First Membership Rewards Redemptions

Since opening the Amex card in April, I have finally made my first Membership Rewards redemption. Transferring 189k points to ANA allowed us to booked our round trip business class seats on EVA between LAX and TPE for next fall. With RT EVA business class seats going for $6,800 per person, I got 7.1 cents per point, which is an absolutely incredible value, given how most points are redeemed for 1-1.5 cents per point. Given Amex’s unique transfer partnership with ANA, membership rewards points are now my favorite currency, beating out Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and Capital One Miles.

Now, we just patiently wait for Taiwan to open…

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