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American Express adds Qantas Airways as a transfer partner!  AmEx has put some serious effort into their Membership Rewards ecosystem the past 2 or 3 years.  New transfer partners, lots of transfer bonuses, and even full revamps of cards.

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Qantas is the flag carrier of Australia and is an important member of the oneworld alliance.  Although the airline doesn’t have a large footprint within the states, they do fly to LAX and a few other cities.  For those based in Australia or Southeast Asia, the kangaroo tailfin is a much more common sight!

American Express Membership Rewards Transfer Rates

Qantas marks the 19th airline partner for American Express and the 22nd partner overall.  Here’s the full list:

  • Aer Lingus AerClub 1,000:1,000
  • Aeromexico Club Premier 1,000:1,600
  • Air Canada aeroplan 1,000:1,000
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue 1,000:1,000
  • Alitalia Millemiglia 1,000:1,000
  • All Nippon Airways 1,000:1,000
  • Asia Miles 1,000:1,000
  • Avianca LifeMiles 1,000:1,000
  • British Airways Executive Club 1,000:1,000
  • Delta SkyMiles 1,000:1,000
  • El Al Frequent Flyer Club 1,000:1,000
  • Emirates Skywards 1,000:1,000
  • Etihad Guest Miles 1,000:1,000
  • Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 1,000:1,000
  • Iberia Plus 1,000:1,000
  • JetBlue TrueBlue 250:200
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer 500:500
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 1,000:1,000
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 1,000:1,000
  • Choice Privileges Rewards 1,000:1,000
  • Hilton Honors 1,000:2,000
  • Marriott Bonvoy 1,000:1,000

Personally, I’m a huge Membership Rewards fan, and this addition only further strengthens AmEx’s proprietary currency.  I always tell people to collect the transferrable points, especially when they don’t have a specific redemption in mind.  As long as all the banks keep adding transfer partners, my advice won’t change!

H/T – r/churning


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