American Airlines has copied BA’s popular promotion and is offering a 25% bonus when you convert your hotel points into American Airlines miles.
The important thing to note is that not all hotel schemes are included. Most importantly, Starwood Preferred Guest is excluded.
The hotel loyalty schemes participating are:
Best Western Rewards
IHG Rewards Club
Marriott Rewards (excluding ‘travel package’ redemptions)
The deadline for transferring your points is 31st March. The bonus applies to all transfers during the period, not just the first one.
None of these hotel schemes has a generous conversion rate to airline miles, and a 25% bonus will not change that. However, if you want to empty out some small hotel balances, or need to top off your American Airlines account, it is a better deal than usual.
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)