How to use Pay with Points


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,

car rentals, packages and activities.

Just follow these easy steps

Step 1: Login


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

Step 4: Book Trip


Membership Rewards points will then be deducted from your Membership Rewards balance at the time of booking.

See where points can take you

More about American Express Membership

Rewards® Points.

When you use Pay with Points, points will be deducted from the Membership Rewards balance at the time of booking. 

If you cancel your refundable booking, Points will be returned as a credit into your Membership Rewards account.

To use Pay with Points for an online travel booking, you must use a Membership Rewards Program enrolled card 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 (including Fine Hotels + Resorts & The Hotel Collection), car rentals & activities.

How to earn Points

When you use your eligible American Express Card to make purchases, you'll earn Membership Rewards Points for every pound (£1) you spend on qualifying purchases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Important Information


Membership Rewards®

Cardmembers enrolled in the American Express Membership Rewards ® programme will earn one additional bonus Membership Rewards point in addition to their standard earn rate (for a total of 2 points) for every full £1 spent on flights, prepaid hotels, car hire and experiences booked through the American Express Travel website Specific Card products or limited time promotions may offer additional Membership Rewards points, please see individual Card or promotion Terms and Conditions for more information. Additional Membership Rewards points cannot be earned on products which are not prepaid but are paid directly to the supplier, including cruise bookings and select hotel bookings.  These bookings will not earn two Membership Rewards points for every £1 spent but will be earned at the normal rate of one point for every £1 spent. Full Terms and Conditions apply, please visit

To use Pay with Points, you must book your eligible purchase through American Express Travel and charge to a Membership Rewards program-enrolled American Express® Card. Eligible purchases through American Express Travel exclude non-prepaid car rentals and non-prepaid hotels. Points will be debited from your Membership Rewards account, and credit for corresponding amount will be issued to the American Express Card account used. If points redeemed do not cover entire amount, the balance of purchase price will remain on the American Express Card account. When paying with a combination of your American Express Card and Membership Rewards points, only the value applied to the Card is eligible to earn Membership Rewards points. 

Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions apply when booking on Please visit for the Membership Rewards program information and terms and conditions or call +44 0800 917 8053 to request a copy. For more information on Pay With Points visit

Bookings are subject to the full American Express Travel Terms and Conditions. To view these please visit


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