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40% transfer bonus to British Airways Avios

Just last week, we reported that the normal transfer ratio from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways and Iberia Avios has returned to the old 1:1 ratio that had been the norm until a couple of years ago. Not even a week later, we have our first transfer bonus on the new even money ratio, with a 40% bonus meaning that transfers are now 1:1.4 or 250 Membership Rewards points = 350 British Airways Avios…

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1:1 transfers from Membership Rewards to Avios

Update: After publishing this post, a representative reached out to confirm that this is indeed a change, not a promotion. See below for more information. Right now, Amex is offering transfers to both British Airways Avios and Iberia Avios at a rate of 1:1. This appears to be an unadvertised bonus — we have no idea how long this will last, so I suggest transferring sooner rather than later if you have a need to book…

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Business Class for 25.5k one-way to Europe from several US cities!

Iberia Plus is running a great promotion that results in fully-flat business class seats from Chicago, New York, or Boston to Madrid, Spain for just 25,500 Avios + ~$125 tax– or from Los Angeles or many cities in Central/South America for just 31,875 Avios + ~$125 tax. Iberia is offering 25% off already-reasonable off-peak award flight prices from now until April 11th for flights occurring before June 15th or between October 1st and December 15th, 2017. The Deal 25% off…

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Airfare Deal: New York to Okinawa, Japan for $445 RT

There are currently excellent fares available this April and May from New York to Okinawa, Japan with prices starting at $445 round trip. These prices are not showing up in Google Flights, but can be found via a variety of third party booking services listed on Momondo.com. Secret Flying has a list of available dates. Sample dates shown are May 8th-23rd: Keep in mind that Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific are both OneWorld partners that fly…

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Update on British Airways Match.com Deal

Update: Many people are reporting successful refund/cancellation with Match.com today.  For those who spent more on the add-ons than on the actual subscription, this may be the easiest way to avoid the risk of overpaying for the miles.  As the official policy of Match.com is no refunds in most states, I would urge you to seek a refund sooner rather than later if you want to take that route. Yesterday, we posted a shopping portal…

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[EXPIRED] Buy up to 82,285 British Airways Avios for 0.67 cents each!

UPDATE: The match.com deal appears to have expired.  Clicking through the portal produces an error that says, “Invalid Publisher Code, Offer, or Publisher – Advertiser Partnership Status”.  We will keep you updated if there is any news to report. eHarmony may still be alive. A follow-up on this morning’s post about the incredible British Airways portal promotion: Readers have pointed out that you can un-bundle a Match.com subscription to earn even more Avios! Why do I want…

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Double Avios Shopping (Buy miles for .67 cents each!)

The British Airways shopping portal is offering double points for all merchants this weekend. Important: When you browse to the British Airways Shopping Portal make sure to switch to the US version of the site if it defaults to the UK site: This offer has led to some fantastic deals.  One that jumps out at me is the ability to buy Avios for less than a penny per point. Do you remember my post “Buy…

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British Airways Avios 35% bonus when transferring hotel points

British Airways is offering a 35% bonus when converting hotel points in British Airways Avios. While this works with points from a number of hotel programs, the two with which it would likely be most attractive are: Starpoints: You always receive a 5,000 point bonus when converting 20,000 Starpoints to Avois and these promotion stacks on top of that. This is to say that 20,000 Starpoints become 33,750 British Airways Avios. These points would be…

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