American Airlines has launched a new buy & gift AAdvantage miles campaign that is valid through August 2, 2019 and it offers attractive prices as it combines a 10% discount with bonuses.
American Airlines a while back upped the number of miles that you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. The account that buys or receives the miles must have been open for minimum of 30 days.
American AAdvantage has multiple mileage sales throughout the year and this is, so far, the best price they have been offering for 2019, though there are a bit more attractive deals for Thanksgiving / Cyber Monday around.
AAdvantage members can get 10% discount and earn up to 100,000 bonus miles during this sale.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
Here’s the discount schedule:
The price for one mile under this promotion is 1.72 US$ cent which is the lowest AA has been pushing them on the market. If you are playing with the thought of purchasing miles this would probably be a good time of doing so.
As I usually recommend with any mileage sale we publish here on LoyaltyLobby, there should be a definitive travel plan on the horizon before putting down $4,300 to buy a chunk of miles. If you buy the miles for a specific itinerary you have in mind I’d recommend calling American and check availability, possibly put something on hold. Mileage purchases are non-refundable and should the availability for the flights in question goes away the customer might be stuck with the miles and not be able to book anything for that moment unless very flexible.
Also I’d always check for current sales in First and Business Class before considering a mileage ticket. Premium fares have been very low the last year or so and could actually be a better alternative than investing into miles and booking a reward ticket.
These are the Terms & Conditions for the July Promotion:
To be eligible for a the bonus miles and/or discount AAdvantage members must purchase 11,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 7:00:00am CT on June 11, 2019 to 11:59:59pm CT on August 2, 2019. The prices shown include the discount. The discount applies to the AAdvantage miles purchased. The bonus miles earned are calculated based on each individual purchase amount and the corresponding bonus award. Bonus miles earned do not count toward the annual purchase limits. The applicable bonus miles are awarded to the recipient for Gift Miles transactions.
The miles purchased with the Buy Miles program and received with the Gift Miles program do not count towards AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Executive Platinum or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status qualification. Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. The miles successfully purchased or transferred usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing. Each AAdvantage member is limited to purchasing or receiving in a calendar year, a combined total of no more than 150,000 AAdvantage miles. Miles purchased through the Buy Miles program or received as a gift through the Gift Miles program count against this total. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary buyer/gifter and/or recipient, using the email address(es) associated with the AAdvantage account(s) and any additional email address provided. AAdvantage accounts less than 30 days old are not permitted to Buy or Gift Miles. The price of your purchase is in U.S. dollars. Your credit card company may add a currency conversion fee.