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Through January 14, you can transfer 1,000 Membership Rewards to 1,300 Avios. The transfer are hard-coded into the Membership Rewards transfer page, meaning you don’t have to know any special codes.

All my posts about Avios are contained here: The one-sentence cliff notes are to use Avios for direct itineraries, ideally short flights, and do what you can to avoid the nasty surcharges.

Incredible redemptions include 12,500 + $2.50 oneway from the west coast to Hawaii, 7,500 Avios and $33 from Johannesburg to Capetown, and 4,500 Avios +$2.50 on any American flight under 650 miles.

Here is a list of Avios redemptions from three cities:

New York

Los Angeles


Avios bookings of AA economy grant priority AAccess to security.

I won’t transfer speculatively because Avios transfer bonuses are frequent and this year has seen 50% and 40%. But this is currently the best value for Membership Rewards.

Hat Tip One Mile at a Time

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!

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