We quickly want to remind our readers that it’s the last call to take advantage of the hotel points to AAdvantage miles conversion bonus (25%) which is offered for five hotel partners until May 31st.
You can access and register for this offer on AA’s website here.
Note that Travel Package conversion from Marriott Rewards are officially (explicitly per the T&C) excluded from the bonuses and I would imagine that they have a way to detect those though you never know.
This is the participating partner chart on which I marked Marriott and SPG as the only two partners that make somewhat sense to me:
If you have a specific flight award in mind it might sense to transfer hotel points especially since SPG Hotel awards are pretty expensive and with the upcoming merger to Marriott maybe some folks would love to reduce their stack of SPG points a little bit.
Unfortunately the Marriott travel packages are officially excluded with American. United still allows them when offering bonuses for hotel points to airline miles conversions.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
From April 15, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Central Time through May 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time (“the Promotion Period”), AAdvantage® members must preregister at [website] and opt in to receive marketing communications for the opportunity to receive bonus American Airlines AAdvantage® miles (“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)”) during the Promotion Period, must provide their AAdvantage® number, and must be in good standing in the AAdvantage® program.
Members can convert multiple times with multiple Hotel Partners to earn bonus points. Conversions for hotel and air packages from Hotel Partners are not included for this offer. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers. Conversions that take place before a member is registered for the offer will not count toward the offer.
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. If a Hotel Partner reverses an award of miles pursuant to the terms and conditions applicable for transacting with that Hotel Partner, American Airlines reserves the right to adjust the bonus miles awarded to the member under this Offer.
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. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months’ notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. For complete AAdvantage® program details, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage. Individuals who are not AAdvantage® members may join at no cost online at www.aa.com/enroll or by calling the AAdvantage® membership desk at 1-800-882-8880.