Credit Card Rewards Expansion Lets American Express Cardholders Redeem Rewards for Flights on British Airways

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Credit Card Rewards Expansion Lets American Express Cardholders Fly Free on British Airways

Officials at American Express and British Airways announced this week that a loyalty rewards program already popular in the U.K. will arrive in the United States this fall. Overseen by BA's promotions subsidiary, the expanded partnership rewards American Express credit card holders with the ability to redeem Membership Rewards points for tickets on British Airways flights.

Andrew Swaffield, Managing Director for the Mileage Company, expressed his delight about expanding the American Express Membership Rewards credit card relationship into the United States. In a statement to reporters, Swaffield called the move "a natural progression after our successful launch in a number of other markets last year."

Although British Airways and American Express have partnered on co-branded credit cards and reward programs in the past, this week's announcement marks the first time that AmEx Membership Rewards members can convert points directly into BA's Executive Club miles. Everyday purchases, such as groceries, gas, and bill payments, can help cardmembers earn travel to over 150 global destinations.

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