American Express goes British for the holidays

American Express announced several months ago that they would be adding British Airways as a transfer partner for their Membership Rewards program by the end of the year.  They pushed that “end of year” bit almost to the limit, but as of earlier this week they’ve finally opened up the partnership.

Even better, there is a bonus available for folks who make a transfer before the end of January 2010.  It is 5,000 BAEC points for any transfer and the minimum transfer amount is 1,000 so that’s not too bad a deal.

Of course, they might be going out on strike over Christmas ruining travel plans.  Or they might arbitrarily decide to cancel a ticket that you bought ruining travel plans. Or you might have to pay the exorbitant fees that they charge for fuel surcharges and taxes on reward flights.  But if you can get over that stuff this seems like a decent deal.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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