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The hardest part is choosing where to fly.

The Fixed Points Travel Program makes it easy to see where your next trip will be.

Tired of trying to book your vacation using points, only to discover that the redemption amount often changes based on availability, time of year, and popularity of your flight?

The Fixed Points Travel Program takes the guesswork – and frustration – out of planning, with fixed points amounts for eligible flights, regardless of when you travel.

Simply choose a flight category listed below – such as Canada/U.S. (Short Haul), Europe or Worldwide – to see the corresponding fixed number of points you will need, which covers up to a maximum base ticket price.1

Fixed Points Travel Program

Toggle between the Economy and Business grids below to see where the Fixed Points Travel Program will take you.

Click on each category below to learn more.

Categories Eligible Routes* Points Required** Maximum Base Ticket Price
Canada/U.S. (Short Haul)

Popular Routes:

  • Calgary – Vancouver
  • Montreal – New York
  • Toronto – Montreal
  • Toronto – New York
  • Toronto – Ottawa
15,000 $300
Within or from a Canadian Province/Territory to an adjacent Canadian Province/Territory/U.S. State (except Alaska)*** 20,000 $300
Canada/U.S. (Long Haul) From a Canadian Province/Territory to a non-adjacent Canadian Province/Territory/U.S. State (except Hawaii and Alaska)*** 40,000 $700
Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii or Mexico Canada to Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii or Mexico 50,000 $800
Europe Canada to destinations in Europe 60,000 $900
Worldwide Canada to destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, New Zealand, South America or South Pacific 100,000 $1,700

* Return airfares only

** Based on the highest class of service within the itinerary. Itineraries that contain flights with Premium Economy and/or First Class cabin fares are not eligible for the Fixed Points Travel Program.

*** Adjacent is defined as a geographical jurisdiction (Province/Territory/State within Canada and Continental U.S.) that has a land border with another geographical jurisdiction. The following are exceptions to the definition and are considered to be short haul flights: (i) travel between any of the four provinces in Atlantic Canada; (ii) travel originating in Ontario and going to either New York or Michigan. Determination of geographical jurisdictions is based on the IATA code.

Eligible Membership Rewards Enrolled Card Products: American Express® Card, American Express® Gold Rewards Card, The Platinum Card®, Centurion® Card from American Express, Choice Card from American Express, ChoicePlus Card from American Express, American Express® Corporate Card for Small Business, American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express.

How to Redeem

  1. Log in to your account.

  2. Search for the flight and dates of your choice.

    The Fixed Points Travel Program will only be available if you have enough Membership Rewards® points to cover all travellers at the fixed points amount.1

  3. Redeem your points.

    Redeem the fixed points amount towards the base ticket price, which is the cost of the flight excluding taxes, fees, and carrier surcharges.

    Don’t forget - you can also use your Membership Rewards points to pay for taxes, fees and other surcharges!2

Try it today to see where it takes you!

Terms and Conditions

1. The Fixed Points Travel Program applies to return airfares offered through American Express Travel Services Canada or americanexpress.ca/travel. Card account must be in good standing. To be eligible and be presented with this redemption option, you must have sufficient Membership Rewards points (“points”) at the time of booking. When booking for multiple travellers on the same itinerary, you must have enough points to cover all travellers.

Under the Fixed Points Travel Program, a fixed number of points covers the base ticket price of eligible flights up to the applicable maximum base ticket price. The flight grid includes the fixed number of points with the corresponding applicable maximum base ticket price required per category.

The base ticket price (often referred to by airlines as the base fare) excludes taxes, fees and carrier surcharges. You will be charged for these additional costs and any dollar amount that exceeds the applicable maximum base ticket price. If the base ticket price for an eligible flight is below the applicable maximum base ticket price, the difference: (i) cannot be used to cover taxes, fees or carrier surcharges; (ii) will not be credited to your Card account; and (iii) will not be applied to cover additional costs associated with changes or cancellations. The full cost of the flight, including taxes, fees and carrier surcharges will be charged to your Card upon booking. Within 5-10 business days from the date of booking, you will receive a statement credit for the base ticket price up to the applicable maximum base ticket price.

Example 1:

A select route requires a redemption of 20,000 points and the maximum base ticket price is $300. If an eligible flight for this route has a base ticket price of $250 plus $100 in taxes, fees and carrier surcharges (total cost of flight amounts to $350), then you will be required to redeem 20,000 points and will be charged $350; you will then receive a statement credit for $250 (the base ticket price).

If you decide to change this booking reservation for a new eligible flight with a higher base ticket price (such as $275), then in addition to all other applicable charges, you will also be required to pay an additional $25 (the difference between $250 and $275) even though the new base ticket price is below the $300 maximum base ticket price.

Example 2:

A select route requires a redemption of 20,000 points and the maximum base ticket price is $300. If an eligible flight for this route has a base ticket price of $350 plus $100 in taxes, fees and carrier surcharges (total cost of flight amounts to $450), then you will be required to redeem 20,000 points and will be charged $450; you will then receive a statement credit for $300 (the maximum base ticket price).

You are responsible for any additional charges as a result of any changes or cancellations to your booking. Subject to an airline’s policy, a change or cancellation may result in a credit to your Card account and/or a credit with the respective airline. In neither case will the points you redeemed for this flight be returned to you. Flight availability and prices of flights are subject to availability and set by the airlines. Eligible routes are based on the International Air Transport Association airport code classification.

If a transaction is eligible for participation in the American Express Installment Program and you also redeem points for that transaction, the Installment Program will take precedence and the credit will apply to your account in the regular course. This could result in you having a credit balance on your account. If you want to reduce the credit balance you can remove the transaction from the Installment Program. See Installment Program terms and conditions for details.

American Express can suspend or terminate the Fixed Points Travel Program at any time it deems necessary, and reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the flight grid above, at any time.

The Terms and Conditions of the American Express Membership Rewards Program will continue to apply. Visit membershiprewards.ca to view the full Membership Rewards Program Terms and Conditions. In the event of a conflict, these Terms and Conditions prevail for the Fixed Points Travel Program.

2. You can redeem Membership Rewards points for a statement credit towards an Eligible Purchase charged to an Eligible Card. You must redeem a minimum of 1,000 Points per redemption. Redemption rates may vary by Eligible Card. Statement credits on your Card Account should not exceed the aggregate amount of the Eligible Purchase(s) on your Eligible Card. You can register for online services to view your Eligible Purchases and to redeem online. Only Eligible Purchases posted to your Card Account during the last 3 months, up to 150 most recent Eligible Purchases will be displayed for redemption. If you wish to redeem points towards an Eligible Purchase within the last 12 months that is not displayed online, please contact us at the number listed on the back of your Card.

For full Membership Rewards Program Terms & Conditions, visit membershiprewards.ca or call 1-800-668-AMEX (2639). Small Business Cardmembers, please call 1-888-721-1046.

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