I just booked our flights to go back to Whistler for spring break, 2016. All of the mileage redemptions, on every airline that I looked at, were very high. It was nothing like last summer when we flew to Vancouver for a mere 25,000 miles per flight. I finally settled on some Delta flights whose times are not ideal and whose flights are not direct for 45,000 Delta SkyMiles per ticket. At post time, the price for these tickets would have been about $720 each. We saved $3,600 using miles.
How did I have all of these 225,000 Delta miles?
Don’t forget, we usually have lots of American Express Membership Rewards points because Rob’s firm does a lot of advertising. To pay for this advertising, he uses his American Express Business Gold Rewards card and earns 3x American Express Membership Rewards points on these advertising charges.
Next step, Delta Airlines SkyMiles is an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, which means I can transfer Rob’s Membership Rewards points to his Delta SkyMiles account. That is what I did. I transferred 225,000 American Express Membership Rewards points to Rob’s SkyMiles account and booked us these tickets.