AA has emailed me with details of a Summer discount for buying AAdvantage miles.
The discount goes from 10% if you buy 5,000 up to 25% if you buy 40,000. The link is here.
Frankly, it is not the most exciting offer they have ever run, but if you needed to get a few AA miles to reach a certain award redemption then this is better than nothing.
If you look at it another way, getting a 25% discount on the price is the same as getting a 33% bonus!
How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards (June 2021)
American Airlines no longer has its own UK credit card.
There are, however, still ways of earning American Airlines miles from UK credit cards.
The best route is via Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty points convert to American Airlines miles at the rate of 3:1. You receive an additional 5,000 miles bonus if you convert 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at once.
The best way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points is via the official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. It comes with 20,000 points for signing up and 2 points for every £1 you spend.
At 2 Bonvoy points per £1, you are earning (at 3:1) 0.66 American Airlines miles per £1 spent on the card. This will increase to 0.83 AA miles per £1 if you convert Bonvoy points in chunks of 60,000 points.
You can apply here.