Great news! American Express has added Etihad as a transfer partner for their Membership Rewards points! And if you transfer you Membership Rewards points by June 15, 2016, you will receive a 30% bonus!
I am always happy to report on thing like this because it really does open up award travel options for everyone. American Express has just added Etihad as a transfer partner for your Membership Rewards points!
The standard transfer ratio will be set at 1:1, but through June 15, 2016, Amex is offering a 30% bonus on transferred points.
This means that your effective transfer ration is 1:1.3, which is pretty solid value considering some of the Eithad award chart sweet spots.
Some of the sweet spots in the Eithad award charts include:
- Redeeming for flights on Brussels Airlines from Brussels to JFK @ 21,972 in Coach and 36,620 in Business
- Redeeming for flights on American Airlines under the old American Airlines award chart
- Redeeming for Etihad’s Apartment from Abu Dhabi to JFK @ 117,000
Although there are definitely some sweet spots in the partner award charts, it is worth noting that there are a lot of reports out there of people having a fair amount of issues with actually getting these redemptions ticketed by Etihad. From the reports I have read, it appears that the Etihad CSRs are not the greatest, so make sure you do your research before transferring!
It is always great news when there is a new transfer partner for any of the transferable currencies – and the addition of Eithad by American Express is certainly no exception to this. There are even a few pretty great sweet spots in Etihad’s award chart to take advantage of, so factoring in the 30% transfer bonus, this is definitely a great offer!
Will you be transferring any Membership Rewards points to Eithad?
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