Another Transfer Bonus

I just posted about the 100% transfer bonus from Capital One to Emirates.

Already, there’s another transfer bonus afoot, spotted by Spencer Howard

Flying Blue from American Express Membership Rewards

You’ll get a 25% bonus on transfers from your American Express Membership Rewards account from now until April 29 at 11:59 pm MT.

The Flying Blue award structure is whacky ever since they removed award charts. In some cases you can score transatlantic flights in the 50k point range, though, so with this bonus you could be off to Europe in the pointy end of he plane for under 40,000 Amex points.

That’s pretty sweet. Flying Blue also has Promo Rewards, with up to 50% off regular prices that you can stack with this, of one of the routes works for you.

Should you transfer “just in case”?  In my opinion, only if you use Flying Blue a lot and know you’ll use the points. I never advise to speculatively transfer just because of a bonus as you sacrifice future flexibility for it.

That said, I recently had to book using Avianca miles just weeks after a transfer bonus to Avianca ended, paying an extra ~20,000 points for the privilege. So make your own call…

What are your thoughts on this bonus? Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

New to all of this? My new “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available now.


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