Continental’s partnership with American Express Membership Rewards will end on September 30, 2011, so this is your last chance to convert Membership Rewards points into miles for OnePass rewards.
The Continental OnePass program will formally end on December 31, 2011, followed by a wind-down period during the first quarter of 2012.
Following the wind-down period, they will replace your OnePass reward miles with an equivalent grant of MileagePlus award miles.
Continental’s participation in the American Express Airport Club Access program is also ending, so you can only use your Platinum or Centurion card to visit Presidents Club lounges through September 30, 2011.
You only have through this Friday, September 30, 2011, to Transfer Your Membership Rewards Points into Your OnePass Account.
Transfers are available to American Express card members who are enrolled in the Membership Rewards program or the Membership Rewards First program, but card members who are enrolled in the Membership Rewards Express program are not eligible for point transfers.
In early 2012 when the Continental OnePass and United MileagePlus programs merge, MileagePlus miles can expire after 18 months for inactive accounts.
Membership Rewards points have no expiration date, and when you use Pay with Points to book travel through American Express Travel, you can fly Continental and United Airlines with no blackout dates or seat restrictions, even after September 30, 2011.
Take advantage of your last chance to transfer Membership Rewards points to your Continental OnePass account.
You may also want to sign up for the Continental Airlines Bonus Miles Card while it’s still available to earn free flights on Continental Airlines.
After September 30, 2011, you will no longer be able to transfer Membership Rewards points into Continental OnePass frequent flier accounts.