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[American Express] 25% bonus transfer to British Airways

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  • Feb 16th, 2016 11:14 am
[OP]
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[American Express] 25% bonus transfer to British Airways

Expiry:
March 28, 2016
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Shocked to see the bonus return with such crappy exchange rates to USD and GBP

http://catalogue.membershiprewards.ca/v ... rticipants

SPECIAL OFFER
From January 12, 2016 until March 28, 2016, get 25% more Avios when you transfer your Membership Rewards® points to Avios.

For example:
• 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 1,250 Avios
• 30,000 Membership Rewards points = 37,500 Avios
• 50,000 Membership Rewards points = 62,500 Avios

History:

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The last times from Amex:

Jun 26 to Sep 30 2015 (Amex 1.25x)
Mar 1 to Mar 31 2013 (American Express 1.5x)
35 replies
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Apr 1, 2001
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Thanks OP. Do the Avios show up instantly?

In general, is it better to work with Aeroplan or Avios when redeeming for North American flights?
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Dec 22, 2013
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EDMONTON
Arrow wrote:
Jan 13th, 2016 11:32 pm
Thanks OP. Do the Avios show up instantly?

In general, is it better to work with Aeroplan or Avios when redeeming for North American flights?
I've done the transfer a couple of times, it took 2 business days IIRC. Have yet to redeem. Typically people say they are useful for direct flights since it is distance based. The taxes are usually less than Aeroplan as well if you fly with a partner like American instead of BA.
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Apr 4, 2003
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Oakville
We might never see the 50% bonus again.
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Feb 2, 2012
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Burnaby
Avios are good for direct non-stop flights, especially short haul. Within North America it's American Airlines, Alaskan and Cathay Pacific (YVR-JFK). For connecting or long distance flights, Aeroplan is usually better.
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Jun 28, 2013
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Quite tempting. Surprised to see it back again so fast.
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Apr 21, 2004
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For YYZ to HKG and anything after that on CX, is it better to go with the devaluated Avios?

For YYZ to TPE, , is it better to go with the devaluated Aeroplan?
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alanbrenton wrote:
Feb 14th, 2016 7:12 am
For YYZ to HKG and anything after that on CX, is it better to go with the devaluated Avios?

For YYZ to TPE, , is it better to go with the devaluated Aeroplan?
Only you can decide
they're about equally valued IMO

YYZ-HKG is I think 35K one-way Avios
YYZ-TPE is 37.5K one-way Aeroplan

problem is finding space

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My data points from 2015, YQ may be cheaper now
YYZ-HKG in CX Y = 35000 Avios + $84
HKG-YYZ = 35000+$51 KHH/TPE-HKG in CX/KA Y = 9000 RT + $90 CAD
YYZ-HKG-TPE in CX Y = 39500 Avios + $90
Which Credit Cards to sign up? >> Jerry's List of Credit Cards with $200+ Welcome bonus/Aeroplan & AMEX Churning FAQ
AMEX Personal 60K || Business Platinum 75K || Biz Gold 40K
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Yeah, that's what I read on your 25% Avios Bonus offer thread -- that it's hard to get anything on CX. :)
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Aug 14, 2007
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Montreal
Good luck finding any seats on any destinations you decide to fly to. I did that mistake when RBC had the same promotion, should have stuck with my Avion points. I don't know if it has changed, they only have limited seats for each flight and obviously they were always filled up months ahead and sometimes up to one year. Even if they give you more points everything you try to reserve with them is much more expensive.
If your credit card already have flying or travelling privileges stick with it. Sorry that was my experience after converting my 200 000 RBC points for that promotion still regretting today.
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Jun 12, 2014
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Richmond Hill, ON
neil1 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2016 8:25 am
Good luck finding any seats on any destinations you decide to fly to. I did that mistake when RBC had the same promotion, should have stuck with my Avion points. I don't know if it has changed, they only have limited seats for each flight and obviously they were always filled up months ahead and sometimes up to one year. Even if they give you more points everything you try to reserve with them is much more expensive.
If your credit card already have flying or travelling privileges stick with it. Sorry that was my experience after converting my 200 000 RBC points for that promotion still regretting today.
i was very reluctant to converting my RBC points because of limitation of seats
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Mar 27, 2013
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It is difficult finding flights with Avios however it is great for booking hotels and car rentals with the points.

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