There are two good reasons why you may be considering building up some American Airlines miles at the moment:
AA still awards 100% of miles flown when you credit economy BA flights, compared to just 25% of miles flown if you credit to Avios
The pros and cons of collecting AA miles are discussed in the two articles I link to above.
If you did either of the above and wanted to top up your American Airlines miles, here is a good opportunity.
Between July 1st and August 7th, you will receive a 20% bonus on conversions of Starwood Preferred Guest (Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, W etc) hotel points to American Airlines.
This is on top of the 25% bonus that Starwood gives to any airline transfer of 20,000 points or more.
This means that, for example:
10,000 Starwood points will get you 10,000 American miles
20,000 Starwood points will get you 30,000 American miles
The bonus is valid for multiple transfers during the promotional period. No registration is required.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (June 2022)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (30,000 bonus Amex points – SPECIAL OFFER TO 19TH JULY)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)