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AMEX Travel

When booking through AMEX travel and you want to use MR points to pay do you have to have the whole amount needed or can you use some points and then charge the rest????




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Re: AMEX Travel

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You can use some points and charge the rest.

 

The real value in booking travel with Amex using your points comes from transferring those points to airline partners to exchange for free tickets :smileyvery-happy:


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Re: AMEX Travel


webhopper wrote:

You can use some points and charge the rest.

 

The real value in booking travel with Amex using your points comes from transferring those points to airline partners to exchange for free tickets :smileyvery-happy:


That is correct. I never have full point for anything. :smileymad:

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Re: AMEX Travel


webhopper wrote:

You can use some points and charge the rest.

 

The real value in booking travel with Amex using your points comes from transferring those points to airline partners to exchange for free tickets :smileyvery-happy:



webhopper wrote:

You can use some points and charge the rest.

 

The real value in booking travel with Amex using your points comes from transferring those points to airline partners to exchange for free tickets :smileyvery-happy:


   This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: AMEX Travel

Also, look for potential transfer bonuses to a carrier you'll likely to redeem with for flghts.

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Re: AMEX Travel


webhopper wrote:

You can use some points and charge the rest.

 

The real value in booking travel with Amex using your points comes from transferring those points to airline partners to exchange for free tickets :smileyvery-happy:



How do you do this i'm lost when it comes to all of that :smileyvery-happy:




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Re: AMEX Travel


LS2982 wrote:

webhopper wrote:

You can use some points and charge the rest.

 

The real value in booking travel with Amex using your points comes from transferring those points to airline partners to exchange for free tickets :smileyvery-happy:



How do you do this i'm lost when it comes to all of that :smileyvery-happy:


Admins I apologize in advance, I dont know if posting a bloggers link is allower here.

 

@LS: http://millionmilesecrets.com/2013/01/25/membership-rewards-points-value/ 

this explains it all with MR


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Re: AMEX Travel

You make a rewards account with the partner, and see how many miles it takes to redeem for tickets.  In some cases it might be as little as 10k - 15k miles.

 

Then you either go to the Amex site, or call membership rewards, tell them you want to redeem by transferring to a rewards partner, give them your rewards partner account number, they make the transfer then you immediately go book your reward ticket.

 

Its not bad and the customer service team with Amex will  help if you have any issues!

 

I find a lot of value from booking my car rentals on Amex Travel, as well as flights, cause you earn 4x MR points on flights and you earn 2x on car rentals.


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Re: AMEX Travel


webhopper wrote:

You make a rewards account with the partner, and see how many miles it takes to redeem for tickets.  In some cases it might be as little as 10k - 15k miles.

 

Then you either go to the Amex site, or call membership rewards, tell them you want to redeem by transferring to a rewards partner, give them your rewards partner account number, they make the transfer then you immediately go book your reward ticket.

 

Its not bad and the customer service team with Amex will  help if you have any issues!

 

I find a lot of value from booking my car rentals on Amex Travel, as well as flights, cause you earn 4x MR points on flights and you earn 2x on car rentals.


In the background learning now i know who to see about points....webhopper great info

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myjourney wrote:

webhopper wrote:

You make a rewards account with the partner, and see how many miles it takes to redeem for tickets.  In some cases it might be as little as 10k - 15k miles.

 

Then you either go to the Amex site, or call membership rewards, tell them you want to redeem by transferring to a rewards partner, give them your rewards partner account number, they make the transfer then you immediately go book your reward ticket.

 

Its not bad and the customer service team with Amex will  help if you have any issues!

 

I find a lot of value from booking my car rentals on Amex Travel, as well as flights, cause you earn 4x MR points on flights and you earn 2x on car rentals.


In the background learning now i know who to see about points....webhopper great info


I'm still kind of new when it comes to points transfers and redeeming, but there are a lot of forum members who have a lot of knowledge out there.. and they've been doing it longer than me!


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