American Airlines is running a promotion where if you transfer points from a hotel loyalty program to American Airlines you’ll receive a 25% bonus. This promotion runs through Oct. 30, 2019 and applies to many hotel transfers:
**Transfers from Hilton Honors, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, and Wyndham Rewards do not get the 25% bonus for whatever reason!
Unfortunately, with no more Starwood program around and the Marriott’s Hotel + Air packages devalued, there is no great opportunity to get a good value. For me personally, this transfer option is best for orphaned points in another program where you weren’t going to redeem them for a free night anyways or for those who fly business and first class and get some amazing redemption values when redeeming points. Also, for those of you who are looking to wipe out your Marriott points, this could be a good opportunity.
While any promotion is a great opportunity to maximize miles, this might be a promotion that most of you sit out these days.