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Up to 100% Bonus Miles on American Airlines Miles Purchased, and Processing Fee Removed (Normally US $35)


(Found via AFF)

The current American Airlines promotion offers up to 100% bonus miles.

Here are the latest offered deals:

  • Buy 2,000 to 9,000 AAdvantage miles and receive 50% bonus miles
  • Buy 10,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles and receive 70% bonus miles
  • Buy 50,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles and receive 80% bonus miles
  • Buy 150,000 AAdvantage miles (maximum) and receive 100% bonus miles

You can redeem AAdvantage miles on any other Oneworld airline. This includes Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Finnair and Qatar Airways, and partner airlines of AA.

The minimum purchase is 2,000 miles. Let's do some maths:

Qantas First Class between Australia and Asia cost 50,000 miles one-way (incl Sydney-Hong Kong)

If you were to purchase the maximum miles, you would receive 300,000 AAdvantage miles (including 150,000 bonus miles) for a cost of USD4,794.50.

So that's 6 first class tickets to Hong Kong. Or whatever else you wanted to spend it on.

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closed Comments

  • +5 votes

    Good value, but a risky purchase. If AA go under, these will be lost.

    Personally, wouldn't encourage anybody to be buying points / gift cards etc in these times


    Good deal, but they were asking for a $USD12bn bailout.

  • +6 votes

    The larger problem is the dismal AUD/USD rate.
    You also need to factor in the taxes on the value of your trips.

    • +2 votes

      100% agreed - with the value of our dollar this is not actually as good a deal as it seems - otherwise I'd be all over this normally.


      Agree with you re FX rate being unbelievably shocking right now, but taxes and fees are usually very minimal using AA miles (particularly compared to QF redemptions).

      If you're finding the $ component of an AA miles redemption high, try alternate ports if suitable for your itinerary (e.g. LHR has insanely high airport fees but LGW or even CDG can be a good cheaper alternative to investigate).


        I actually did some calculations and our FX actually makes this deal the same as their last discount (roughly) - if not slightly worse. If you're flush with cash, I won't ever stop anyone going with this.

        Otherwise, wait.

  • +1 vote

    I just burnt through all my Qantas points, and Qantas is one of the better positioned airlines to ride through this.

    (Btw, Qantas is actually limiting to 2 units per item each day, and the higher value ($100) gift cards was removed)

    FF point are not cash in the bank, there is no government guarantee and what not. If they go belly up, its gone. Especially when these points would probably be considered unsecured creditors, if that.