Virigin America Partners with American Express Membership Rewards

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Yesterday, Virgin America announced their partnership with American Express. This means that starting October 5, 2011, American Express Cardmembers can transfer earned Membership Reward point to Virgin America Elevate points.

They have not released the transfer ratio, but hopefully it will be a 1:1 like most of the other airline partnerships. Once they release the information on October 5, I will be sure to share it with you, along with an analysis on the Virgin America Elevate program.

Also, remember that Continental Airlines is leaving the American Express partnership on September 30, 2011. That will be the last day you are able to transfer points from the Membership Reward program to Continental (and also United since you can transfer freely between United and Continental currently).

Current airline partnerships with American Express Membership Rewards:

  • Delta Skymiles (1,000 SkyMiles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Virgin Atlantic (1,000 Flying Club Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • El Al Israel Airlines (15 Matmid Points = 1,050 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (1,000 KrisFlyer Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • AeroMexico Club Premier (1,000 Club Premier Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Air Canda Aeroplan (1,000 Aeroplan Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • AirTran Airways (1 A+ Rewards credit(s) = 1,500 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Air France KLM Flying Blue (1,000 Flying Blue Award Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Hawaiian Airlines (1,000 HawaiianMiles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns (1,000 EarlyReturns Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • British Airways Executive Club (1,000 BA Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • ANA Mileage Club (1,000 ANA Mileage Club Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Alitalia Airlines MilleMiglia (1,000 MilleMiglia Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Iberia Plus (100 Iberia Plus Points = 1,400 Membership Rewards Points)
  • JetBlue Airways TrueBlue Points (200 TrueBlue Points = 250 Membership Rewards Points)
  • Continental Airlines OnePass Miles (1,000 OnePass Miles = 1,000 Membership Rewards Points)


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