American Airlines AAdvantage SPG Transfer 20 percent Bonus miles

AAdvantage SPG transfer – one of our most popular travel hacks!

Regular readers will know Starwood SPG and American Airlines AAdvantage are two of our favourite loyalty programs.

Starwood Preferred Guest SPG Starpoints are often considered one of the best ‘currencies’ in the travel hacking/loyalty program game, because of their transfer values.

In this current promotion, American Airlines are offering a massive 20% bonus on any SPG Starpoints transferred into American Airlines AAdvantage before 14th September 2016.

AAdvantage SPG Transfer Bonus

However, don’t forget what really makes SPG Starpoints worth transferring – for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred, SPG will add a bonus 5,000 miles.

So, if you were to transfer 20,000 Starpoints into AAdvantage, you would get a bonus 5,000 and then 20% on top of that. So in one transaction, you will send 20,000 Starpoints and get 30,000 AAdvantage miles.

Why should I transfer into AAdvantage from SPG?

With miles from AAdvantage, you can book British Airways, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. One of the best redemptions for Dubai and UAE is the Etihad Airways Business and First Class. For example,  for around 62,500 AAdvantage miles you can fly in the A380 First Class Apartment (Abu Dhabi AUH to London Heathrow LHR).



American Airlines AAdvantage SPG Transfer 20 percent Bonus

American Airlines AAdvantage SPG Transfer 20 percent Bonus:


AAdvantage SPG Transfer Bonus – one idea for Dubai


If you’re lucky enough to have the Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest World MasterCard, you could already be sitting on a heap of Starpoints.

With a sign-up bonus of 35,000 Starpoints, bear in mind you should only need 42,500 AAdvantage Miles for a one way business class to the UK on Qatar or Etihad.

Doing the maths on this AAdvantage SPG transfer:-

  • 35,000 Starpoints transferred would earn 5,000 bonus (for the 20,000 batch) to make 40,000 AAdvantage miles.
  • 20% bonus added to 40,000 would then make a total of 48,000 miles.

Will you be transferring SPG Starpoints into AAdvantage? Have you redeemed AAdvantage for Business or First Class flights before? We’d love to hear your thoughts, experiences and questions – just use the comments form below!