Convert Diners Club Rewards points into American Airlines AAdvantage miles

By Chris Chamberlin , September 15 2016
Convert Diners Club Rewards points into American Airlines AAdvantage miles
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Diners Club Rewards members can convert their credit card points into American Airlines AAdvantage miles, unlocking some great business class and first class travel opportunities across the Oneworld alliance including with airlines such as Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific.

Points are converted on a 2:1 basis – so transferring 10,000 Diners Club Rewards points will get you 5,000 AAdvantage miles, for example.

To move your points across, simply visit the Points Transfer page on the Diners Club Rewards website, locate AAdvantage among your options and click ‘transfer points’:

You’ll then be prompted to access your Diners Club Rewards account, confirm your AAdvantage membership details and how many points you’d like to convert.

There’s no upper limit on these transfers – you can convert your entire rewards balance if you like – but expect to wait up to 28 days for those points to arrive safely in your AAdvantage account.

Also take note that points can only be sent to AAdvantage accounts held in the same name as the Diners Club primary cardholder, so while you might have an additional cardholder on your account to earn points even faster, only the primary cardholder can receive the points.

(Via AAdvantage, the primary cardholder could use those points to book flights for their additional cardholder, however.)

You’ll also triple the number of Diners Club Rewards points you can earn by having a companion World MasterCard attached to your account: even if you don’t use it, it takes your earning rate from one rewards point to three rewards points per dollar on all Diners Club spend.

That’s the difference between earning the equivalent of 1.5 AAdvantage miles per dollar spent and only scooping up 0.5 – and with some businesses charging extra to process Diners Club transactions (just like AMEX), you’ll want to get as many points as you can in return.

Also read: Using your Diners Club card for airport lounge access

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

15 Sep 2016

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Just wanted to also mention that a better alternative would be to convert from Diners Points to Starwood Points and then from Starwood Points to AAdvantage. Every 20,000 Starwood Points which is converted to Airline points gets a 25% bonus on conversion. 

40,000 Diners Points = 20,000 Starwood Points

20,000 Starwood points = 25,000 AAdvantage points 

This is better than Transferring 40,000 Diners Points through the Diners Club portal, as this only gives you 20,000 AAdvantage points

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14 Sep 2012

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How many people out there actually have a DC card? I've never seen one in real life. 


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