Can You Transfer Miles to American Airlines?

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Can You Transfer Miles to American Airlines?

American Airlines offers a free AAdvantage loyalty program that rewards members for air travel and other purchases, including dining and online shopping. You can redeem, transfer or sell the miles and points and get the most out of them.

Although you cannot directly , you can use other airlines' miles to book an award seat on an American airline, provided they are within the same alliance. You can also credit your flights from several partner airlines to American Airlines. This allows you to consolidate all the miles you earn into one account (American Airlines).

It is important to note, although you can't move miles from one airline to another, you can transfer your miles from one account to another member account. If you are looking for an easy way to check, transfer or sell your miles, DoNotPay has you covered.

DoNotPay can guide you through the best options you have depending on your rewards program and how much each point will be worth monetarily. We will also help you transfer your points or sell them for cash.

How to Earn American Airline Miles

American Airlines is one of the biggest global airlines flying to over 350 destinations in 50 countries. It is also the founding member of Oneworld that provides opportunities for passengers to fly to over 1000 destinations worldwide. There are several ways to earn , and many of them don't require flying.

These include:

  • Earn miles via credit card welcome bonuses, for example, the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite MasterCard® allows you to earn 60,000 bonus miles in your first purchase
  • Use credit card bonus categories that allow you to accumulate AAdvantage miles when you swipe your card
  • Transfer points to American Airlines from Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn American Airlines miles by flying
  • Shop on the American Airlines' eShopping mall

Where Can I Transfer American Airline Points?

As mentioned earlier, although you can't transfer your American Airlines points to another airline, you can move your points from one account to another member account. The following are some places to transfer your points to:

  • Transfer from your account to that of a friend or a loved one and help them reach their award level.
  • Reward your employees or customers by transferring your points to their account
  • Contribute to a worthy cause by transferring your points to charitable organizations.

How to Transfer Airline Points to Partners on Your Own

Pooling miles is an efficient way to maximize your buying power. If you have a few unused miles, you should consider transferring them to a loved one, friend, or even an employee to boost their award level.

There are several frequent flyers and credit card rewards programs that allow you to transfer points to other members. However, each program has its own terms and conditions.

For example, transferring miles between American Airlines' AAdvantage accounts costs 1.25 cents per mile. The accounts must be at least 30 days old, and there is usually a 200,000-mile maximum per year.

The following are the steps to move AAdvantage miles from one account to another:

  1. Log in to your account and navigate to the Buy, gift, and Transfer Miles section.
  2. Fill out the transfer miles details, including your name, and account details.
  3. Select the number of miles you want to transfer and fill in the account details of the recipient.
  4. Pay the Fees to apply to complete the transaction.
  5. Wait for 24 hours to finalize the transaction.

Here are how AAdvantage miles compare to other travel partners:

Hotel/AirlinePoint Value (Cents)
Air Canada Aeroplan1.9
Air France / KLM Flying Blue1.4
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan1.1
Asia Miles1.2
American Airlines AAdvantage1.2
ANA Mileage Club2
Best Western Rewards0.7
British Airways Avios0.8
Delta Airlines SkyMiles1.3
Emirates Skywards1
Frontier Miles0.7
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles1
Hilton Honors0.5
IHG Rewards0.8
Marriott Bonvoy0.7
Turkish Miles & Smiles1.3
Radisson Rewards0.6
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards1.4
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1
Spirit Airlines Free Spirit1.1
United Airlines MileagePlus1
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1.1
Wyndham Rewards0.9

Undeniably, the DIY method to transfer your points from one AAdvantage account to another is tedious and frustrating. DoNotPay can help ease this process. DoNotPay can check your points balance or transfer your points for you in just a few simple steps.

Let DoNotPay Help You Transfer Your American Airline Points

Follow the steps outlined below 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.

By following these 3 steps, transferring your points from Southwest to Marriott can be done quickly and easily.

For example, if you are a Marriott Rewards member, you can transfer your points to airline miles or find discounted hotel rates to redeem the best value. 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!

Sell Your American Airline Miles

You can sell your American airline miles for cash if you find your earned miles difficult to use. There are several miles brokers who buy the miles to enable other clients to book flights using them.

On average, American Airlines' value is 1.27 cents per mile. If you have 10,000 American Airlines miles, it roughly equates to $127. Ideally, American Airlines miles are worth the same value as the average airline miles, currently worth around 1.3 cents each.

DoNotPay makes it easy and hassle-free to sell your American Airlines miles. We will leverage our top-notch products to help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.

Why Use DoNotPay

Whether you want to check your points, sell your miles, or transfer your miles to another member account, DoNotPay is here to help. Other than American Airlines, here are some of the institutions DoNotPay can work with:


We can guide you through the best options you have depending on your rewards program. Contact us today to learn more.

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