Membership Rewards offering 30% transfer bonus to British Airways Avios through January 31, 2012

Here’s the least surprising news of the week — Membership Rewards has just announced a transfer bonus for Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios points. Of course this comes only a week after British Airways took a machete to their award chart.

The nice thing about the bonus is that there’s no small print — there are no limits, it’s not restricted to those that haven’t made transfers in the past, and the bonus points post instantly. So for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points you transfer, you instantly get 1,300 Avios points.

This isn’t as good as the 50% transfer bonus they had earlier in the year under their more favorable award chart (for those in North America), though this still isn’t bad.

It’s not worth transferring speculatively because of this promo, but it does make the cost of shorthaul award tickets and award tickets to South America, Asia, and Europe a bit more reasonable. So if you need to make an award booking see what British Airways would charge, because it might just work out favorably in this case.

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