Category: American Express Membership Rewards

Changes to American Express Platinum lounge benefits

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The American Express Platinum card comes with a hefty annual fee of $450. Historically, this cost has been partially offset by some of the best credit card perks in the industry, including an annual $200 fee reimbursement for airline-imposed fees and Amex’s Platinum Travel Desk, which includes two-for-one business class tickets on many international airlines.

One of the most valuable benefits has been the access the card offered to airline lounges around the world, including those run by American Airlines, Delta and US Airways. (more…)

How to save miles when redeeming award tickets

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American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points are a valuable and versatile currency.  They can be transferred to a variety of airlines, including members of all three global airline alliances, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue, and more. This gives travelers dozens of redemption options on almost every major airline in the world.  But if you can transfer to one of several airline partners to make your award booking, does it matter which one you choose? (more…)

Earn bonus miles for converting points to Air Canada Aeroplan

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Happy Thanksgiving week to American readers. As you’re planning your holiday travel and dreaming of big trips for 2014, there’s an opportunity to earn some significant bonus miles by transferring points into Air Canada’s Aeroplan program.

From now until December 9, point transfers from American Express and various hotel programs into Aeroplan will net bonuses of up to 25%. (more…)

American Express Membership Rewards bonus for transfers to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic

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It’s good to be a London-based airline, at least if your frequent flyers want to transfer in American Express points.

From now until year-end, receive a 20% bonus on points transfers from the American Express Membership Rewards program to British Airways, and a 30% bonus on transfers to Virgin Atlantic. (more…)