The list of Amex Membership Rewards airline and hotel transfer partners can be hard to find from your American Express online account.
Most of these transfer at a 1:1 ratio (meaning 1,000 Amex Membership Rewards points transfer to 1,000 miles/points) unless otherwise noted. American Express also periodically offers limited time transfer bonuses for transfers to certain partners. Right now there is a transfer bonus for transfers to JetBlue TrueBlue, Virgin Atlantic FlyingClub and Hilton Honors.
List of Membership Rewards Airline Partners
- Aeromexico (1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,600 Premier points)
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- KLM and Air France Flying Blue
- Alitalia Mile Miglia
- ANA Airlines
- Asia Miles
- British Airways Avios
- Delta Skymiles
- El Al (1,000 Membership Rewards = 20 Matmid points) (horrible transfer ratio)
- Emirates Skywards
- Etihad Guest
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Iberia Plus
- JetBlue TrueBlue (250 Membership Rewards points = 200 TrueBlue points)
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Virgin America Elevate (200 Membership Rewards = 100 Elevate points)
- Virgin Atlantic FlyingClub
List of Membership Rewards Hotels
- Choice Privileges
- Hilton Honors (1,000 Membership Rewards points =
1,5002,010 Hilton Honors Points – Special Offer: 33% more points through 12/15/17)
- SPG Starwood Preferred Guest (1,000 Membership Rewards points = 333 Starpoints) (bad ratio)
Although they transfer at a great ratio, I would not transfer my Amex Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors since there are co branded Amex cards that earn Hilton points so they are very easy to earn elsewhere. I would rather transfer my Membership Rewards points to one of the airline programs.
Here is a link of all the Membership Rewards transfer travel partners on the American Express website. You can also see if any Amex transfer partners are offering a limited time transfer bonus.
(For a guide on how to transfer Amex Membership Rewards points see related post: How to Transfer Amex Membership Rewards Points to Airlines.)