American Airlines and AAdvantage

As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can use your British Airways Avios points for American Airlines flights. Domestic flights in the US are particularly good value because there are no taxes added.

Our main article explaining how to use your Avios points for domestic US flights with American is here. You will also find articles on how to earn and spend American's own miles among the articles below.

LAST CHANCE: Book short US domestic redemptions for 4,500 Avios before they go up

Don’t forget that Monday is your last chance to use your Avios points to book sub-650 miles redemptions on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines flights in the US before the cost goes up. You can read the full announcement on here. For US residents – and […]

Bits: cheapest ever American Airlines ‘buy miles’ deal, Melia sale – Manchester from £41

News in brief: American Airlines selling AA miles for possibly the cheapest price ever American Airlines recently announced a major devaluation of its AAdvantage programme from March 2016. What better time to launch the heaviest discounts on buying American Airlines miles that I can remember! If […]

British Airways Club World to North America from Dublin from £785ish (AA from £732!)

EDIT, 20th December: The Hawaii fare quoted this in this article now appear to be gone with the cheapest fare being around £400 more expensive – although still a good deal! British Airways launched its Winter sale yesterday.  This is valid in all classes for departures from the […]

The top UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

(EDIT:  This article was updated in February 2016) Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I […]

Bits: 3000 American Airlines miles at Ramada / Days Inn, Cathay at Gatwick, buy cheap Melia points

News in brief: 3,000 American Airlines miles per Ramada or Days Inn stay I don’t cover Wyndham Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Ramada and Days Inn, much on HFP.  I did write this overview here if you want to learn more. Despite this, there are a […]

Bits: Etihad business class sale launched, fake BA emails, BA Gold dining at Dallas / Fort Worth

News in brief: Etihad launches business class sale from £1,688 Etihad has launched a short business class sale from the UK for anyone who can book by Friday night. You can fly from Manchester, Edinburgh or London for travel between 10th January and 30th June. […]

3,000 bonus miles with Avios, Virgin and 7 other airlines with Rocketmiles

I mentioned hotel booking site Rocketmiles recently when I touched on their Thanksgiving promotion.  The company has now sent me details of all of its current offers, which give you the chance to earn 3,000 bonus miles in one of seven different frequent flyer schemes. The only […]

3 hours, 5 lounges (part 4): Review of the American Airlines lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the American Airlines lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. I flew to Helsinki a fortnight ago to test drive the new Airbus A350.  As Finnair fly from Heathrow Terminal 3, I had five lounge options: No 1 Traveller (via Priority Pass) […]

15,000 American Airlines miles with their free UK credit card

American Airlines has tripled the sign-up bonus on its UK credit cards from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles.  This is the same offer which ran twice earlier this year. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered in early 2013 – which […]

American Airlines devalues sharply – how are flights from the UK impacted?

American Airlines announced a sharp devaluation of the AAdvantage loyalty programme on Tuesday evening.  We knew it was coming, as the merger of American and US Airways is now completed.  What was disappointing is that it contained very little original thinking. The important thing to […]

New BA ‘bonus Avios’ offer – extra points on flights to 21 destinations

British Airways, in conjunction with American Airlines and Iberia, has launched a new promotion offering bonus Avios points on flights to 21 destinations. You must register for this promotion.  As it runs until 29th February, I strongly recommend that you register now as you are […]

American Airlines slashes BA earning rate – do NOT credit BA flights to AA in 2016

Ever since the Avios devaluation in April, crediting long haul economy flights on British Airways to British Airways Executive Club has been a slightly crazy thing to do. You were only earning 0.25 Avios per mile flown on discounted economy tickets.  If you credited the […]

BA to increase the cost of Avios redemptions in the United States

British Airways announced yesterday that it is to increase the cost of some Avios redemptions on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines flights in the US. You can read the full announcement on here. For US residents – and UK residents on holiday in the […]

Bits: Qatar adds Birmingham, Tesco ‘double up’ – better than Avios?, AA ‘buy miles’ bonus

News in brief: Qatar Airways to launch services from Birmingham In great news for HFP readers in the Midlands, Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch daily flights from Birmingham to Doha on 30th March. Not content with doing things by half, Qatar is […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Airlines AAdvantage American Express & Visa

This is my review of the American Airlines AAdvantage credit card issued in the UK by MBNA. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have […]