American Express customers will no longer be able to redeem rewards points for frequent-flyer miles on Continental Airlines through its "OnePass" program, starting Sept. 30, 2011. Amex also introduced new financial incentives for Platinum and Centurion card holders.
American Express credit-card customers have just been give notice: Card holders will no longer be able to redeem rewards points for frequent-flyer miles on Continental Airlines through its “OnePass” program, starting Sept. 30, 2011.
Currently, card holders enrolled in American Express’ “Membership Rewards” program can redeem points for frequent-flyer miles through Continental’s “OnePass” program. Platinum Card and Centurion card holders also receive complimentary access to the airline’s President’s Club lounges.
“While these changes will not take effect for quite some time, we are telling cardmembers now so that they have a year to convert any of their points to the OnePass program and can also learn more about other benefits and options available,” said Lynne Biggar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Membership Rewards, in a statement.
The company noted that card holders can continue to redeem points for travel on Continental through the Membership Rewards “Pay with Points” program.
American Express also said that it plans to introduce two new financial incentives for card holders with the Platinum Card and Centurion Card, starting Dec. 1, 2010: