Bilt Rewards Loses American Airlines as a Transfer Partner

by Anthony Losanno

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Gary at View from the Wing broke the news this morning that Bilt Rewards will no longer offer points transfers to American Airlines. The carrier is not a transfer partner with any other programs (except Marriott).

This partnership was unique in that American Airlines is not a transfer partner with other programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards®, American Express Membership Rewards®, or Citi ThankYou® Rewards. This will dissolve in June (an exact date has not yet been provided).

Bilt shared the following with View from the Wing:

Bilt and American have agreed to wind down our partnership beginning in June. We appreciate everything we’ve been able to accomplish together since Bilt’s launch in 2021.”

Air Canada Bilt

The Bilt Rewards program will still offer transfers to the following airline partners:

  • Aer Lingus AerClub
  • Air Canada Aeroplan®
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue®
  • Avianca Lifemiles 
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates Skywards®
  • Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
  • Iberia Plus
  • Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • United MileagePlus®
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

All of these are on a 1:1 basis except for when Bilt offers lucrative Rent Day bonuses up to 150% (like it did last year with Air Canada, Air France/KLM, and Virgin Atlantic.

Anthony’s Take: Bilt Rewards offers some of the most valuable and transferrable points. I have taken advantage of bonuses with Air France/KLM and look forward to future opportunities.

(Image Credits: Bilt.)

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