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Amex Membership Rewards to Asia Miles Transfer Time

Old Mar 14, 2013, 10:23 am
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Amex Membership Rewards to Asia Miles Transfer Time

I apologize if this has been answered before but I was wondering how long transfers from Amex to CX normally take.

Asia Miles is holding an upgrade award until Monday for me...

Thanks!
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by angelicboris
I apologize if this has been answered before but I was wondering how long transfers from Amex to CX normally take.

Asia Miles is holding an upgrade award until Monday for me...

Thanks!
I've had varying times. It's ranged anywhere from 1.5 weeks to 4+ weeks. Sometimes you have to give Asiamiles a call to speed up the process. They claim it's all done by systems and they don't have control (which could be true, who knows), but each time after i've called (when it's been over 2 weeks), the miles will appear the next day or 2.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:17 am
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3 calendar days http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/catha...iles-hk.html#4
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by nightkhan
I've had varying times. It's ranged anywhere from 1.5 weeks to 4+ weeks. Sometimes you have to give Asiamiles a call to speed up the process. They claim it's all done by systems and they don't have control (which could be true, who knows), but each time after i've called (when it's been over 2 weeks), the miles will appear the next day or 2.
Amex is 3 calendar days. But calling does help.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:46 am
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I have experience on March 2012 and Jan 2013.
In both cases, they took 3 days.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith
Amex is 3 calendar days. But calling does help.
Ah, I was referring to AMEX SPG transfer. Should've paid attention. Yes regular AMEX transfer for me has always been under a week.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 10:21 pm
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Thanks for all the help!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:12 pm
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The points transferred overnight.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:48 pm
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From Hong Kong issued Amex to Asiamiles it took 12 days for the Asiamiles to post (Feb 2013).
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 4:13 pm
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From US issued Amex to Asia miles takes ONLY 1 day.

I signed up with Asiamiles on Saturday, initialized the transfer from Amex on early Sunday morning. Got the points in my Asiamiles account by Monday afternoon.

I needed the miles asap, so I kinda freaked out reading nightkhan's post.

I did call Asiamiles right after I initialized the transfer. A rep told me it would take 4 to 6 weeks, and I think it is true for banks in HK, not US Amex which takes a day or 2 only.

Hope this helps
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith
Amex is 3 calendar days. But calling does help.
Second this.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 10:45 am
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is this still a transfer option? do both accounts have to be in the same name? can it be done online or is it over the phone?

many thanks...
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by ethang801
is this still a transfer option?
Yes, as of a month ago.

do both accounts have to be in the same name?
No, I transferred to my daughter before, but that was a while ago.

can it be done online or is it over the phone?
I did online. I do not know if there is a phone option (probably there is).
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by cxfan1960
Yes, as of a month ago.


No, I transferred to my daughter before, but that was a while ago.


I did online. I do not know if there is a phone option (probably there is).
sorry for the beginners question. so, do i do the transfer online through amex's website or through cx's website? on the amex membership rewards page i dont see cathay as an option...thank you for helping me to navigate, im out of my usual depth on both cathay and amex!!
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ethang801
sorry for the beginners question. so, do i do the transfer online through amex's website or through cx's website? on the amex membership rewards page i dont see cathay as an option...thank you for helping me to navigate, im out of my usual depth on both cathay and amex!!
Amex:
http://www.membershiprewards.com/cat...6B9B6B7C832CCE

Go to Asia Miles.
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