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New AAdvantage Points Purchase/Transfer Discount+Bonus Offer

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Received email todayom American Airlines with the following new points Purchase/Transfer offer:

Get 10% off + earn bonus miles when you buy or gift 15,000 or more American Airlines AAdvantage® miles.

This offer ends August 31, 2018.

Miles purchased Bonus miles + Discount
15,000 - 29,000 3,500 + 10% off
30,000 - 49,000 10,000 + 10% off
50,000 - 74,000 22,500 + 10% off
75,000 - 99,000 40,000 + 10% off
100,000 - 149,000 55,000 + 10% off
150,000 85,000 + 10% off
 

Mattg

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Not a bad deal.

I see that the processing charge has increased since last month by $5 to $35.
 

blaz

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It looks good ,especially the one way first class in Qantas, and I know a friend who has done this, and loved every minute of it. However ,the biggest issue is getting availability on the dates you prefer, and getting seats for two on the same flight. Does anyone know how hard or simple this is if you are booking 11+ months in advance?
 

Mattg

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It looks good ,especially the one way first class in Qantas, and I know a friend who has done this, and loved every minute of it. However ,the biggest issue is getting availability on the dates you prefer, and getting seats for two on the same flight. Does anyone know how hard or simple this is if you are booking 11+ months in advance?
You cannot book AAdvantage awards more than 11 months in advance. They simply do not release any seats until 330 days out. For QF premium awards, you'll have to wait until even closer to departure and there's no guarantee of seats being available - although first class availability is usually decent on routes like MEL-SIN.
 

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I note that the number of points SYD/HKG First Class is exactly the same a Business TSV/SYD + SYD/HKG First C;ass which makes the spend of 50,000 points per person even better. I had a look and availability for 2 people is good around Dec/Jan but when is it likely AA will do a better deal with 150,000 bonus points available instead of the current 100,000 ?
 

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I note that the number of points SYD/HKG First Class is exactly the same a Business TSV/SYD + SYD/HKG First C;ass which makes the spend of 50,000 points per person even better. I had a look and availability for 2 people is good around Dec/Jan but when is it likely AA will do a better deal with 150,000 bonus points available instead of the current 100,000 ?
With the seasonal SYD-HKG A380 offering First cabin this a a great deal if you can find availability. Alaska MP business class at 30K one-way is still the best value IMHO, if you can find availability. Alas, they don’t allow First awards on points with any other carrier than CX to HKG (not that CX flies F to Oz though).
 

MEL_Traveller

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I struggle to find good value with AA these days :( (nice when it was $1.10 US to the ozzie)
 

NZflygirl

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I note that the number of points SYD/HKG First Class is exactly the same a Business TSV/SYD + SYD/HKG First C;ass which makes the spend of 50,000 points per person even better. I had a look and availability for 2 people is good around Dec/Jan but when is it likely AA will do a better deal with 150,000 bonus points available instead of the current 100,000 ?
Looks like midyr June and Dec/Jan they’re down to USD1.72-7c. They have the offer history over on point hacks. I don’t think the current offer has been written up.
 

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