Transfer Deal: Transfer Marriott Points to American Airlines with 30% Bonus

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Written by Charlie

This new transfer bonus from AA sounds good but the regular Marriott packages are better.

This week, I wrote about how AA had extended the transfer bonus on SPG points. I also mentioned how there was a better option available if you were transferring in higher point numbers. That was to transfer SPG points to Marriott and then transfer Marriott points using the Hotel + Air packages. Well, now you can earn a bonus on that as well!

Transfer Marriott Points to American Airlines with 30% Bonus

Link: Transfer Marriott Points to American Airlines with 30% Bonus

  • To qualify for this AAdvantage® bonus mile offer, member must initiate the AAdvantage® mileage conversions with the Marriott Rewards® program between 12:00 a.m. CST, October 21, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. CST, December 5, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”), and be in good standing in the AAdvantage® program.
  • Members can convert multiple times during the Promotion Period.
  • To earn the 30% conversion bonus, member must convert points from the Marriott Rewards program. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.
  • Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to the qualifying AAdvantage® member’s account within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by Marriott Rewards. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.

The AA chart showing conversion rates for various mileage transfers

Important Edit: Thanks to a reader comment below for pointing this part out (not sure how I missed it!): Travel Packages: Points converted to AAdvantage miles as part of a Marriott Rewards/AAdvantage travel package do not qualify for this promotion. While the Marriott Hotel + Air package is a “travel” package, I am not sure if AA actually receives it coded differently than a regular mileage transfer. So, until I have some data points, I would suggest not transferring points through a Hotel + Air package for the sole reason of taking advantage of this transfer bonus. To find out more about the Hotel + Air package, check this post.


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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.