How long do Amex Points take to transfer to flying blue?

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  1. Sdon

    Sdon New Member

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    On Monday afternoon I transferred the remaining points needed for a flight from Toronto to London (currently on flying blues promo awards list) from amex to flying blue. The Promo award ends on Thurs which pushes amex 4day period to the limit.

    I have contacted both flying blue and amex to see if it can be expedited but they both claim it is the other's responsibility. Flying blue have held a seat for me but can't hold it past 9pm on Thursday.

    Does anyone have any experience transferring from amex points to flying blue? And more importantly how long did it take?

    Thanks
     
  2. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sdon,

    Unfortunately it's not something I can remember doing and transfer times really can vary quite a bit depending on the airline in my experience. Hopefully someone can offer more useful advice!
     
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    Sdon New Member

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    It's frustrating I would have transferred them last week. I read an article on the points guy which said it was instant transfers. And only realized yesterday when I went to transfer them that it says 4 days and the article I read must have been specific to US Amex. Fingers crossed!!
     
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    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Yes, time I finally got round to doing some proper experiments on all the UK amex transfer times I reckon...

    Will probably be a few weeks in the making though.
     
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    suzannechan New Member

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    took me 2 working days only!
     
  6. Richard1974

    Richard1974 New Member

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    Hi Joe,

    I'd be really interested in seeing your results!
     
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    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about it practically, I think what I'll do is start with a bit of a rough draft (arrived at by sending points to each transfer partner twice, on different days of the week - maybe monday and saturday), then get readers to leave their data points in the comments, which I'll use to continually update it.

    There's the additional issue of whether points take longer when you don't have the partner already connected to your amex account, but I can't directly help too much with that at the moment, as my amex account is connected to all the popular transfer partners already. Could always update it and add a column next churn I suppose.
     
  8. Sdon

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    Success! My accounts weren't connected and the points took 2 days exactly to arrive.

    Just in time to make the promo award booking on KML 787. Would be interested in your results too as planning on transferring to Virgin and Asia miles potentially later this year.
     
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    Pleased to hear it!
     
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