American offering up to a 30% bonus on shared miles through July 1, 2013

While not much of a “deal,” I still think it’s worth mentioning for anyone that needs to transfer miles between AAdvantage accounts. Through July 1, 2013, American is offering tiered bonuses on the sharing of miles. The thresholds are as follows:

American charges $20 per 1,000 shared miles for the first 5,000 miles, and then $10 per 1,000 shared miles for anything above that, with a maximum of 100,000 shared miles per year.

So for example transferring 50,000 miles would cost you $550, and net a bonus of 15,000 miles. That’s over three cents per mile so hardly a rate at which you’d want to “generate” miles. But if you need to share miles between AAdvantage accounts, this is certainly a promotion worth keeping in mind. It can be especially valuable if topping off an Executive Platinum account so that you can make redemptions with limited fees.

We’d need to see a 100% (or so) bonus for this to be worthwhile for proactive transfers…

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