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Amex to Qantas transfer bonus
Shortly after Amex added Qantas as a transfer partner in mid 2019 they ran a 20% transfer bonus, and thankfully, Amex has brought it back! My account was targeted, but it doesn’t mention an expiration for the bonus, and also take note that some transfer bonuses are only good for a single transfer.
Most Amex transfer partners require a minimum of 1000 points to transferred; however, the Amex to Qantas transfer can be done in 500 point increments. Let’s take a look at the offer and then some instances in which it could make sense to utilize the program, and this bonus.
A few ways to use Qantas points…
El Al is an Israeli airline that operates several routes between the USA and Tel Aviv. El Al is also an Amex partner, but Qantas creates a far more attractive option for redemption. They’ve recently introduced a gorgeous new business class, as seen in the promo picture below, and one I’d love to try out. I would note that it used to be far more attractive to redeem Qantas for El Al, but here are a few US to Tel Aviv redemption prices.
Accessing El Al by using Qantas points for their gorgeous new Biz:
- Boston, Newark, JFK to Tel Aviv : 90k Miles, or 75k Amex with the transfer bonus
- Chicago and Miami: 104.5k Miles, or 87k Amex with the transfer bonus
- San Fran and LA: 119.2k Miles, or 100k Amex with the transfer bonus
One of my favorite First Class experiences was on Qantas.
I used Alaska miles for my experience, but if you’re sitting on a pile of Amex points…it’s a fantastic experience and one I would highly recommend. Qantas also releases far more award space to its own members than it does to partners. At 162,800 points needed…it would require 136k Amex points for a one way first class flight.
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