American Airlines has launched new 25% hotel points to airline bonus miles campaign valid for conversions between April 28 – June 16, 2017.
American Airlines tends to run these offers twice a year and offer 20% to 25% conversion bonus.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
Here are the eligible hotel partners:
Best Western Rewards:
World of Hyatt
IHG Rewards Club
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)
AA lists Wyndham Rewards as participating hotel but then excludes is on the T&Cs.
I would say that generally it doesn’t make sense to convert hotel points to airline miles but there are cases when it does make sense.
You can buy (until Sunday nights) 30,000 Starpoints for $720 that after SPG and AA bonuses converts to 43,750 miles (essentially buying them at 1.65 cents each – cheaper than buying them directly from AA). You can read more about this soon expiring offer here.
I tend to use my Marriott Rewards points for Travel Packages (read more here) that has 7 night hotel stay and in case of AA 120,000 miles component. 270,000 Marriott Rewards points now would be enough to 150,000 AA miles (with the 25% bonus) + week at category 1 – 5 properties.
It may make sense to convert points from other programs as well if you have no better use for them.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
To qualify for this AAdvantage® 25% bonus mile offer, member must initiate the AAdvantage mileage conversions with participating eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants (“Hotel Partner(s)”) between 12:00 am Central time on April 28, 2017 and 11:59 pm Central time on June 15, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”), and must be in good standing in the AAdvantage program.
Members can convert multiple times with multiple Hotel Partners. Conversions for hotel and air packages from Hotel Partners are included for this offer. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers.
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 the participating Hotel Partner. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.
American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by Hotel Partners. American Airlines assumes no responsibility for how participating Hotel Partners count qualified conversions. You must check with the participating Hotel Partner to confirm what counts as a qualified conversion.
Additional terms may apply.