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Need to monetize 500,000 air miles, CitiAAdvantage

Need to monetize 500,000 air miles, CitiAAdvantage

  1. Anonymous

    My age 93 mother has dementia …. she traveled like a fiend in her 80’s and has 500,000 unused air miles on a Citi AAdvantage visa card.

    We need cash or similar to help defray her medical costs ….. is there any way these points can be sold or monetized?

    Thank you

  2. Gaurav

    Hi Peter, I’m sorry to hear about your mother. The miles are likely to be in an AAdvantage account. Even if she had an AA credit card, those miles would be sent to her AA account monthly. Per the terms of the AA program miles cannot be sold or bartered. If you have access to her account you could try to book travel for friends and family and have them reimburse you. There are also gray market websites that will pay for miles but you do so at your own risk. Keep in mind AA will shut down and lock her account if their systems identify activity that’s not compatible with their T&C.

  3. Clem

    Sorry to hear about your mom Peter!
    As pointed by Gaurav, it is not allowed and against T&Cs to sell your miles, but it is technically possible. You can google “miles broker” and you should find several hits. Those are pretty shady so go at your own risks.

    AA could indeed close her account if they figure it out, but if she can’t travel anymore, she probably won’t need her account anymore so it shouldn’t be a huge deal if they shut it down. If I was in your situation, I would also probably not really care if the account gets shut down vs. being able to care for my mom.

  4. meetthefish

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 69961, member: 79″]Hi Peter, I’m sorry to hear about your mother. The miles are likely to be in an AAdvantage account. Even if she had an AA credit card, those miles would be sent to her AA account monthly. Per the terms of the AA program miles cannot be sold or bartered. If you have access to her account you could try to book travel for friends and family and have them reimburse you. There are also gray market websites that will pay for miles but you do so at your own risk. Keep in mind AA will shut down and lock her account if their systems identify activity that’s not compatible with their T&C.[/QUOTE]
    Hi there
    Am very interested
    Email [EMAIL][email protected][/EMAIL]
    Sorry to here about your mother. My best regards.

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