How to Transfer American Airlines® Miles

The AAdvantage® program can help you make the most of your travel. You can earn miles when you fly with participating airlines and book car rentals, hotel stays, vacation packages, cruises and dining experiences with participating partners. There are also AAdvantage® credit cards that let you earn miles on everyday purchases.

Members can redeem AAdvantage® miles for things like flights, cabin upgrades, car rentals, hotel stays and complete vacation packages. You can also transfer points to another member. Here’s your guide to transferring your AAdvantage® miles. 

Reasons to transfer AAdvantage® miles

Here are a few situations when transferring miles can make sense:

  • To book award travel: If you don’t have enough miles to redeem for a flight award or other award on your own, it may make sense to pool AAdvantage® miles with another member. Transferring miles can help you save on a trip if you will then have enough to redeem for a flight, hotel, car rental or other award.
  • To prevent miles from expiring: AAdvantage® miles typically expire after 24 months of inactivity (that’s no earning or redemption within a 24-month period). If you're nearing the two-year mark and don't plan to redeem or earn points right away, it may make sense to transfer them to someone else.

How to transfer AAdvantage® miles to another account

Here’s how to transfer your miles to another member:

  • Step 1: Visit and log in using your username or AAdvantage® number, last name and password.s
  • Step 2: Once logged in, you'll see three tabs labeled Buy, Gift or Transfer. Click on Transfer.
  • Step 3: You'll be directed to a form where you can enter the number of miles you want to transfer and the recipient's information (name, AAdvantage® number and email address). A calculator on the page will indicate how much your transfer will cost.
  • Step 4: Pay the fee using a credit or debit card to complete the transfer.

Can you transfer AAdvantage® miles to a partner airline account?

While you can’t transfer your AAdvantage® miles to a partner airline account, you can directly redeem your points with partner airlines on flights to almost 1,000 destinations worldwide at

Visit the AAdvantage® program miles redemption page for more information.

Disclosure: This article is for educational purposes. It is not intended to provide legal, investment, or financial advice and is not a substitute for professional advice. It does not indicate the availability of any Citi product or service. For advice about your specific circumstances, you should consult a qualified professional.

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