Amex Partners with Point.Me for Award Flight Search Portal
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Amex Partners with Point.Me for Award Flight Search Portal

American Express has announced a new partnership that brings a new tool to cardmembers.

About the partnership:

Today, Amex revealed the launch of “Point.Me for Membership Rewards Points.” This new platform — powered by Point.Me — will allow cardholders to search reward flight booking options across more than 150 airlines. In each case, these flights can be booked using Amex Membership Rewards points via transfer partners (and those partners’ alliance partners).

To get started, cardmembers can visit Point.Me/Amex and login with their Amex account. From there, they can enter their departing airport, destination, and travel dates. Then, the platform will return flight options for customers to choose from. Of note, the point and tax costs listed are per passenger and per segment.

While Point.Me doesn’t allow users to book directly through the platform, it does provide instructions for how customers can complete their purchase. This includes a full step-by-step walkthrough complete with screenshots. There’s also a troubleshooting option should users run into issues while attempting to book.

Typically, the Point.Me platform costs $129 per year for a standard membership, while a 24-hour Starter Pass costs $5. However, American Express customers can utilize this special platform for free.

What they’re saying:

Announcing the partnership and new offering, Point.Me CEO Adam Morvitz said, “We’re ecstatic to be connecting with American Express Card Members through ‘Point.Me for Membership Rewards points. This partnership provides American Express Card Members with an easy way to search and compare the incredible airline loyalty transfer options offered through their Membership Rewards Program. It will help them find the best way to travel – from first and business class seats to dream trips for the entire family.”

Meanwhile, Amex’s EVP of U.S. Consumer Product Management and Lending Anthony Cirri stated, “Whether traveling for business or planning a family vacation, we hope to create an easier, streamlined way for Card Members to plan their travels and make the most of their Membership.”

My thoughts:

As an Amex fan, I have to say that this development makes a lot of sense and could be a valuable addition for cardholders like myself. Incidentally, American Express was my first introduction to Point.Me as they previously offered complimentary access to the platform (presumably as a test). Since then, Bilt has formed a similar partnership with Point.Me and has integrated the search tool into its app. On that note, it would be nice if Amex followed suit and made this tool accessible via its own platform — although I don’t think it’s too big of a deal if they don’t.

Overall, I’m glad to see this partnership be solidified and I look forward to actually using the service to find award flight redemptions in the future.


Kyle Burbank

Head Writer ~ Fioney
Kyle is the head writer for Fioney. He is a personal finance nerd, constantly looking for new apps and services to test and incorporate into his own financial game plan. In addition to his role at Fioney, he's written for other publications including Born2Invest, Lifehack, and Laughing Place, as well as his own site Money@30. He also creates personal finance and travel-related videos for Fioney's YouTube channel, which has garnered more than 2 million views. Currently, Kyle resides in Springfield, Missouri with his wife of 10 years. Together, they enjoy traveling (including visiting Disney Parks around the world), dining, and playing with their dog Rigby.

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