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

Old Aug 9, 2013, 4:38 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.

Note: This wiki was not updated between June 2021 and May 2024. If you have any reliable historical information from those months, please add it.

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.
  • 20% 05/01/2024 05/31/2024
  • 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

Hilton Hilton Honors:
Membership Rewards Points transfer to Hilton Honors at a 1000 MR = 2000 point ratio.
  • 40% 04/20/2024 05/31/2024 Special offer only for Platinum cardholders

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% 04/21/2024 05/31/2024
  • 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 Sep 16, 2014, 11:16 am
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Discussion of a Virgin America transfer bonus has been exported to a separate thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-targeted.html
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Old Sep 23, 2014, 5:13 pm
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Have we seen the one, only, and last EK bonus?
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by blakepilot
Have we seen the one, only, and last EK bonus?
I fear we may have seen the last of several program transfer bonuses... like DL and BA...
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 10:38 am
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You might be right, but I hope not.

I'm happy that I transferred about 2.5 million MR points in 2012 to get my British Air Avios balance up to a little over 4 million. I went for a mix of 30%, 40% and 50% bonuses. My current Avios balance is now at 2.2 million. It's nice to put them to good use knowing they came at a discount.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelStar
You might be right, but I hope not.

I'm happy that I transferred about 2.5 million MR points in 2012 to get my British Air Avios balance up to a little over 4 million. I went for a mix of 30%, 40% and 50% bonuses. My current Avios balance is now at 2.2 million. It's nice to put them to good use knowing they came at a discount.
Wow that's a lot of Avios! I use most of my Avios for the EI BOS-DUB deal at 25k per r/t... 4 million would be 160 r/t tickets!
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 11:23 pm
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I use them for International business and first travel for friends & family, so they tend to go pretty fast!
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Old Oct 10, 2014, 7:22 am
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Smile Chances of an Emirates Bonus ?

Oh wise Amex FTers,

I note that the last Emirates Transfer Bonus was November 2013 and was valid for only 2 weeks.

Short of this fine forum, how is an AMEX member to learn about an upcoming Transfer Bonus Promotion ?

I would be most interested in what veteran AMEX members might speculate as to the chances that Amex will have another Emirates Transfer Bonus next month (November 2014).

Is it just me, or is the value of Amex Membership becoming more diminished by the minute ?
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Old Oct 10, 2014, 5:59 pm
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I have never seen advance announcement of a transfer bonus. The only way to find out about them is after they are announce on the Amex web site or here.

They are impossible to predict. DL and BA each ran them repeatedly for about two years each, and then stopped. DL hasn't done one in about 3 years and BA has been quiet for a year now.

At the top of this thread in the WIKI is a list of all the transfer bonuses over the last few years.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 11:38 pm
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Just saw this on the Amex site...

Virgin Atlantic Offer
Get 35% more miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account by November 30, 2014. Terms apply.
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by wokscott
Get 35% more miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Thank you. I have updated the Wikipost.
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 7:41 am
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There is also a bonus for transfers to Starwood Preferred Guest:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...30-2014-a.html
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 12:50 pm
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And now one for Hilton HHonors, 1000 MR = 2000 HH.

Would have preferred only BA to all three of these bonuses, but oh well.
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by aarif1
And now one for Hilton HHonors, 1000 MR = 2000 HH.
1. Can you also see the SPG offer?
2. Either way, which Membership Rewards card do you hold?

I can see SPG, but not Hilton, and I'm trying to figure out if they are both targeted individually, or linked to card type.
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by mia
1. Can you also see the SPG offer?
2. Either way, which Membership Rewards card do you hold?

I can see SPG, but not Hilton, and I'm trying to figure out if they are both targeted individually, or linked to card type.
I can see the HH bonus without even logging in, and it's still there after logging in. I don't see the SPG bonus either way. I have Amex Blue (doesn't count?) and BRG.
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mia
I can see SPG, but not Hilton, and I'm trying to figure out if they are both targeted individually, or linked to card type.
Data point: I can see Hilton but not SPG. Premier Rewards Gold. No history of transferring points to any hotel chain.
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