What is the most economical way to use these AMEX points? Find airline and points required first? Can points be direcvtly transferred to this airline directly? If not why is AMEX travel (via points) so expensive? Any suggestions?
You can transfer points directly to several airlines, and many people feel that is the most valuable way to use them. However, I suspect the hosts of this community would rather this discussion be held elsewhere.
Totally agree with srdshelly2 on the way to use those miles but also on the fact, that this is a travel community site from Barclays and has absolutely nothing to do with Amex. Maybe you should raise this question at Amex’s customer service...
I've found purchasing travel (airbnb/flights/car rentals/etc) and then using the points to pay at a later date is the ideal way to get your moneys worth.