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When is next airline transfer bonus? [See Wiki for USA history]

Old Aug 9, 2013, 5:38 pm
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Membership Rewards USA Transfer Bonus History:
Transfer bonus offers are NOT announced in advance, and do not recur on a fixed schedule.

All normal transfer rates are 1:1 unless otherwise noted. Dates use the American format (MM/DD/YYYY).

Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 40% 08/01/2019 10/01/2019
  • 40% 09/15/2018 11/15/2018

AeroMexico Club Premier
Membership Rewards Points transfer to Club Premier at a 1000 MR = 1600 mile ratio.
  • 25% 01/14/2019 02/14/2019
  • 20% 02/02/2015 03/06/2015

Air Canada Aeroplan:
  • 20% 11/10/2017 12/10/2017 Targeted
  • 25% 11/22/2010 12/05/2010 5,000 bonus miles for 20,000 points, max

Alitalia Millemiglia
  • 40% 11/24/2016 12/31/2016
  • 25% 10/01/2016 10/31/2016

Air France/KLM FlyingBlue:
  • 25% 10/23/2019 11/30/2019
  • 25% 03/18/2019 04/29/2019
  • 25% 05/01/2018 06/15/2018
  • 30% 10/16/2015 11/26/2015 Targeted
  • 30% 11/20/2014 12/15/2014 Targeted
  • 35% 09/10/2012 09/16/2012
  • 25% 02/02/2012 02/29/2012

British Airways Executive Club:
  • 40% 08/01/2019 10/01/2019
  • 40% 09/15/2018 11/15/2018
  • 40% 07/17/2017 09/17/2017
  • 07/13/2017 Transfer ratio restored to 1000:1000.
  • 50% (1000:1200) 08/10/2016 10/10/2016
  • 10/01/2015 Transfer ratio changed from 1000:1000 to 1000:800.
  • 40% 12/15/2014 01/31/2015
  • 20% 10/15/2013 12/31/2013
  • 35% 04/22/2013 06/7/2013
  • 30% 12/03/2012 02/14/2013
  • 40% 08/28/2012 09/27/2012
  • 50% 03/15/2012 05/31/2012
  • 30% 11/28/2011 01/31/2012
  • 50% 06/01/2011 07/31/2011
  • 40% 02/02/2011 03/31/2011
  • 30% 11/02/2010 12/31/2010 USA Platinum and Centurion cards only.
  • 20% 04/01/2010 06/30/2010

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • 25% 01/15/2020 12/31/2020 Targeted, likely appears only once.

Delta SkyMiles:
  • 30% 11/14/2011 11/30/2011 Additional 15,000 bonus with every 50,000 transfer.
  • 67% 07/25/2011 09/30/2011 40% Rebate.
  • 50% 06/09/2011 09/30/2011 25,000 MQM with 100,000 transfer.
  • 40% 06/01/2011 06/30/2011 25% if less than 100,000 points.
  • 40% 04/01/2011 05/30/2011 25% rebate; 40% on 100,000 transfer, 25% on lower amounts.
  • 50% 01/22/2011 05/31/2011 First time transfers only. 25,000 MQM bonus.
  • 30% 01/18/2011 03/31/2011
  • 67% 11/30/2010 12/31/2010 20,000 Bonus with 50,000 transfer.
  • 50% 11/01/2010 12/15/2010 25,000 MQM with 50,000 point transfer.
  • 20% 08/11/2010 09/30/2010
  • 25% 05/10/2010 06/30/2010
  • 40% 01/23/2010 02/28/2010 10% for transfers up to 49,000 miles, 20% for transfers up to 149,000, 40% for transfers over 150,000 miles.

Etihad Etihad Guest
  • 20% 10/01/2016 - 10/31/2016 Bonus not sponsored by AMEX.
  • 30% 05/01/2016 - 06/15/2016

El Al Matmid Frequent Flyer Club:
Membership Rewards Points transfer to Matmid Frequent Flyer Club at a 1000 MR = 20 point ratio.
  • 20% (1000:24) 11/3/13 11/30/13
  • 25% (1000:25) 11/1/10 ???

Emirates Skywards:
  • 25% 11/07/2013 11/21/2013

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles:
  • 25% 06/1/2021 06/30/2021
  • 25% 06/12/2018 06/26/2018
  • 25% 06/07/2017 06/21/2017
  • 25% 06/08/2016 06/21/2016
  • 25% 12/08/2015 12/21/2015
  • 25% 06/11/2014 06/23/2014

Iberia Iberia Plus:
  • 40% 08/01/2019 10/01/2019
  • 40% 09/15/2018 11/15/2018
  • 40% 07/17/2017 09/17/2017
  • 07/13/2017 - Transfer ratio restored to 1000:1000.
  • 50% 11/15/2016 12/15/2016
  • 25% 12/01/2015 12/31/2015
  • 10/01/2015 Transfer ratio changed from 1000:1000 to 1000:800.
  • 20% 09/19/2011 ???

JetBlue TrueBlue:
Membership Rewards Points transfer to TrueBlue at a 1000 MR = 800 point ratio.
  • 25% (250:250) 10/23/2019 12/21/2019
  • 40% (250:280) 06/05/2019 ???
  • 25% (250:250) 08/01/2018 10/01/2018
  • 25% (250:250) 11/01/2017 11/30/2017
  • 25% (250:250) 05/01/2017 05/31/2017
  • 30% (250:260) 11/01/2015 11/30/2015 Targeted
  • 40% (250:280) 11/01/2014 11/30/2014 Targeted
  • 25% (250:250) 08/15/2014 09/15/2014
  • 30% (250:260) 06/12/2012 06/17/2012

Qantas Qantas Frequent Flyer:
  • 20% 06/05/2019 06/30/2019

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer:
  • 15% 11/15/2020 12/27/2020 Bonus not sponsored by AMEX.

Virgin Atlantic Virgin Points:
  • 30% 12/01/2019 12/28/2019
  • 30% 05/01/2019 07/01/2019
  • 30% 08/01/2018 09/12/2018
  • 30% 10/10/2017 11/30/2017
  • 30% 04/17/2017 05/22/2017
  • 30% 05/01/2016 05/31/2016
  • 30% 10/07/2015 10/31/2015
  • 25% 04/01/2015 04/30/2015
  • 35% 10/16/2014 11/30/2014
  • 30% 05/01/2014 05/31/2014
  • 30% 10/15/2013 11/30/2013
  • 30% 08/27/2012 09/02/2012
  • 25% 04/01/2012 5/15/2012
  • 35% 11/27/2012 12/29/2012
  • 25% 06/03/2011 ???
  • 15% 01/10/2011 02/28/2011
  • 20% 10/01/2010 10/31/2010
  • 15% 07/19/2010 07/30/2010
  • 15% 02/22/2010 03/16/2010
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When is next airline transfer bonus? [See Wiki for USA history]

Old Jun 16, 2012, 9:49 am
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How often for transfer bonus to BA?

I missed the 100% bonus transfer from AMEX MR to BA last April/May. Does anyone know how often Amex has bonus transfers to BA? Would 50% transfer be about the best offer lately or does anyone think the 100% will ever come back?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:43 pm
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The 50% just ended a month ago so it might be a few months before they come out with another one. I don't know of anyway to predict when or how much, but odds are they will have something again at some point in the future.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by metoo
I missed the 100% bonus transfer from AMEX MR to BA last April/May. Does anyone know how often Amex has bonus transfers to BA? Would 50% transfer be about the best offer lately or does anyone think the 100% will ever come back?
Was there really a 100% bonus at one time? Biggest I've ever seen is 50% which recently ended. I would not expect to see higher than 50%, but I'm not an expert.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 6:39 am
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Is there ever a promo for ba for uk based amex customers?
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by Geoggy
Is there ever a promo for ba for uk based amex customers?
Yes,...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...p-rewards.html
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 2:06 pm
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Any chance of a bonus before month end?

AMEX MR Experts,

I have 75K points that I need to transfer out before my Corporate Card is shut down at the end of June. I don't have any other Amex cards, and will not have one before July.

I heard somewhere that transfer bonuses are typically announced on the first and 15th of the month- is this true? Or should I wait a few more days before making the transfer (likely to Delta).

Thanks!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 2:38 pm
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Combined several threads asking the same question, to which there is no definitive answer. While most bonuses begin and end on the first or last of a month there are exceptions. Since the BA bonus ended on 5.31.2012 there was a very brief JetBlue bonus.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 5:57 pm
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Amex Mem rewards bonus to Starwood & Hilton

I see that transfers to Starwood are 25% off. So now 750 MR points = 333 SPG points. Was 1000 MR = 333.

There is a Hilton 25% discount too.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by NorthernAZtraveler
I see that transfers to Starwood are 25% off.
These are targeted offers, not available to everyone.
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 10:51 am
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Amex mr transfer bonus coming ???

I really need to transfer my MR points to Delta but had been holding out for a transfer bonus like the ones from 2011. Anybody know if there is a transfer bonus coming any time soon ?
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by savscott
I really need to transfer my MR points to Delta but had been holding out for a transfer bonus like the ones from 2011. Anybody know if there is a transfer bonus coming any time soon ?
It is rumored that DL will implement a massive devaluation of the SkyPesos program this year. Given the flack AmEx got for running transfer bonuses to BA in the lead up to the devaluation via Avios, I suspect they won't be too keen to offer one to DL soon.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by mtkeller
It is rumored that DL will implement a massive devaluation of the SkyPesos program this year. Given the flack AmEx got for running transfer bonuses to BA in the lead up to the devaluation via Avios, I suspect they won't be too keen to offer one to DL soon.
Since the rumored devaluation of SkyMiles is just that, I doubt AMEX is basing whether or not to offer transfer bonuses on it.

It's considerably more likely that DL is not fond of the idea of such bonuses, given the fact that their affinity cards cannot complete with the Premier Rewards Gold card (or really any MR card) when transfer bonuses are added to the mix. Also, the rumored devaluation is based on the fact that DL is concerned over their liability due to the large number of unused miles presently on the market. Not offering bonuses would also help control this issue.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by LAX88
Since the rumored devaluation of SkyMiles is just that, I doubt AMEX is basing whether or not to offer transfer bonuses on it.
I think the assumption is that American Express could know Delta's plans. They wouldn't be acting based on rumor. However, I think it's more likely that Delta and American Express agreed that the frequency of transfer bonuses had reached the point where the offers were no longer perceived as bonuses, but rather as recurring events.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by mtkeller
It is rumored that DL will implement a massive devaluation of the SkyPesos program this year. Given the flack AmEx got for running transfer bonuses to BA in the lead up to the devaluation via Avios, I suspect they won't be too keen to offer one to DL soon.
What kind of devaluation?
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by azepine00
What kind of devaluation?

Seriously? You could try searching...
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