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

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Transfer bonus offers are NOT announced in advance, and do not recur on a fixed schedule.

Current USA Membership Rewards USA transfer bonus offers:

MR to FlyingBlue 25% 5.1.2018 - 6.15.2018



Membership Rewards USA Transfer Bonus History:

AeroMexico
  • 2/2/15 - 3/6/15 - 20%

Aeroplan:
  • 11/10/17 - 12/10/17 = 20% TARGETED
  • 11/22/10 – 12/5/10 - 25% - 5,000 bonus miles for 20,000 points, max

Alitalia
  • 11/24/16 - 12/31/16 - 40%
  • 10/1/16 - 10/31/16 - 25%

Flying Blue Air France/KLM:
  • 05/01/18 - 06/15/18 = 25%
  • 10/16/15 - 11/26/15 = 30% Targeted
  • 11/20/14 - 12/15/14 = 30% Targeted
  • 9/10/12 – 9/16/12 - 35%
  • 2/2/12 – 2/29/12 - 25%

British Airways:
  • 07/17/17 - 09/17/17 - 40%
  • 07/13/17 - Transfer ratio restored to 1000:1000 (250:250)
  • 08/10/16 - 10/10/16 - 50%
  • 10/01/15 - Transfer ratio changed from 1000:1000 to 1000:800 (250:200)
  • 12/15/14 - 01/31/15 - 40%
  • 10/15/13 - 12/31/13 - 20%
  • 4/22/13 - 6/7/13 - 35%
  • 12/3/12 – 2/14/13 - 30%
  • 8/28/12 – 9/27/12 - 40%
  • 3/15/12 – 5/31/12 - 50%
  • 11/28/11 – 1/31/12 - 30%
  • 6/1/11 – 7/31/11 - 50%
  • 2/2/11 – 3/31/11 - 40%
  • 11/2/10 – 12/31/10 - 30% - USA Platinum and Centurion
  • 4/1/10 – 6/30/10 - 20%

Delta:
  • 11/14/11 – 11/30/11 - 30% - Plus a 15,000 bonus with every 50,000 transfer.
  • 7/25/11 – 9/30/11 - 67% - 40% Rebate
  • 6/9/11 – 9/30/11 - 50% - 25k MQM with 100k transfer
  • 6/1/11 – 6/30/11 - 40% - 25% if less than 100k points
  • 4/1/11 – 5/30/11 - 40% - 25% rebate, 40% on 100k, 25% on less
  • 1/22/11 – 5/31/11 - 50% - First time transfers only, 25k MQM as well
  • 1/18/11 – 3/31/11 - 30%
  • 11/30/10 – 12/31/10 - 67% - 20k Bonus for 50k transfer
  • 11/1/10 – 12/15/10 - 50% - 25k MQM with 50,000 point transfer
  • 8/11/10 – 9/30/10 - 20%
  • 5/10/10 – 6/30/10 - 25%
  • 1/23/10 – 2/28/10 - 10% up to 49k, 20% up to 149k, 40% over 150k

Etihad
  • 10/01/16 - 10/31/16 = 20% (not AMEX sponsored)
  • 05/01/16 - 06/15/16 = 30%

El Al:
  • 11/3/13 - 11/30/13 - 20%
  • 11/1/10 – unknown - 25%

Emirates:
  • 11/7/2013 - 11/21/2013 - 25%

Hawaiian Airlines:
  • 6/7/2017 - 6/21/2017 - 25%
  • 6/8/2016 - 6/21/2016 - 25%
  • 12/8/2015 - 12/21/2015 - 25%
  • 6/11/2014 - 6/23/2014 - 20%

Iberia:
  • 07/17/17 - 09/17/17 - 40%
  • 07/13/17 - Transfer ratio restored to 1000:1000 (250:250)
  • 11/15/16 – 12/15/16 - 50%
  • 12/1/15 – 12/31/15 - 25%
  • 10/01/15 - Transfer ratio changed from 1000:1000 to 1000:800 (250:200)
  • 9/19/11 – not specified - 20%

JetBlue:
  • 11/01/17 - 11/30/17 - 25%
  • 05/01/17 - 05/31/17 - 25%
  • 11/01/15 - 11/30/15 - 30% Targeted
  • 11/01/14 - 11/30/14 - 40% Targeted
  • 08/15/14 - 9/15/14 - 25%
  • 06/12/12 – 6/17/12 - 30%

Virgin America:
  • 9/09/16 - 10/31/16 - 25% plus status offer
  • 2/10/16 - 3/10/16 - 50%
  • 9/08/15 - 10/08/15 - 25%
  • 1/15/15 - 2/15/15 - 35%
  • 9/15/14 - 10/15/14 - 50% - Targeted ?
  • 4/16/14 - 4/30/14 - 30%
  • 1/17/14 - 1/31/14 - 40%
  • 9/16/13 – 9/30/13 - 40%
  • 11/7/12 – 11/21/12 - 50% - Targeted
  • 8/27/12 – 9/2/12 - 30%
  • 3/19/12 – 3/26/12 - 30%

Virgin Atlantic:
  • 10/10/17 - 11/30/17 - 30%
  • 04/17/17 - 05/22/17 - 30%
  • 05/01/16 - 05/31/16 - 30%
  • 10/07/15 - 10/31/15 - 30% Targeted
  • 04/01/15 - 04/30/15 - 25%
  • 10/16/14 - 11/30/14 - 35%
  • 5/1/14 - 5/31/14 - 30%
  • 10/15/13- 11/30/13 - 30%
  • 8/27/12 - 9/2/12 - 30%
  • 4/1/12 – 5/15/12 - 25%
  • 11/27/12 – 12/29/12 - 35%
  • 6/3/11 - unknown - 25%
  • 1/10/11 – 2/28/11 - 15%
  • 10/1/10 – 10/31/10 - 20%
  • 7/19/10 – 7/30/10 - 15%
  • 2/22/10 – 3/16/10 - 15%
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Old Sep 16, 14, 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, 14, 5:13 pm
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Have we seen the one, only, and last EK bonus?
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Old Sep 26, 14, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by blakepilot View Post
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, 14, 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, 14, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelStar View Post
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, 14, 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, 14, 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, 14, 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, 14, 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 Rewardsฎ points to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account by November 30, 2014. Terms apply.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by wokscott View Post
Get 35% more miles when you transfer Membership Rewardsฎ points to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Thank you. I have updated the Wikipost.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 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, 14, 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, 14, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by aarif1 View Post
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, 14, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
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, 14, 2:06 pm
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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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