American Express offers more freedom when you fly with the new Fixed Points Travel Program

Cardmembers can redeem for flights on any airline and travel any day of the year at fixed point amounts

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - American Express Canada today announces the new Fixed Points Travel Program, offering Cardmembers ultimate flexibility and choice. The new program is available to eligible Canadian Cardmembers enrolled in the Membership Rewards program, giving them the ability to book flights within Canada or to anywhere in the world, on any airline, for fixed point amounts. Additionally, Cardmembers have the option to choose from Economy or Business Class flights, last minute bookings right up to a day before departure, and can use their points to pay for taxes, fees and other surcharges.

 "The beauty of this program, is that it truly enables our Cardmembers to book flights with points, when they want and where they want – it's simple and straightforward. The full cost of travel can be covered with points, with any airline and without advanced booking requirements," says Joe Ryan, Director of Proprietary Rewards and Benefits, American Express Canada. "This new option makes our best in class Membership Rewards program even better. Cardmembers can redeem today, travel tomorrow, any day of the year."

Cardmembers can redeem their Membership Rewards® points for flights in just 3 easy steps:

  1. Log in to their account at americanexpress.ca/fixedpointstravel.
  2. Search for the flight and dates of choice.
  3. Redeem points.

The Fixed Points Travel Program Overview

The fixed points required cover up to the maximum base ticket price for airfares (excluding taxes, fees and other surcharges) – if the ticket price at the time of booking exceeds that maximum base ticket price, Cardmembers can choose to pay for the difference with their American Express Card or use additional Membership Rewards points. Points can also be used to pay for taxes, fees and other surcharges.

For more information, please visit, www.americanexpress.ca/fixedpointstravel

About the Membership Rewards Program
The Membership Rewards program allows Cardmembers to earn points for eligible purchases charged on enrolled American Express Cards. Through the Membership Rewards program, Cardmembers are able to use options such as Use Points for Purchases, merchandise or gift card redemptions, Pay with Points at Amazon.ca and Ticketmaster, and 1:1 transfer to frequent flyer programs. Points have no expiration date, and there is no limit on the number of points a Cardmember can earn. For more information about the Membership Rewards program, visit: www.membershiprewards.ca.

About American Express in Canada         
American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash™ Card from American Express ©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada and YouTube.com/AmericanExpressCAD

SOURCE American Express Canada

Image with caption: "The Fixed Points Travel Program Overview (CNW Group/American Express Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161201_C5106_PHOTO_EN_825979.jpg

For further information: Amanda Betti, American Express Canada, (437)-836-5148, amanda.e.betti@aexp.com

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