Over the years I've accumulated quite a few American Airlines FF points.

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drgmarshall

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2012

Total posts 106

Over the years I've accumulated quite a few American Airlines FF points. They're set to expire on Oct 6, 2016. I don't have any chance to use them before then and for a while afterwards due to work commitments etc. I live in Perth and also don't have any chance to get another AA flight short term to extend their life. Anyone know the best strategy to extend the life of those points? Specifically, if I "buy" some more AA points, will that extend the life of the existing points? Anyone know or have ideas?

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

can you transfer them to a "family member" and then transfer them back when you have taken another AA flight?

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Qantas flight credited to AA, hotel credit to AA, purchase through the linked mall. Plenty of ways to earn a few points

smit0847

Member since 30 Aug 2013

Total posts 148

You should be redeeming them before March 22nd when they raise their redemption rates!

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

^^ Great advice. You don't have to redeem them on AA - living in Perth, you might be able to find a seat on one of Qantas' Singapore flights, or to Abu Dhabi/Doha/Europe with AA partners Etihad or Qatar... or on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, or across Australia. You can usually book flights about 11 months in advance, so even if you're not flying before March 22, you can still book travel now for flights after that date at the lower rates.

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