Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 05 Apr 2016
Total posts 7
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 30
they seem to be cutting rather than looking to add!
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 158
There are a few issues here in Australia compare to USA/Canada that gives Amex no incentive in adding more partners.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 345
A way to circumvent something like this is to use Hello Travel, who can book tickets and use your Amex points. I understand this may not be what you are looking for, but where do you draw the line in regards to partners. I’m not saying you should not ask....
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,115
Something to keep in mind is that the volume of points the bank buys from each airline could affect the pricing of each individual point (when bought in bulk in the hundreds of millions, or billions), so in theory, the more partners a program has, the less points they'll buy from each partner, so the price per point the bank pays could increase, and thus negatively affect conversion rates.
I've always seen great availability with Korean Air Skypass!!!! I havent gotten a Citiprestige card, cause or any other Visa/MC credit cause I dont like the fact how you can earn less that 1 point per $1 spent on various transactions, whereas AMEX is at least 1 point/$1 on almost all transac except tax and utilities.
Awesome insight on the bigger scale of things Chris, I wouldn't want current conversion rates negatively affected. Do hope they can add Korean Air Skymiles at least. As their mileage chart has great redemption rates.
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
yes would be great if they added korean but adding Qatar would have zero value. they program has some of the highest rates and stringent policies plus you can book all of their flights with any other one worlds program
Doesn't Qatar Airways severely restrict their award availability to other one world carriers?
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 99
The best part of the Aussie Amex MR program is the ability to transfer to SPG at around 2 MR Gateway: 1SPG. You can then transfer to lots of different airlines from there. Might take a little longer, but in the US, you can only transfer to SPG at 3:1 which is terrible.
Member since 05 Jan 2015
Total posts 2
The 2 most useful MR partners for me would be AA and CX as diverting my MR points through SPG at 2:1 and then onwards means that I get a whole lot less than our American friends do for the dollar value of MR points
Member since 11 Aug 2017
Total posts 5
And this won't be an option once Marriott absorbs SPG into it's own programme.
Member since 21 Jan 2017
Total posts 43
KE, NH and perhaps DL!
Member since 18 Jun 2018
Total posts 1
I agree with ChrisCh’s view that adding too many partners, some of which might be a little obscure (Diners was a good example of such a program) may have the perverse impact of increasing Amex’s Cost of points and therefore devaluing our MR points.
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