Good news – American Express is bringing in a new Membership Rewards transfer partner
Bad news – it could not be less interesting
The new partner is, erm, Aer Lingus Avios. Yes, someone went to all the trouble of negotiating a transfer deal with Aer Lingus – even though you can already move your Amex points to British Airways Executive Club and move them across to avios.com / Aer Lingus from there.
Well done. Your parents are proud of you. Why don’t you get on the ‘phone to Hyatt instead …..?
The only possible upside I can see here is that there may be a transfer bonus to launch this new partnership, which would allow us to move our Membership Rewards points to Aer Club with an uplift and then across to British Airways Executive Club.
The partnership launches “imminently” in the US and “later this year” for those of us in the UK.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)