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New Transfer Bonus: Book Short-Haul Flights in the US for Just 5,300 Amex Points!

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Written by Charlie

Take advantage of this new Amex to Avios transfer bonus of 40% to get short-haul flights in the US for just 5,300 Membership Reward points! If you are flying partner airlines worldwide on short hops, this bonus will give them to you just 3,300 Amex points!

The fantastic 40% Amex to Avios transfer bonus is back and with it comes the opportunity to get some very cheap short-haul flights in the US. These rates are excellent for the many flights that can cost well over $300 but can now be booked by transferring over just 5,300 Membership Reward points.

Book Short-Haul Flights In the US for Just 5,300 Amex Points With New Transfer Bonus

Link: 40% Transfer Bonus from Amex to Avios

Transfer Bonus Details:

  • Minimum transfer is 1000 Membership Rewards points.
  • Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. MT on September 15, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. MT on November 15, 2018, to receive 40% additional Avios.
  • Additional Avios will be awarded at the time of transfer
  • Also works for transfers to Iberia and Aer Lingus

Great Deal for Short-Haul Travel

Let’s put it in an easy way that many of us would use our Avios for (short-haul flights in the US): the short haul flights on partners like American Airlines cost 7,500 Avios. With his new transfer bonus, you will only need 5,300 Membership Reward points. That is really not bad at all, especially considering that some of these short-haul flights can cost over $300!

Reach More US Cities for Less!

The short-haul limit for these flights is any non-stop American Airlines or Alaska Airlines flight (in North America) up to 1,151 miles. This puts a whole lot of destinations in range from AA and Alaska hubs or allows you to get to those hubs for much less! That means you can now fly to cities like Chicago, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Seattle for just 5,300 Amex points (as long as your city of choice is a non-stop flight from your airport and under 1,151 miles). Not bad!

If you want to use them for flights under 650 miles that are outside of North America, your value use is even better! Those flights would only cost you 3,300 Membership Reward points!

While there are a lot of things you can do with Membership Reward points, a transfer bonus like this is a good one to take advantage of, at least in some small quantity. I only use my British Airways Avios for short-haul and I love having enough in the account for that trip that pops up last minute since they do not have close-in booking fees and the value can be huge.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.