American Airlines AAdvantage 25% Hotel Conversion Bonus (Select Programs)

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American Airlines is offering 25% hotel points conversion bonus from select programs to AAdvantage miles. The promotion is valid for conversions initiated between February 19 and March 31, 2014.

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There is no registration for this offer that is open for all. You can access AA’s web page for it here.

Note that the conversion bonus does not apply to conversions from the following programs: Starwood Preferred Guest, Hyatt Gold Passport, Melia Hotels, La Quinta Inns & Suites and Langham.

Also, AA has excluded Marriott travel packages from this conversion offer (would have been the best deal):

Conversions for hotel and air packages from eligible AAdvantage hotel participants are excluded from this offer.

Here’s the list of eligible conversion partners (compiled by AA):

Best Western International
5,000 Best Western Rewards® points = 1,000 AAdvantage miles
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Choice Hotels®
5,000 Choice Privileges® points = 1,000 AAdvantage miles
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Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands
10,000 Hilton HHonorsTM points = 1,500 AAdvantage miles
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InterContinental Hotels Group
10,000 IHG® Rewards Club points = 2,000 AAdvantage miles
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Marriott®
10,000 Marriott Reward points = 2,000 AAdvantage miles
20,000 Marriott Reward points = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
30,000 Marriott Reward points = 10,000 AAdvantage miles
70,000 Marriott Reward points = 25,000 AAdvantage miles
140,000 Marriott Reward points = 50,000 AAdvantage miles
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Carlson Rezidor Hotels
2,000 Club Carlson Gold Points = 200 AAdvantage miles
10,000 Club Carlson Gold Points = 1,000 AAdvantage miles
50,000 Club Carlson Gold Points = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
100,000 Club Carlson Gold Points = 10,000 AAdvantage miles
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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
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Conclusion

Had the conversion bonus also applied for Marriott Travel Packages or had it not been explicitly excluded, I would have issued at least one package with 120K mile component before the 25% bonus.

I made majority of my two million lifetime elite qualifying miles from Marriott Travel Package conversions before the partnership with AA soured (was re-established again last year) and. At the time, AA was offering conversion bonus that included these now excluded Travel Packages.

If you have ANY use for the hotel points listed above, I would NOT convert them to American Airlines AAdvantage miles, as you would lose most of the value. The only conversion that I could consider doing is to convert some IHG Rewards Club points to AA miles.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offer Terms and Conditions
To qualify for this AAdvantage bonus mile offer, member must initiate the AAdvantage mileage conversions with participating eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants between 12:00 a.m. CT February 19, 2014, and 11:59 p.m. CT March 31, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”), and be in good standing in the AAdvantage program. Members can convert multiple times with multiple hotel participants.

To earn the 25% conversion bonus, member must convert points from participating eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants. Conversions for hotel and air packages from eligible AAdvantage hotel participants are excluded from this offer. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.

Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to the qualifying AAdvantage member’s account within seven business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by the participating eligible hotel program participant. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.

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