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[American Express] 25% Transfer Bonus - AMEX MR to BA Avios

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dotsandpixels wrote:
Sep 24th, 2017 10:11 pm
Just want to confirm that I received the 25% bonus points as well. All is good here.
Was it posted at the same time with the regular points? Or did the 25% come later? Also, how long did it take? Sorry for all the questions, need to make a last minute booking...
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absolutcamper wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 9:18 pm
Was it posted at the same time with the regular points? Or did the 25% come later? Also, how long did it take? Sorry for all the questions, need to make a last minute booking...
Bonus points posted at same time as regular points. No worries, go ahead transfer and book! Took a couple of days to post. The last amex avios promo was January 2016.
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So I can use avios to fly anywhere AA flys to from YYZ yes? I think it's 4-5 direct spots anyway from TO like Miami, lax and Chi I believe.

I didn't realize I could call Avios and book with them because I can't find any AA flights as well 4-5 months out?
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Someone help me here I have160,000 Aeroplan miles. Need to go to Italy in September 2018 then continue to somewhere in Asia (not too picky but prefer Cambodia Vietnam and Laos) I'm not familiar with Avila and willl likely book soon. Is this really hotter then just booking Turkish and Swiss to dodge scam charges

I'm a bit flexible outside of the wedding on early September

Please let me know or pm/dm me
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GangStarr wrote:
Oct 15th, 2017 12:58 pm
Someone help me here I have160,000 Aeroplan miles. Need to go to Italy in September 2018 then continue to somewhere in Asia (not too picky but prefer Cambodia Vietnam and Laos) I'm not familiar with Avila and willl likely book soon. Is this really hotter then just booking Turkish and Swiss to dodge scam charges

I'm a bit flexible outside of the wedding on early September

Please let me know or pm/dm me
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TorontoEh wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 10:48 pm
So I can use avios to fly anywhere AA flys to from YYZ yes? I think it's 4-5 direct spots anyway from TO like Miami, lax and Chi I believe.

I didn't realize I could call Avios and book with them because I can't find any AA flights as well 4-5 months out?
No, only AA saver awards. Good luck, AA availability has been garbage!
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Faint! I think it is American Airlines. And curious why do you guys convert AA miles to Avios. And both of them are in the same alliance. There are almost no differences between redeeming miles for flight tickets.
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Before I pull the trigger, I would appreciate some advice here please, I have 65,600 points, is it a good move to convert all of it now if I want to save up for a trip to Hong Kong? I am leery about converting to Aeroplan with their impending changes, and I like the option of flying with Cathay Pacific as opposed to Air Canada. Thanks in advance Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Headbeancounter wrote:
Oct 21st, 2017 12:37 pm
Before I pull the trigger, I would appreciate some advice here please, I have 65,600 points, is it a good move to convert all of it now if I want to save up for a trip to Hong Kong? I am leery about converting to Aeroplan with their impending changes, and I like the option of flying with Cathay Pacific as opposed to Air Canada. Thanks in advance Smiling Face With Open Mouth
I think if you are not ready to book a flight yet, I'd hold on to Amex rewards so you have more flexibility in alliances to use. This promo happens about twice a year and sometimes can be up to 50% transfer promo. I transferred during a promo years ago and still have over 200,000 avios points I haven't been able to use. Short haul flights are the best redemption but I don't take enough on oneworld to use up what I have.
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TorontoEh wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 10:48 pm
So I can use avios to fly anywhere AA flys to from YYZ yes? I think it's 4-5 direct spots anyway from TO like Miami, lax and Chi I believe.

I didn't realize I could call Avios and book with them because I can't find any AA flights as well 4-5 months out?
Also, the old American Airways hubs are included since they took them over. The current list of hubs is Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Philadelphia, Miami, Phoenix, Washington, DC-National, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, and New York-LaGuardia. You can find direct flights from YYZ to these.
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With 160k points, you can do 3 stopover anywhere around the world. Search by each segment.
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dotsandpixels wrote:
Sep 24th, 2017 10:11 pm
Just want to confirm that I received the 25% bonus points as well. All is good here.
Edit: just read other poster that this is normal and bonus will only show in ba acct deposit

Did it only show when pts appear on your BA account? I just did transfer and email confirmation has 1:1 ratio only and on AE website in account activities it shows 1:1 ratio redemption in program and partner pts too
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MrWhiteCoffee wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 10:53 am

Edit: just read other poster that this is normal and bonus will only show in ba acct deposit

Did it only show when pts appear on your BA account? I just fix transfer and email confirmation has 1:1 ratio only and on AE website in account activities it shows 1:1 ratio redemption in program and partner pts too
All emails show 1: 1 transfer but BA account will show the 25% additional points. No worries, I've done 4 transfers so far and all is good. Waiting on the Marriot travel package transfer to go through.

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