American Airlines is offering a 25% transfer bonus for members who swap their hotel loyalty points to their AAdvantage account. Here is what you need to know about the offer, including which hotels are participating.
Earn a 25% Transfer Bonus with Select Hotel Loyalty Programs
American Airlines has a new bonus offer for AAdvantage members who also belong to select hotel loyalty programs. Members can earn a 25% bonus when transferring points from World of Hyatt or IHG Rewards to their AAdvantage account.
This limited-time offer from American Airlines does not require registration before taking part. Instead, AAdvantage members can log in and transfer hotel loyalty points to AAdvantage miles as they usually would and still receive the bonus.
Hotel points must be transferred at their standard rates (i.e., in increments of 1,000) from either IHG Rewards or World of Hyatt to AAdvantage. Moving 5,000 World of Hyatt points, for instance, earns 2,000 miles; 10,000 IHG points is also equal to 2,000 AAdvantage miles.
The offer is valid through October 31, 2020.
Should You Consider Transferring Hotel Points to Airline Miles?
So, is this offer worth the move? According to many points experts, the answer is “no.” The value of IHG Rewards points is so far below AAdvantage miles that unless a member really wants to reach a certain level for a free flight, it just isn’t worth it.
Those who are loyal to American Airlines will find a better value with Hyatt points. Both AAdvantage miles and World of Hyatt points have a similar value. Transferring Hyatt points for a 25% bonus may make sense in this regard, but only for those looking to boost their airline miles quickly.
Check out our comprehensive American Airlines’ AAdvantage Program Guide for more information on the best transfer values and award options.
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