Just a quick update to say that if you got the American Airlines credit card with the amazing (given the card is free) 35,000 American Airlines miles sign-up bonus, your miles should post OK.
My first statement month just ended. I spent the necessary £5,000 to trigger the full bonus by pre-paying my July tax bill.
And my statement shows:
AADVANTAGE MILES SUMMARY
AMEX MILES | 836
VISA MILES | 3,264
BONUS MILES | 35,000
ADJUSTED MILES | 0
TOTAL MILES | 39,100
Which is nice.
Hopefully they will arrive safely at my AA account over the next day or so.
The card is still open for applications for this bonus until 31st May. Remember that you need to spend £5,000 within 6 months to trigger the full bonus, though.
Now I need to hope that award space opens up for a New York to London day in July. I am currently booked on BA via Avios with a chunky taxes bill, whilst an AA rebooking would see the taxes fall to almost nothing.
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.