How and where can I sell my AA miles?

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  1. John27

    John27 New Member

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    I have too many AA miles as I travel often for business. Is there a way to sell them? How and where could I do that? I would appreciate any advice.
     
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  2. legalalien
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    Selling or bartering AA miles is against Terms and Conditions of the AAdvantage program. You won't find such advice here, and if caught, you risk having your AAdvantage account terminated and all miles annulled.

    A legal way to trade point and miles is through points.com (http://www.points.com), but the value you get from your miles on that site is really low. Why not treat yourself and/or your significant other or friends to some business class seats somewhere instead?
     
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  3. tom911
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    The risk there is whoever you sell them to might come to AA's attention, and if that happens both of you risk having your accounts closed and flights cancelled. You're not only at risk if your selling partner is caught by AA, but that anyone he has had transactions with could cause him, and then you, to get audited. AA can throw a wide net when they start investigating.

    Take some time to read this thread:
    Thinking of trading/selling miles/VIPs-- think twice
     
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  4. MSPeconomist
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    NO NO NO NO NO NO
     
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  5. paladinua

    paladinua Silver Member

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    You can never have too many miles! Posh! Sounds like someone may need to find that work/life balance..
     
  6. NYCAdventurer

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    Dislike...don't risk having all you miles confiscated...
     
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  7. Mirror74

    Mirror74 Gold Member

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    Rather than sell miles, you can book an award flight for person XYZ and take "goodwill reward" from that person in return... of course, this reward can be anything... ;)
     
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  8. Sweet Willie
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    there are websites where supposedly you can sell your miles, this is not one of those sites. I'm sure some quick searching on your part will lead you to those sites if selling is what you really want to do.

    Perhaps you could get a tax credit by donating to charity instead or book an award(s) for family or friends or even a highly deserving co-worker. A fellow MPer had even discussed using their miles for their local church's missionary missions. So I have to believe there is someone/some organization that you know who could benefit from the miles.

    If you really want to make some money, the following is the approach to take (but again this is illegal per AA's T&Cs, so if you value flying with AA, probably not the move to make):
     
  9. Randy Petersen
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    If you might consider helping others, visit miledonor.com which has a listing request of charities and individuals who could use some help. Here is that listing:
    http://miledonor.com/requests/donate.php

    And welcome to MilePoint. You'll find that we love helping each other as well as others but also respect the livelihood of the programs.
     
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    Very posh indeed.
     
  11. SuperKirby

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    If you don't have time to travel, book them for friends and family. Then in return, they can buy you a nice gift as a nice gesture. Technically legal that way. Straight-up selling the miles is a big No-No.

    ETA:
    Oops, just saw this message. Hahaha my bad, Mirror74.
     
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  12. John27

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    Thanks for all the advice!

    Well, believe me, you CAN have too many miles. I love my job and don't need to travel that much in addition to my usual travel.

    So can I at least exchange them for something?
     
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    Didn't you see the post suggesting you can "trade" them for something like maybe a tax credit by donating to a charity?
     
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  14. legalalien
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    Most communities, including Milepoint, impose certain requirements on members before granting them access to a special forum where limited exchanges are allowed between known members.

    In any case, selling is unlikely to be permitted. You might be able to exchange your AA miles for miles or points in another program, but seeing how you get enough travel as is, those deals may not be of interest.

    Have you considered bidding on unique experiences using AA miles at http://www.aadvantageauction.com ?
     
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  15. anileze

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    You could always send your nemesis, whom ever she/he might be, on a long trip using award miles ;) In-laws happen to be a favorite amongst many a travelers with miles to burn ;)
     
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  16. John27

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    I did, but my situation is that I don't want to give them for free or for a small compensation in the form of tax credit
     
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    Personally, I think if you see them as valueless, then charity is a great way to get something for nothing.

    However, you do seem to have some sense of what the value to you is. Perhaps you could share the kinds of things you are interested in to help the community come up with suggestions. How many miles do you have exactly and what do you estimate their worth to be?
     
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    People who have abundance of something, give it away. Billionaires give their monies for noble causes. Renowned doctors donate their time or waive their fees. So do lawyers in doing pro-bono work.

    Since you claim to have more than you will ever need, you are a billionaire of miles. Give it for charity, it will make you feel good - Try it :)
     
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    my name is charity
     
  20. anileze

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    Stand in the back to the line ;) FIFO
     
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    Seems to me he is either a troll or just trying to get us to help him get something he isn't entitled to. New member, only post is this thread, changing story about what he wants/has, not my cup of tea.

    John this is a community where we try to help each other - if you want to be a part of it how about contributing as well as just trying to get help in breaking the rules of an established airline program:mad::rolleyes:
     
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  22. tunes

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    wait, milepoint has a coupon connection equivalent?
     
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  25. legalalien
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    You are not missing much. It's really slow.
     

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