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VFTW noted that, in addition to being quietly added as a partner, Amex has now incentivized transfers to their new partner, Qantas, with a 20% transfer bonus. Normally these points transfer 1:1, with redemptions being just 500 points, half of what most other partners require for a minimum, a 1000. The transfer bonus expires on June 30th, 2019. 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.
I earn a ton of points putting all of my grocery spend and most of my dining on my Amex Gold card to earn 4x points on every dollar.
El Al is an Israeli airline that operates several routes between American 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. Here’s a few options where it makes sense to redeem with Qantas.
Accessing El Al by using Qantas points for their gorgeous new Biz:
- Boston, Newark, JFK to Tel Aviv : 78k Miles, or 65k Amex with the transfer bonus
- Chicago and Miami: 92k Miles, or 77k Amex with the transfer bonus
- San Fran and LA: 104k Miles, or 87k Amex with the transfer bonus
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