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Both Air France Flying Blue and JetBlue True Blue have new Amex transfer bonuses of 25%.

Air France is offering a 25% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards until November 30, 2019.

Many people find Flying Blue far more useful for booking SkyTeam partner awards (and Air France / KLM awards) than Delta, for example, as the rates tend to be more reasonable (although you do have to watch out for surcharges! You can also transfer from all transferable bank programs, so it’s easy to piece together enough for an award.

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This is not the first or only time a transfer bonus to Flying Blue has happened and I doubt it will be the last, so I generally advise you only transfer if you know how you will use the points in a reasonably short time frame.

Until December 21, 2019 you can transfer Amex points to JetBlue’s TrueBlue program with a 25% bonus

Generally, I wouldn’t bother with this unless it’s to “top up” for an award.  I generally value JetBlue points at about 1.4 cents each so you could extract about 1.75 cents per point transferring, but really, you can do better with your Amex points. Much better.

What do you think?

Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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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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