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It’s worth knowing about three transfer bonuses available in November.

Air France Flying Blue

The first is the Air France Flying Blue program (part of SkyTeam and capable of booking both Delta and Virgin Atlantic flights, when precious saver award space is made available).

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Through the end of November, you can get a 20% transfer bonus when transferring Capital One Miles to Flying Blue.

But you can also transfer American Express Membership Rewards points with a 25% bonus through the end of November.

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You can stack these bonus offers with the Flying Blue Promo Rewards, although in the current period, only Miami has a deal to Europe in a premium cabin, with a 25% discount.

You can also check your Amex Offers for a current $200 off $1,000 deal on Air France / KLM. (And another for $200 off $1,000 at Delta Vacations.

Marriott

Chase Ultimate Rewards [Guide] is back with a promotion from earlier in the year. This time, through Dec 24th, 2021, you will get a 50% bonus on transfers to Marriott. That said, even with the bonus it’s just 1.5 Marriott for one Chase UR point. I value Chase Ultimate Rewards points at almost 3 times that of a Marriott point and Marriott points are likely to lose even more value in 2023 thanks to their removal of award charts and move to dynamic pricing.

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This bonus is nice if you have a shortfall of Marriott points and a definitive way to use them for high value (like a 5th night free award redemption where the math works) or to top off an award. Otherwise, it’s a pass.

Cathay Pacific

Useful for booking oneworld flights, especially if you are flying long haul in a higher cabin followed by a short connecting flight (which can make the whole award cheaper than the first segment alone), you may be interested in this 20% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards.

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However, in this transfer bonus, you may not find yourself targeted (I don’t believe this is on everyone’s account). Additionally, you can only use the offer one time – so if you have it available, be aware it will be back to the 1:1 ratio after one transfer.

This targeted offer has no stated end date, so it could vanish at any time.

As always, I advise against any purely speculative transfers.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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