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American Airlines Is Running A Share Miles Promo

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Written by Charlie

If you need to transfer AA miles to another account, here is a promo that can save you some money on that transfer.

In addition to the Buy Miles promo, AA is also running a share miles promo. This is helpful if you need to transfer some miles to another account but not good for everyone!

American Airlines Is Running a Share Miles Promo

Share Miles promo

Link: Share Miles Promo

AA Promo Details

  • AAdvantage members must complete a share transaction of at least 6,000 miles beginning 12:00am CT September 25, 2017 to 11:59:59pm CT September 30, 2017 to be eligible for a discount.
  • The applicable discount applied is shown beside each mileage increment in the mileage selection drop-down box
  • The discount applies to the mileage transfer cost and does not apply toward the $15 transaction processing charge.

The discount is based on the number of miles transferred and looks like this:

  • Transfer 6,000 – 25,000 miles | 25% Discount
  • Transfer 26,000 – 50,000 miles | 35% Discount

In addition to the fee, you will also have an additional $15 fee but no taxes.

Also, if you use your AA card, you will earn an extra bonus mile for the purchase since AA processes the purchase directly.

What Good Is This?

For most people, it will not make a lot of sense. After all, you are paying for miles you already have – and not getting any bonus miles for it! This is a far cry from the old US Airways 100% transfer bonus for sure! 🙂

But, it can make sense for some people to transfer using this promo. If you have someone that is an Executive Platinum, you could transfer miles to their account to book awards without paying a cancellation fee. You would need to cancel and rebook a lot to make this worthwhile over just paying the fee yourself, though!

It could also make sense if you have an account in the family without enough miles to do anything substantial. It may be a good move to transfer those miles to another account so you could have more award potential. You will need to do the math to see if makes sense.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.