How to Transfer Avios Points to American Airlines Miles

Convert Points and Miles How to Transfer Avios Points to American Airlines Miles

Transfer Avios Points to American Airlines and Get the Best Bargains

The COVID pandemic wreaked havoc on all industries and perhaps the worst hit was the travel industry. People could not travel due to restrictions, but the situation has since improved.

If you had accumulated points balances via your credit cards, well, good news for you! It is possible to transfer Avios points to American Airlines and enjoy lower redemption rates. 

British Avios is the name used for the points currency for the British Airways Executive Club loyalty program. You can transfer the Avios points yourself or rely on the world's first robot legal assistant to do the heavy lifting for you.

How Points and Miles Work

Points and miles serve as a currency you earn every time you shop or take a trip. These points later allow you to book free flights or book hotel stays by redeeming these points. You can swipe your credit cards and redeem the points and miles to exclude your purchase from your monthly credit card statement.

British Airways offers better value than American Airlines when you redeem for short flights. American Airlines asks for 7,500 AAdvantage miles for flights of up to 500 miles, so if you travel under 500 miles, you don't need to look for an alternative.

The lowest official AAdvantage redemption rate for over 500 miles is from 12,500 AAdvantage miles for domestic flights. You can get Avios points even without regularly flying these airlines.

Each program has a points-earning credit card for American-based travelers. You can transfer your points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Avios, Marriott Bonvoy, or American Express membership rewards.

The easiest way of racking up Avios is via the Avios-earning credit cards. Each of the program's credit cards has a welcome bonus:

CardWelcome Bonus
Aer Lingus Visa Signature CardEarn 100,000 Avios when you spend $5,000 on purchases within three months of account opening
British Airways Visa Signature CardEarn 100,000 Avios when you spend $5,000 on purchases within three months of account opening
Iberia Visa Signature CardEarn 100,000 Avios after spending $5,000 on purchases within three months from account opening

If you have enough value and can justify three fees annually, you can get all three cards if you choose.

Where Can I Transfer Avios Points?

You can transfer Avios points to either of three airline loyalty programs with a separate award chart. It is never a great idea to transfer your points between hotel and airline programs as you end up losing value during the transfer process.

An exception is the transfer of Avios at a ratio of 1:1 between Aer Lingus AerClub, Iberia Plus, and the British Airways Executive Club. These three loyalty programs use Avios to represent their mileage currency. Still, each has a separate chart determining how many Avios make a particular flight.

You can transfer Avios between these programs to book flights where you feel you get the best value. You can collect all your points in a single program or top off a single account.

How to Transfer Avios Points to Transfer Partners

British Airways is a Oneworld Alliance member and has its partners, including but not limited to:

  • American Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Japan Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airlines
  • Qantas

Here is how to transfer your Avios points to transfer partners:

  1. Navigate to the British Airways Executive Club website
  2. Log in to your account or create a new one
  3. Enter your flight route, your travel date, number of travelers, and the travel class
  4. Select flights with award availability
  5. Transfer the required points from your credit card if necessary
  6. Fill out your details
  7. Make the payment

How Much Are Avios Points Worth?

An Avios point is worth 0.38p when you spend on a one-way economy flight and 0.89p when you spend it on a first-class return flight.

An Avios point on average is worth 0.045p depending on where you spend it. Of course, you get the best deals when dealing with partner airlines.

How to Transfer Avios Points to American Airlines on Your Own

The transfer of Avios points needs you to be keen and pay attention to detail. You have to scour the internet, making comparisons to get the best deal.

Navigate to book a rewards flight on the British Airways website. Check for the available flights in the "Book with Avios" section and pick the flight you want. Flights operating as the site indicates partner airlines.

You can earn Avios in different ways, even on partner and alliance airlines flights. The rating depends on the airline flown, the trip length, cabin booked, and your tier level on the Executive Club.

The process can be pretty tedious and time-consuming, and you'd be better off using an app like DoNotPay to do it on your behalf.

How DoNotPay Can Help

DoNotPay can help you find the best options if you have airline points, depending on how much the points are worth and the available rewards program.

DoNotPay can help you find the best deal via third-party vendors if you wish to sell your points. We can also help you to check your points balance automatically.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Search "points" or "rewards" on DoNotPay, and select the rewards program you're a part of / the type of points you have.

     

  2. Choose whether you want to check your points balance, transfer your points, or sell them for cash.

     

  3. If you selected one of the first two options, DoNotPay can check your points balance or transfer your points for you. Otherwise, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.

     

If you want to sell your points, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors. Lastly, we can also help you check your latest points balance automatically!

Why Use DoNotPay to Transfer Your Avios Points

You are sure to find numerous testimonials from people who have used DoNotPay in the past. sing DoNotPay has several advantages:

  • Fast: DoNotPay helps you find the best rates and deals much faster than a manual search.
  • Easy: Follow a few easy and simple steps, and DoNotPay does the rest.
  • Successful: We ensure we find you the best deals and save you as much money as possible.

DoNotPay Works Across All Companies, Entities, and Groups With the Click of a Button

DoNotPay is not limited to transferring Avios points to American Airlines. DoNotPay can help you transfer Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, and Chase Ultimate rewards points.

DoNotPay can also assist you in selling hotel rewards points and airline mileage such as Delta SkyMiles and United Miles

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