Question about wife getting AAdvantage points through sign up

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  1. brewernq

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    I already have an AA account with miles in it from signing up for the citi card.

    My question is, can my wife sign up for those cards and put MY aadvantage number in, so that all the miles go to one account? Transferring miles between accounts is way too expensive
     
  2. rharrigill
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    No, I don't believe that is possible. The names have to match.
     
  3. DestinationDavid
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    As noted above, generally speaking the credit and mileage account names need to match.

    With the way AA allows awards to be booked, transferring miles isn't really needed in some situations. Might be better to ask what you want to do with your miles to see if consolidating your miles into a single account is even needed.

    So.... what do you want to do with your miles? :)
     
  4. brewernq

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    I was hoping to redeem the miles to book a vacation package (pay for the hotel and flights with AA miles)

    Perhaps I can redeem the hotel with my account, and flights with my wife's?
     
  5. DestinationDavid
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    That's certainly one option, though you'd really have to look into whether you'd get a better deal as a package on the AAVacations site or if booking separately will be advantageous, keeping mind the fees and cost of transferring your miles.

    I tend not to book hotels with my miles though. Generally I find the value to be better spent on flights, but there are certainly some who have enough miles and find good deals that make it worthwhile.
     
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    I would suggest perhaps you and she both sign up for cards and book independently (assuming good credit and you always pay your CC bill off at the end of the month). You will get more miles for travel that way with two of you working the bonuses. Further I would suggest some blog reading, and tons of research beforehand, as there tends to be ways to maximize these things...for instance:

    http://millionmilesecrets.com/2011/10/11/citi-aadvantage-50000/
     
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  7. DestinationDavid
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    I'd also like to welcome you to MilePoint, btw. :)
     
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    Next best thing is for her to sign up for the Citicard(s) get the bonuses and then select one card/account (say yours) request an additonal card in you wifes name ( but on your acccount) and all the miles from both your spends will go into the selected account ( except for the bonus received from your wife's credit card).
     
  9. rheller42

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    If both you and your wife sign up for the credit cards the miles will be in each of your accounts. But you can do what my wife and I did this past summer and book the outgoing flight on your account and the return on your wife's account. This is possible on AA since one way tickets are half the miles of a round trip.
     
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  10. DestinationDavid
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    This is already discussed above. The big issue is the the poster really wants to use the miles for an AAVacation package.
     
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