American Express and Varig Airlines of Brazil have fused their reward programs-Membership Rewards and Smiles.

Brazilian and Argentine American Express card members-who are also enrolled in the membership rewards program-will earn both Membership Rewards and Smiles miles when they purchase tickets for travel on Varig or its affiliated airlines.

Affiliated airlines include Rio-Sul, Nordeste and Pluna airlines.

Membership Rewards points can be transferred to the Smiles program after April 1997.

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