It has been a very long time since American Express has had a transfer bonus to one of their frequent flyer program affiliates. However, as of today, American Express Membership Rewards points are transferring at a 1:1.25 ratio to British Airways Avios! This is a 25% bonus on the normal 1:1 transfer.
I do not know how long this will last, so if you’ve been thinking of transferring your Membership Rewards points to BA Avios, now is the time to do so!
according to AMEX reps, it should end Sep 30, 2015, so plenty of time
Last one was in 2013 March, a 50% bonus
How long does it take to show up in BA?
I’ve noticed a total lack of availability for AA flights while booking on Avios…I cannot even find anything YYC/YOW/YUL-NYC for the enxt few months. Sometimes there’s some US availability that shows up but it changes from one day to the next. This makes Avios less useful, at least temporarily.