American Airlines has launched new AAdvantage conversion promotion for getting SPG members to convert their Starpoints to miles.
Members that convert Starpoints to AAdvantage miles between August 1 – September 14, 2016 (both dates inclusive) can earn 20% bonus.
You can access this offer on American’s website here.
Note that this 20% bonus is in top of the bonus that SPG gives for moving 20,000 Starpoints at a time. When you convert 20,000 Starpoints to miles, SPG gives an additional 5,000 miles bonus. The transfer of 20,000 Starpoints to miles thus is 25,000 with most airline partners.
Under this American Airlines conversion bonus you earn 30,000 AAdvantage miles for every 20,000 Starpoints converted ((20,000 + 5,000)*1.2).
It is usually the best time to convert hotel points to airline miles when there is an additional bonus offered. I’ll pass on this offer because generally Starpoints are move valuable than AA miles even at this 2:3 ratio.
Here are the terms and conditions:
AAdvantage® bonus mile offer terms and conditions
To qualify for this AAdvantage® bonus mile offer, member must initiate the AAdvantage® mileage conversions with the Starwood Preferred Guest®program between 12:00 a.m. Central time August 1, 2016 and 11:59 p.m. Central time September 14, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”), and be in good standing in the AAdvantage® program. Members can convert multiple times during the Promotion Period.
To earn the 20% conversion bonus, member must convert points from the Starwood Preferred Guest program. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.
Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to the qualifying AAdvantage® member’s account within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by Starwood Preferred Guest. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.
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Starwood Preferred Guest transfer to miles terms and conditions
Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer up to 79,999 of their Starpoints® per transaction per program within a 24-hour period to the American Airlines AAdvantage® program. Plus, for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, Starwood will automatically add another 5,000 Starpoints! This means that up to 94,999 Starpoints can be transferred into your AAdvantage® account, making a free flight that much closer. Please keep in mind that only one airline transfer transaction per member, per airline program, is permitted within a 24-hour period. Additionally the name must be the same on both accounts.
There is no minimum Starpoint transfer requirement for Platinum members. Gold members have a minimum transfer requirement of 1,500 Starpoints, and Preferred members have a minimum transfer requirement of 2,500 Starpoints.
Transfer maximums are based on a combination of member Starpoints and the Starwood Preferred Guest airline transfer transaction bonus. Only one airline transfer transaction per member per program per 24 hour period is allowed; multiple transfer transactions within the same 24 hour period will reject. Both the Starwood Preferred Guest and airline frequent flyer program accounts must have identical member names in order to complete this request; different names will cause the transfer to reject. Airline transfers are one-way, non-reversible, and non-refundable.