Just a quick head up that May 31st is the last day to apply for the American Airlines credit cards with the whopping 35,000 AAdvantage miles sign-up bonus.
This is the best sign-up deal I have ever seen for a free airline credit card. The only issue is the £5,000 spend required to trigger the bonus, albeit you have 6 months to achieve it.
Full details on the card can be found in my original article here. And, to whet your appetite, here is an example of what you could with your bonus miles.
More prosaicly, American Airlines miles can also be used to book British Airways flights – as both are in the oneworld alliance – although you cannot add your AA miles directly to your Avios.
How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards (September 2022)
American Airlines no longer has its own UK credit card.
There is, however, still a way to earn American Airlines miles from a UK credit card.
The 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.