Yes, you can book airline tickets using your American Express Membership Rewards points. If you call AMEX direct, they will recommend using your points to buy an airline ticket through them, for a penny a point. That would mean a $5,000 business class airline ticket to Europe costs 500,000 points. But there’s another option. A better option.
American Express partners with many airlines. It’s possible to transfer your points to those airlines’ frequent flyer programs to book an award ticket using fewer points. However, finding seats on an airline for “saver” miles is challenging and time-consuming, and sometimes impossible. But that’s what we do—and doing it our way, we often use 125,000 AMEX points for that same $5,000 ticket. That’s a savings of 75%! Or, putting it another way, instead of using 500,000 points for 1 business class ticket, we can book 4 business class tickets, valued at $20,000. Now that’s providing value for your points!
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