Old Feb 28, 13, 2:02 pm
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fromfall98
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Programs: AA, UAL
Posts: 536
Originally Posted by spike74 View Post
I'm interested in using my AAdvantage miles for hotel stays or maybe other non-airline travel rewards (maybe gift cards for credit cards, restaurants etc..).

Can miles be converted directly into hotel points without doing a trade on points.com or some other site?

Which hotel chains have the best conversion rate?
Well, transferring miles to points account (or vice versa) is surely a losing proposition. On top of bad conversion rate, you would end up with "residual" miles / points in one or both accounts. A much better bet would be to try and book hotel directly from AA website using miles. You can do that through:

https://www.useaamiles.com/carhotel/

Rates for using miles for hotels above may not be the best, but I strongly believe it would be much better than transferring miles to some other account.

Cheers!
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