American Express points can be used for specific flights to maximize their value (via transfers to partner programs or via the Amex flight chart) or for hotel nights (via transfers to partner programs). But they can also be used as a simple travel credit (which can be applied to any travel expense).
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Amex points are hybrid rewards: They can be used as fixed-value rewards (fixed value of 1¢) or variable-value rewards (value depending on how you use them; our Flytrippers Valuation is ≈ 1.5¢).
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Amex points never expire as long as you have the card. And even if you no longer have the card, you can easily extend the expiration indefinitely.
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Amex points can be pooled with travel companions via transfer partners.
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American Express points can be transferred to multiple partner programs and this often provides the best value.
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Other redemption options
American Express points can be used for rewards other than travel but this should be avoided.
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Rewards program logistics
Amex points can be used directly on the American Express website or app.
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Rewards program summary
Rewards: American Express points
Type: Hybrid rewards
Subtype (fixed value): “Eraser” rewards
Subtype (variable value): “Standard” or “Dynamic” Rewards (depending on the transfer partner)
Variety: Bank rewards
Flytrippers Valuation: ≈ 1.5¢ per point
Minimum value: 1¢ per point
Maximum value: Unlimited
Transferable: Yes (8 partners)
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