Loyalty Points in new Business Program

Old Apr 14, 2024, 8:57 pm
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I am in the same boat, Company spends around 750 K on the card.

I have no interest in my employees getting the LP points. They hardly travel. The LP points were one of the reasons we spent so much on the card. It is now rendered useless. AA did not think this through most small business owners are not interested in their employees getting Loyalty points. Perhaps enterprise businesses but thats a whole different story. Very silly change.
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Old Apr 29, 2024, 12:11 pm
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I had the same problem. you may consider the Barclay business AA MC that accrues all LP and AA miles for all cards [primary and employees] directly into the primary AA account.
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Old Apr 29, 2024, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by nicolawca
I had the same problem. you may consider the Barclay business AA MC that accrues all LP and AA miles for all cards [primary and employees] directly into the primary AA account.
It's no longer available for new applicants. The only AA business card is the Citi one right now.
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Old Apr 29, 2024, 12:33 pm
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Switch to the Barclays AA Business card. From what I can tell I am going to continue to earn all of the LP's from business spending on that card and all authorized users. Only Citi is changing.

Edit: I guess I missed that they are no longer taking new applicants. I just got it a few months ago.

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Old Apr 29, 2024, 2:32 pm
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OP, if the business is small enough, just have everyone charge to your card #. Then you will get all the miles and LP. If you are the owner, you can set your own rules for company CC use.
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Old Apr 29, 2024, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Bradhattan
OP, if the business is small enough, just have everyone charge to your card #. Then you will get all the miles and LP. If you are the owner, you can set your own rules for company CC use.
We were kind of going to do that, but I can't get the business website to work long enough to "register my business". I am unable to get anyone on the phone to help. EXP line tried to transfer me to a helper but that did not work. I was told the only way is to talk to the chatbot, which is useless.

I have gotten the Amex card and we are going to go forward with that. Now it is just a bit of a pain to transfer all of our accounts to be paid with it. The big ones are easy, but there are a lot of little ones like parking apps etc.
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Old Apr 29, 2024, 9:53 pm
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For my business I found Chase to be very valuable if you pair a business card with a personal card. I certainly find far more value in transferring to UA or AC than DL with AmEx, and transferring the points to Hyatt is one of the best values out there. Ink Business Preferred gets triple points on online ad spend (we spend about $70k/yr on google and microsoft advertising), telecom, and travel (We spend another $80k/yr on non AA travel). Easily rack up 500-600k points on this card and then put another $200k on the AA card for the LP. One nice thing about the chase points is that if you use them to pay for travel - get a Chase Sapphire Reserve card - because once transferred to that card's balance the points are worth 1.5c each instead of 1.25c each. And then when I book hotels for other people for trade shows and stuff, I book it through the chase portal with my CSR card (10 points / $) and probably rack up another 200k points/yr from that.

Of course, YMMV - but if you're giving up on the LP I think it is worth a look. I much prefer it to the AmEx.
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Old May 12, 2024, 12:52 pm
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Per https://www.aa.com/web/i18n/aadvanta...-it-works.html, it says "Transfer miles* from the business account to employees for flights, upgrades, car rentals and more."

Is there any fee to do this transfer, and can the miles be transferred to the business owner's AA account (which is linked by default), or only to other employees ?


Never mind, I found the answers in the PDF https://www.aa.com/content/images/aa...and-redeem.pdf

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Old May 13, 2024, 5:48 am
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I feel like this program goes from bad to worse. We are not going to qualify as we don't have five active travelers. They have sent me a letter telling me they are going to cancel our cards if we don't register. I am unable to register because the website crashes mid registration every time I try.

We are working on switching everything to our new Amex. There are a couple of things (parking apps) that don't take amex and we will use personal cards for those if Citi cancels us. I have had these cards since 2007, average spend of 30-40k per month, never missed a payment. I guess we are not a big enough customer for Citi and AA to care about us.
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Old May 13, 2024, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by sonora
I feel like this program goes from bad to worse. We are not going to qualify as we don't have five active travelers. They have sent me a letter telling me they are going to cancel our cards if we don't register. I am unable to register because the website crashes mid registration every time I try.

We are working on switching everything to our new Amex. There are a couple of things (parking apps) that don't take amex and we will use personal cards for those if Citi cancels us. I have had these cards since 2007, average spend of 30-40k per month, never missed a payment. I guess we are not a big enough customer for Citi and AA to care about us.
The credit card should waive the need for 5 travelers.

I agree that the rollout has been garbage and the new program is worse than the old BE. However, it is still a chance to double dip, so I'll take it over nothing.
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