AMEX Transfer Partners
AMEX Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to up to 12 travel partners. Get the list of partners and calculate the transfer.
American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to a handful of airline and hotel rewards programs. The programs you can transfer your points to will depend on which Membership Rewards Card(s) you have.
AMEX Transfer Partners
American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to up to 12 partners. Those partners are:
- Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer
- Emirates Skywards
- Etihad Guest
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Singapore KrisFlyer
- Air New Zealand Airpoints
- THAI Royal Orchid Plus
- Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Hilton Honors
- Marriott Bonvoy
All but Marriott has a transfer ratio of 2:1 which means that every 2,000 Membership Rewards Points you transfer will earn you 1,000 airline miles or Hilton Honors Points. Marriott is the only program that has a different transfer ratio which is 3:2. This means you'll receive 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points when you transfer 3,000 Membership Rewards Points.
The only card that allows you to transfer to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Marriott Bonvoy is the AMEX Platinum Card. Without that card, you'll only be able to transfer to the other 9 airlines and Hilton.
Do note that the David Jones Platinum AMEX Card and David Jones AMEX Card offers two different versions. A version that earns Membership Rewards Points and a version that earns Qantas Points in the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program. If you opt for the Qantas Version, you'll only be able to earn Qantas Points. The Membership Rewards version gives you the ability to transfer to the standard 10 partners which gives you a little bit more flexibility, but you will not be able to transfer to Qantas.
How To Transfer AMEX Points
In order to transfer your Membership Rewards Points to partners, you'll want to make sure that you have an account with the program you're transferring your points to. You'll also need to link your Frequent Flyer or Hotel Rewards account to your Membership Rewards account.
Steps On How To Transfer
- Go to the AMEX Frequent Travellers Partners page.
- Find the program you want to transfer your points to and click Transfer My Points.
- Log into your AMEX Account if you have not already.
- Input the amount of points you wish to transfer to the selected partners.
- Review the information and confirm the transfer request.
Transfers can take anywhere from 1 business day to 15 days so be sure to note this if you're trying to transfer points to immediately redeem them. AMEX lists the estimated transfer times on the Frequent Travellers Partners page as well as the minimum amount of points you'll need in order to transfer your points.
AMEX Transfer Partners Calculator
Use the AMEX Transfer Partners Calculator to calculate the transfer of Membership Rewards Points to AMEX's airline and hotel partners. You can enter any amount of Membership Rewards Points to see how many miles or points you will end up with when transferred. Remember that some partners are based on the card that you have.
American Express provides a great way to earn miles or points with several great (and popular) rewards programs. With a good selection of Membership Rewards credit cards, you can easily rake up some easy miles on everyday spend.