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For most people, an exotic vacation is not an every day thing. It goes without saying that you want to see as much as possible while on your trip. Since getting around costs time and money, points are an amazing way to add in destinations, without breaking the cash or points bank. There’s a limited time opportunity to maximize your travels while minimizing your miles, thanks to a generous Amex transfer…

a large tower with a fountain and Eiffel Tower in the backgroundAmex Is Offering A 40% Bonus On Transfers To British Airways.

You care about this because turning 1 point into 1.4 points is nice, especially if you know how to use them. How should you use them you ask? On flights that are 651 miles in distance or less. This is because these flights only require 4,500 points (and no surcharges). Through this brilliant Amex promotion (U.S. cards only) this reduces the average cost per flight to 3,200 miles. To truly make this bonus work out, you need to transfer in round numbers, such as 13,000 points for 4 flights, 26,000 points for 8 flights and so forth.

By Transferring 13,000 Amex Points To British Airways You Can a row of seats with monitors on themTake FOUR Flights, Touring Multiple Destinations…

Four flights for 13,000 points! Wow. Using this promotion, you can book four flights anywhere in the world (except U.S) that are under 651 miles and offer direct flights. You can fly on Cathay, Qantas, Japan Airlines, Iberia and countless other airlines. Want to do 5, 6, 7, or 8 flights? no problem. They’re just 3,200 Amex points a piece. Just transfer the Amex points over in one lump sum to capitalize on the transfer bonus. 

Here’s an example: You could fly Dublin to London. London to Paris. Paris to Barcelona. Barcelona to Nice. Nice to London. Lots of other European cities are possible.

Another one: This works extremely well in locations where OneWorld carriers are present, such as Japan Airlines in Japan, Qantas in Australia, Finnair in Scandinavia, Cathay in Southeast Asia and so forth.

Aoraki / Mount Cook surrounded by mountainsHow To Take Advantage Of This Great Deal…

This is easy. This transfer bonus is available until September 17th 2017. Simply transfer your points over to British Airways Executive Club before September 17th to have the points in place. Once they’re in place, find direct routes which British Airways or other OneWorld carriers operate, and start booking your flights! You can use the GCMap tool to compute how many miles any flight is with ease. You’re taking flights for just 3,200 Amex points per flight. If you used these towards cash with Amex you’d be getting just $32, so a flight which could cost hundreds is absolutely INCREDIBLE value. Woohoo!

If this isn’t the perfect opportunity for you: consider nesting an itinerary, finding an error fare or taking advantage of this strategy for flying business class for less.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Hm all that effort for so little… You get no baggage with these fares normally. So for these flights why not take 10 eur ryanair flights without the milage nonsense?

  2. you forgot to mention one important factor, Fuel Surcharge. I have looked at many of these short flights and depend on the airlines. the fuel surcharge is so exuberant that it is not worth it.

  3. Gilbert – there is another use for that promotion……Amex MR transfers to Iberia Avíos. Since Iberia only charges 68K for RT J class from NYC to MAD, the 40% bonus gives you a RT from NYC – MAD for a whopping 49K MR points. Even if you hate España, you can use that as a cheap positioning flight, and apply the same principles to fly within the EU at 40% off. However, the taxes on Iberia are only $200 (+ or -) for that trip. According to seat guru, Iberia has a 26″ J class seat, so how bad could it be?

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