I’ve written extensively on how you can convert Aeroplan points to US Airways Dividend Miles (USDM) at a 1:0.84 ratio. USDM miles offered excellent value, with interesting routing options, no fuel surcharges, and the option of waiting to convert them to AAdvantage miles with the US/AA merger. Unfortunately, the option to convert Aeroplan to USDM has disappeared from Points.com. This isn’t too surprising as the merger is coming soon, however, it would have been nice to have some notice. This was the only valuable option that Points.com offered, which I would now consider as a very poor tool in terms of value.
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As I’ve posted before, you can convert your Aeroplan points into US Airways points at a 1:0.84 ratio through Points.com. When converting points, you’re allowed to transfer a maximum of 100,000 points in a year. Today’s Sunday Reader Question (asked by a reader who recognized me on a flight!) is: Should I convert my Aeroplan points to USDM/AA?
Though Aeroplan points are great, they still incur significant fuel charges (which are avoidable), and some of their redemptions aren’t the greatest. One great opportunity to use Aeroplan points is to convert them into US Airways Dividend Miles (USDM). Though USDM will soon be disappearing as the merger with AA continues, the program is still going. I suspect that any remaining points in a USDM account will convert to AA points when the programs merge.