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One of the airline transfer partners of the Amex Membership Rewards program and cards like The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card is JetBlue. The normal transfer rate is 250 Membership Reward points = 200 JetBlue points. However, via a 25% transfer bonus that runs through May 31, 2017, the rate comes out to an even 1:1 ratio!
I don’t fly JetBlue as often as I wish I did since they have a very limited network out of Houston, but they are a very solid airline that operates to some pretty fun destinations like Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Lucia, Nantucket, and many more destinations in this country and beyond. The also have features like family pooling of points and even first class “Mint” suites!
The number of points required to fly on a TrueBlue award is tied to the price of the fare, but the exact amount in value you get per point varies a bit. It is often between 1.2 – 1.8 cents per point, with most of my own searches falling near 1.5 cents per point. That said, I have seen that per cent value go much higher during some of their flash sales. Not having to deal with award availability limitations can make this a very good program for family travelers.
Also keep in mind that if you have The JetBlue Plus Card you get 10% of your redeemed JetBlue points back, a 50% discount on in-flight food and cocktails on JetBlue flights, and a first free checked bag for you and up to three travel companions on your JetBlue flight bookings.
If you want to transfer some Amex Membership Reward points to JetBlue, just remember to do it by May 31st to take advantage of this 25% transfer bonus.
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