta SkyMiles® (SkyTeam): 1000 Membership Rewards points = 750 SkyMiles®.
Estimated transfer time: up to 30 minutes.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Etihad Guest miles.
Estimated transfer time: 3 business days.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Emirates Miles: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Miles.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Finnair Miles: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Miles.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Flying Blue Miles (SkyTeam): 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Miles.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

SAS Miles: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Miles.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Virgin Atlantic Miles: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Miles.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Singapore Airlines Miles: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Miles.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

Lufthansa is an Amex partner but only if you live in Switzerland!

I have A US Amex, Who Are My Airline Partners?

Aeromexico.
Air Canada Aeroplan.
KLM and Air France Flying Blue.
Alitalia Mile Miglia.
ANA Airlines.
Asia Miles.
British Airways Avios.
Delta Skymiles.
El Al (terrible transfer ratio).
Emirates Skywards.
Etihad Guest.
Hawaiian Airlines.
Iberia Plus.
JetBlue TrueBlue.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.
Virgin Atlantic FlyingClub.

You can also transfer your Amex Rewards To These Hotel Programs

Hilton Honors Program Hilton Honors: 1000 Membership Rewards points = 1000 Hilton Honors points.
Estimated transfer time: 5 business days.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

These transfer at a great ratio, BUT I would not transfer my Amex Membership Rewards points to Hilton beause there are several versions of Amex Hilton cards that earn Hilton points so they are very easy to earn elsewhere. I would rather transfer my American Express Membership Rewards points to one of the airline programs.

Starwood Preferred Guest Program (Remember SPG points can be converted to Marriott Rewards on a 1:3 basis)
1000 Membership Rewards points = 500 Starpoints®.
Estimated transfer time: 5 business days.
Minimum transfer amount: 1000 points.

These transfer at a great ratio, BUT I would not transfer my Amex Membership Rewards points to SPG because Starwood American Express card earns 1 point per £1 or $1 spent (depending on where you are based) which is double what the Gold Card earns. Again I would rather transfer my American Express Membership Rewards points to one of the airline programs.

You can transfer your UK Amex Rewards into Club Eurostar at the ratio of 15 points to 1 Eurostar mile.

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