My apologies for the newbie question but I was browsing some posts on maximizing miles (outside of flying) and came across the helpful link to the AA PDF on the multiple ways to earn miles. It includes references to getting points for hotel stays-how do you do that? I thought that there was some requirement to fly on the airline and then you could get points if you stay in a hotel on that same trip. It seems that I have may have been missing out an many point opportunities! Can you all please enlighten me?