Negative Change to British Airways Avios Transfers Coming

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One of my favorite transfer partners from American Express Membership Rewards is British Airways Avios at the current 1:1 ratio. However starting October 1, 2015, this ratio will negatively change down to 250 Membership Rewards to 200 British Airways Avios, meaning these will now be 25% more expensive when transferring to British Airways.



Is there any good news?

The only good news to this is that they are giving about 4 months notice so if you have British Airways Avios are are looking to transfer you still have some time to do so. Also, Amex has a bunch of transfer bonus promotions to British Airways so HOPEFULLY they will continue to offer them.

Lastly, British Airways is a also a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards and that is currently at a 1:1 ratio and it doesn’t seem like that will be changing anytime soon, so if you are looking to transfer to British Airways this could be a good alternative come October 1st.

Hat Tip: Travel with Grant

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