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transferring miles from Amex to American Airlines
Amex told me I need to use One World to tranfer miles to American Airlines. How do i go about joining and doing this?
Hi Richard, AA is a member of the oneworld alliance and what that means is you can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to a participating OW airline and then use those miles to fly on any other OW airline.
AA is not a transfer partner of MR but the following OW members are: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia and Qantas. To be able to use these partner miles on AA flights you’d need to first ensure there is SAAver award space on each leg of your flight. Then check the award chart for each of the airlines to see which would charge the fewest miles. BA & IB both use Avios which charge on a per-segment basis so you’d need to price each leg separately and then add the prices together. Plus, if you fly BA or IB internationally, be prepared to pay fuel surcharges in addition to the miles.
Another alternative, especially if there’s no award space for the route/date you need, is to use your MRs to shop through the Amex travel portal. You can use just MRs or combine MRs and cash to get the specific flights you need.
It’s a lot to take in when you’re first starting in this hobby so feel free to ask more questions as needed and we’ll try to help.