Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
American Airlines offers a new 25% bonus for converting hotel points into AAdvantage through June 15, 2017. Eligible hotel programs include:
Starwood points are obviously the best for this conversion. Not just because it gives you a 1:1 conversion ratio, but also because you’ll get this 25% bonus on top of the standard SPG 5,000-mile bonus for transferring 20,000 Starwood points.
Normally, converting Starwood points in 20,000 increments to any SPG participating airline program yields an additional 5,000-mile bonus, so for 20,000 Starwood points you’ll get 25,000 miles. If you convert 40,000 Starwood points, you’ll get 50,000 miles, and for 60,000 Starwood points, you’ll get 75,000 miles.
If you add the 25% AAdvantage bonus, this what you get:
Remember, however, that there is a limit of how many bonus miles you can receive from the SPG transfer in a 24-hour period.
Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer up to 79,999 of their Starpoints® per transaction per program within a 24-hour period to the frequent flyer programs listed below. Plus, for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, Starwood will automatically add another 5,000 Starpoints! This means that up to 94,999 Starpoints can be transferred into your frequent flyer account.
So, don’t transfer more than 60,000 Starwood points in a single 24-hour period. Read more about transferring Starwood points to airline programs here.
If you convert Marriott points directly to AAdvantage, your best conversion ratio will be 2.24 points for a mile (for 70,000 or 140,000 points). However, if you transfer Marriott points to Starwood at 3:1 first and then convert to AAdvantage, you can get a ratio of 1.92 Marriott points for an AAdvantage mile, but only if you transfer Marriott points in 120,000-point increments.
It works like this:
You can convert Hyatt points to AAdvantage at a respectable 2:1 ratio, but the Hyatt points are extremely valuable and hard to get.
Other programs offer terrible conversion values, and we wouldn’t recommend using this offer unless you need to top up your AAdvantage account for an award ticket you already have in mind.
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