American Airlines Share Miles Discount

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American Airlines has a promotion for sharing miles and is charging lower starting price combined with up to 30% discount until March 31, 2013. You can access this offer here.

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Sorry, but these share miles offers makes absolutely no sense at all and are simply a money grab for American Airlines. Essentially, you are paying American Airlines just moving miles from your account to someone else’s account.

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The price of sharing 50K American Airlines miles is $385 + $30 processing fee. You might as well issue an award from your account to someone else and there is no fees for doing this.

Conclusion

The only reasonable share miles offer that I have seen was from US Airways last year. They doubled the number of miles shared and you ended up paying 1 cent for every new mile minted. That was the best mileage purchase offer last year.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

shareAAmiles® Terms and Conditions: Members must transfer 5,000-50,000 miles in a single transaction through the shareAAmiles® program beginning 12:00 am Central Time, March 4, 2013, until 11:59 pm Central Time, March 23, 2013, to be eligible for the discount. Transfers between 5,000 and 25,000 miles will receive a 20% discount off the mileage transfer cost. Transfers between 26,000 and 40,000 miles will receive a 25% discount off the mileage transfer cost. Transfers between 41,000 and 50,000 miles will receive a 30% discount off the mileage transfer cost. Discount applies only to mileage transfer cost and does not apply toward the $30 transaction processing charge. Please allow 72 hours for transferred AAdvantage® miles to post to the designated AAdvantage account. Transactions are nonreversible and nonrefundable. Members may transfer up to 100,000 AAdvantage miles (in increments of 1,000 – 50,000 AAdvantage miles) and receive up to 100,000 miles (in increments of 1,000 – 50,000 AAdvantage miles) per AAdvantage account, per calendar year. AAdvantage miles transferred do not count toward elite-status qualification or Million MilerSM status.

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