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Get a 25% American Airlines transfer bonus from various hotel loyalty schemes

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American Airlines is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer certain hotel points into AAdvantage.

If you have an American Airlines AAdvantage account, or are looking for a home for a large pile of hotel loyalty points you feel you may never use, this promotion may be of interest.

Until 31st May, American Airlines is offering a 25% bonus when you convert points from the following schemes:

Best Western (usually 5:1)

IHG (5:1)

Radisson (10:1)

Marriott (rate varies by quantity)

Starwood (1:1)

American Airlines 25% transfer bonus

Marriott’s ‘hotel and air’ Travel Packages are excluded – only straight transfers of Marriott Rewards points will get the bonus.

A 25% bonus is never enough to make a bad deal into a great deal, but if you had been thinking about topping up an American Airlines account then this is a decent option.

Key uses of AA miles include NO FUEL SURCHARGES on transatlantic flights as long as you are on an AA plane and their generous redemption rates (85,000 miles return in Business or 125,000 in First) from Europe to the Middle East on BA, Etihad (yes, they have an Etihad partnership) or a oneworld airline.

You MUST pre-register or you will not receive the bonus.  Full details and registration can be found on the American Airlines website here.