You cannot directly transfer Amex points to American Airlines.
However, there's a trick that can help book American Airlines flights with Amex Membership Rewards points. First, you'd have to transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Etihad Guest miles. You should know that 1 Membership Rewards point = 1 Etihad Guest mile, estimated transfer time is 5 working days and minimum you can transfer are 1,000 points. You can transfer the points by going to Amex Membership Rewards page.
Now, you can use your Etihad Guest miles to book an American Airlines flight. To do that, contact Etihad Guest Service Center 24 hours before your date of departure. You can check out the redemption options online. The values from the redemption table are the miles required for a ticket redemption based on the distance traveled.
American Express points are worth 0.67 cents per point, on average. The value of American Express points depends on how you choose to redeem the points. For example, points from American Express are worth up to 0.77 cents each when redeemed for travel through the Membership Rewards program, and they are worth 0.6 cents each when redeemed for cash back. … read full answer
American Express Points Worth by Redemption Method
Tips for Maximizing the Value of American Express Points
Redeem Points for Travel.
American Express points are worth the most when redeemed for travel.
Redeem American Express points regularly.
American Express points do not expire due to account inactivity, but stockpiling points does put you at risk of rewards devaluation. Plus, you won't get to enjoy the fruits of your spending if you don't redeem.
Keep your account in good standing.
If American Express closes your account because of a failure to pay the bill or fraudulent activity, you'll lose any unredeemed points you have saved. And if you pay late, you might have to pay a fee to get back the points from that billing period.
Redeem before closing your account.
Any points you don't redeem before closing your account will be lost, unless you keep another American Express credit card account open.
American Express rewards do not expire as long as the account is open and in good standing. You will forfeit any rewards you have yet to redeem if you or American Express closes your account for any reason.
Once the account is closed, American Express may give you 90 days to redeem your unused rewards. After that, you’ll lose your rewards and will not be able to get them back.… read full answer
Although American Express rewards don’t expire until the account is closed, it’s still a good idea to redeem your rewards as often as possible. Just bear in mind that American Express will not allow you to earn or redeem any rewards whenever you’re late making the minimum payments.
There are 17 American Express airline partners, including U.S. companies like Delta and JetBlue. American Express cards with Membership Rewards points (excluding cards co-branded with a business) allow cardholders to transfer their points to these partner companies. Most Amex airline partners allow transfers at a 1:1 ratio. You can view what points are worth when transferred to an airline partner by accessing the … read full answerAmex Rewards calculator, selecting a card, and clicking on the "Transfer Points" tab.
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