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Old Mar 12, 04, 10:58 am   #1
 
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AMEX Membership Rewards to Asia Miles?

Is there any way to turn American Express Membership Rewards Points into Asia Miles?
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Old Mar 12, 04, 11:01 am   #2
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by cranrob:
Is there any way to turn American Express Membership Rewards Points into Asia Miles? </font>
in Australia you could.
don't think Asia Miles is a partner in North America tho.

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Old Mar 12, 04, 4:23 pm   #3
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Also for members in Asia-Pacific region, ie HK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand.

But not if your card is from North America or Europe.
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Old Mar 12, 04, 6:12 pm   #4
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Guy Betsy:
Also for members in Asia-Pacific region, ie HK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand.

But not if your card is from North America or Europe.
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please add japan.@exchangw rate now is 1,000 amex pts for 1,200 asiamiles pts. (limited time offer)
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Old Mar 13, 04, 2:29 am   #5
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Chiangi:
please add japan.@exchangw rate now is 1,000 amex pts for 1,200 asiamiles pts. (limited time offer)</font>
Really ?
I didn't notice the announcement. I always transfer my AMEX points to Asiamiles.
Thanks.

For people in other countries, 100 JPY = 1 AMEX rewards pts in Japan.


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Old Mar 13, 04, 9:23 am   #6
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Wasabi Tofu:
Really ?
I didn't notice the announcement. I always transfer my AMEX points to Asiamiles.
Thanks.

For people in other countries, 100 JPY = 1 AMEX rewards pts in Japan.

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Amex didn't really make it known to us.... I saw it in one of their newsletters and transferred some miles. The bonus portion doesn't seem to post immediately. I don't have the details but I think it was an offer valid through March 31 at least. I hope I am not mistaken.

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Old Mar 14, 04, 5:57 pm   #7
 
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In Hong Kong, AMEX is offering new GOLD CARD applicants 100,000 reward points (= 8333 asia miles) and then for an annual fee of HK$240, you can get 1 asia mile for every HK$4 spent (versus the normal $12 = 1 mile rule).
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Old Mar 15, 04, 10:33 am   #8
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Psychiatrist:
(versus the normal $12 = 1 mile rule).</font>
Citibank Cathay card gives $8 = 1 mile for expenditure in HK/China, and $4 = 1 mile for expenditure in other currencies elsewhere.

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Old Mar 16, 04, 6:21 am   #9
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Psychiatrist:
In Hong Kong, AMEX is offering new GOLD CARD applicants 100,000 reward points (= 8333 asia miles) and then for an annual fee of HK$240, you can get 1 asia mile for every HK$4 spent (versus the normal $12 = 1 mile rule).</font>
and this HK$4 = 1 mile is up to only HK$312,000 of annual spending...anything beyond HK$312,000 is back to normal, HK$12 = 1 mile...

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by christep:
Citibank Cathay card gives $8 = 1 mile for expenditure in HK/China, and $4 = 1 mile for expenditure in other currencies elsewhere.</font>
for Citibank CX card, overseas spending, HK$4 = 1 mile is only for Platinum card...for Gold card it's HK$8 = 1.5 mile while for Classic card it's HK$8 = 1 mile (i.e. same as HKD/RMB spending).
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Old Mar 16, 04, 12:38 pm   #10
 
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For what it's worth, I found a way:
US Membership Rewards -&gt; Starwood Preferred Guest -&gt; Asia Miles.
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Old Mar 17, 04, 11:33 pm   #11
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It is better to get a AE SPG card than to transfer from MR to SPG. Think you lost about 2/3 of your MR points (1000 MR points to 333 SPG points) Wonder if you can have your account transfer to another country and do the points transfer and transfer the account back to US
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Old Mar 18, 04, 3:22 am   #12
 
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just for the sake of completeness
in Taiwan 30 TWD (less than 1 USD) give you 1 Amex point to be converted 1:1 to Asia Miles. Because of the strong competition from other credit card companies, Amex has been awarding triple points for over 6 months.

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Old Mar 23, 04, 12:48 am   #13
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by DCW:
It is better to get a AE SPG card than to transfer from MR to SPG. Think you lost about 2/3 of your MR points (1000 MR points to 333 SPG points) Wonder if you can have your account transfer to another country and do the points transfer and transfer the account back to US</font>
No.
Can't transfer like airline programmes. You basically have to 'apply' for a new card in the country where you're in. Credit approvals etc have to be taken into consideration.

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If only you could transfer points on a 1:1 basis from AMEX MR to Starwood AMEX.
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