Earn a Bonus of 25 Percent When You Convert Hotel Points to AAdvantage Miles

You can earn a bonus of 25 percent on each conversion of points from several frequent guest loyalty programs to American Airlines AAdvantage miles through Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time — and you can convert points to AAdvantage miles multiple times during the promotion period.

Earn a Bonus of 25 Percent When You Convert Hotel Points to AAdvantage Miles

To qualify for this offer — which is not transferable and cannot be reversed, as airline transfers are one-way and cannot be refunded or reversed — you must initiate the AAdvantage mileage conversions with the participating frequent guest loyalty program and be in good standing in the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program. You may convert your frequent guest loyalty program points into AAdvantage miles multiple times during the promotion period.

The participating frequent guest loyalty programs and their conversion rates are as follows:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Amount of Best Western Rewards Points Converted Amount of AAdvantage Miles Bonus Amount of AAdvantage Miles Total AAdvantage Miles After Conversion
5,000 1,000 +250 1,250

InterContinental Hotels Group

Amount of IHG Rewards Club Points Converted Amount of AAdvantage Miles Bonus Amount of AAdvantage Miles Total AAdvantage Miles After Conversion
10,000 2,000 +500 2,500

Marriott International, Incorporated

Amount of Marriott Rewards Points Converted Amount of AAdvantage Miles Bonus Amount of AAdvantage Miles Total AAdvantage Miles After Conversion
10,000 2,000 +500 2,500
20,000 5,000 +1,250 6,250
30,000 10,000 +2,500 12,500
70,000 25,000 +6,250 31,250
140,000 50,000 +12,500 62,500

Radisson Hotel Group

Amount of Radisson Rewards Points Converted Amount of AAdvantage Miles Bonus Amount of AAdvantage Miles Total AAdvantage Miles After Conversion
2,000 200 +50 250
10,000 1,000 +250 1,250
50,000 5,000 +1,250 6,250
100,000 10,000 +2,500 12,500

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Amount of Starpoints Converted Amount of AAdvantage Miles Bonus Amount of AAdvantage Miles Total AAdvantage Miles After Conversion
2,500 2,500 +625 3,125

Remember that for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, you will earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints.

Other Frequent Guest Loyalty Programs

Although the bonus offer of 25 percent is not available at this time for the following frequent guest loyalty programs, you can still convert points to AAdvantage miles:

  • Choice Hotels
    • 5,000 Choice Privileges points = 1,000 AAdvantage miles
  • Hilton
    • 10,000 Hilton Honors points = 1,500 AAdvantage miles
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
    • 5,000 World of Hyatt points = 2,000 AAdvantage miles
  • Wyndham Hotel Group
    • 6,000 Wyndham Rewards points = 1,200 AAdvantage miles
    • 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points = 3,200 AAdvantage miles
    • 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points = 6,000 AAdvantage miles

Select Terms and Conditions

Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to your qualifying AAdvantage account within seven business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by the participating frequent travel loyalty program. Bonus AAdvantage miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.

Your name must be identical on both accounts in order to complete the transfer request, as different names will cause the transfer to be rejected.

Points converted to AAdvantage miles as part of a travel package do not qualify for this promotion.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the participating frequent guest loyalty programs and of the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program — apply.

Summary

You could have scored a bonus of 30 percent if you had participated in similar promotions specifically for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest; but those promotions were only in effect last year. With a bonus of 25 percent, this promotion is not as good; but it does include three other participating frequent guest loyalty programs.

If you are looking for a quick way to build up AAdvantage miles in your account and you value them more than frequent guest loyalty program points, then this promotion could be a good deal for you…

…but because I value frequent guest loyalty program points more than AAdvantage miles, I do not intend to participate in this offer.

Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

One thought on “Earn a Bonus of 25 Percent When You Convert Hotel Points to AAdvantage Miles”

  1. DaninMCI says:

    It seems that you can’t really stack the spg 2500 and 20000 bonuses beyond one 2500 25% transaction. In other words if you transfer 20000 you’d get 5000 bonus like usual but you’d only get this additional bonus on one 2500 transaction.
    In other words i assume if you did 20000 you’d end up with 25625 not 30000.

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