American AAdvantage purchased point bonus

Although I am not a rabid collector of AA miles, I have recently been paying attention to them as good value for short-haul one ways in random locations. For instance, otherwise expensive intra-Russia tickets on S7, a oneworld partner.

Current bonuses are:

    • 5000 – 9999 miles gets 1500 bonus miles
      10,000 – 14,000 miles gets 3000 bonus miles
      15,000 – 19,000 miles gets 4500 bonus miles
      20,000 – 29,000 miles gets 10,000 bonus miles
      30,000 – 39,000 miles gets 15,000 bonus miles
      40,000 – 49,000 miles gets 20,000 bonus miles
      50,000 – 59,000 miles gets 25,000 bonus miles
      60,000 miles gets 30,000 bonus miles (and do notice that the usual max purchase limit of 40K miles has been raised).
  • Basically, if you’re buying anywhere over 20,000 miles, they work out to 2 cents/mile. This can be pretty good value if you need some arcane tickets somewhere.