How to Pay with Points for Travel


At American Express Travel Online, you can earn and use your Membership Rewards® Points to pay or part pay for your next trip. Points can be redeemed on eligible flights, pre-paid hotels or car rentals.

Just follow these easy steps to Pay with Points

Step 1: Log in


Log in to your American Express Account. If you have an eligible Card you will see the points balance in the top right corner of the page.

Step 2: Search


Begin your travel search through the American Express Travel Online site.

Your available payment options will be displayed in the results.

Step 3: Apply Points


At checkout, use the slider to choose how many points you would like to apply to your booking and then fill in your Traveller Information.

Step 4: Book Trip


The full transaction amount will be charged to your eligible Card. Following the transaction, you will receive a credit on your statement within 3 business days for the value of any points used.​

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More about American Express Membership Rewards Points

​When you use Pay with Points, the points will be deducted from the Membership Rewards balance.​

Your travel payment will be charged in full to your eligible American Express Card. Following the transaction, you will receive a credit on your statement within 3 business days for the value of any points used.​

To use Pay with Points for an online travel booking, you must use a Card that is eligible and enrolled in a Membership Rewards Program for payment and redeem at least 1,000 points per transaction.​​

Membership Rewards points can be used on flights (including the International Airline Program), pre-paid hotels and car rentals. 

How to earn Points

When you use your eligible American Express Card to make purchases, you'll earn Membership Rewards Points for every dollar you spend on qualifying purchases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Rewards Terms & Conditions

To earn or redeem Membership Rewards points, Cards must be enrolled to the American Express Membership Rewards program, and your Card Account must be in good standing.


To redeem Membership Rewards Points with American Express Travel Online, you need to have available limit on your Card for the full transaction amount of the booking. You will then receive a statement credit within 3 business days for your points redemption. If the credit isn’t on the same statement as the transaction, it should appear on your next statement. Please pay all amounts due each month. You will earn Membership Rewards points on the full dollar amount charged to your Card. ​​


All bookings are subject to the terms and conditions of our Membership Rewards Program. For full Terms and Conditions, please visit the Membership Rewards website.


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