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Transferring Amex Membership Rewards To British Airways Avios Versus Cathay Pacific Asia Miles  Add to collection

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In light of the current 35% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways through June 7, 2013, I thought it might be useful to do a comparison of mileage redemption sweet spots between British Airways and Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program, another transfer partner of American Express that doesn’t tend to garner as much discussion.

Amex is currently offering a 35% transfer bonus to BA Avios.

Amex is currently offering a 35% transfer bonus to BA Avios.

Both programs are distance-based, so rather than dividing their award redemption charts into zones such as North America or Europe, redemption rates are calculated based solely on distance between departure and arrival points. That means there are opportunities to score some amazing redemption values if you calculate out the distances carefully …

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