Membership Rewards To Avios Back at 1:1

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American Express has increased the transfer ratio of British Airways and Iberia Avios from 5:4 to 1:1 which is an improvement of 20%. Transfers were dropped from 1:1 to 5:4 in 2015 but are now back at that 1:1 ratio.

Transfer Membership Rewards to Avios 1 to 1

Key Changes

  • Changes affect Iberia and British Airways
  • This is not a promotional offer but rather a permanent change to the transfer ratio
  • New ratio is 1:1

Added Value for Membership Rewards Earning Cards

Improving the transfer ratio adds value to the points you collect using Membership Rewards earning credit cards, which include:

Overall

This is great news and the fact that it is permanent means you can take your time and plan the best strategy for you. You do not have to rush and make a speculative transfer just to take advantage of the improved ratio.

Source: Miles To Memories

Membership Rewards To Avios Back at 1:1
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Comments

  • This might be the reason I need to get an AMEX card.

  • I would think this is down to how much the GB Pound has dropped against the US Dollar since the UK voted to leave the EU.

  • Surprising that they brought it back up, just glad that they did!

  • Wow! Lately I’ve seen a ton of promos and changes Amex is doing. I wonder the uptick in these actions? I wonder if they have lost other accounts to Citi or to another credit card company or maybe threats of dropping them? I’ve looked into the Blue card with them. I was looking around where they transfer on their pages and on the blogs I’ve seen here and it doesn’t seem worth it to me, when they are not readily accepted everywhere.

  • Great to see the change. Really a much better transfer rate. IMO AMEX has been getting competitive every since losing Costco & Jetblue. new exclusive Hilton is good example of them taking an account from Citi since they took Costco

  • Great to see that they have resumed using a 1:1 rate. In the era of constant devaluing of miles and points, it is nice to see them gain value back.

  • Richard Blundell says:

    I assume this is in US as I always get a 1:1 rate in UK.

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