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.

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

Starting today, I am running updated versions of our ‘Credit Card Reviews’ series.  They will drip out over the next couple of months, since there are 25 articles in all! This is my review of the American Airlines AAdvantage credit card issued in the UK […]

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 […]

Bits: Amex Plat getting free Hilton Gold?, 19 Thistle hotels rebranded, 20% bonus Marriott to AA

News in brief: Free Hilton HHonors Gold coming back as an Amex Platinum benefit? Until December 2013, American Express Platinum charge card holders received Hilton HHonors Gold status, albeit as a ‘one year only’ benefit.  Then, overnight, Amex pulled it – much to the anger […]

BA version of the ‘125,000 bonus Avios’ promotion found – but only for non-UK EU residents

I wrote an article yesterday about the American Airlines offer which gives you a bonus  of 2,000 to 25,000 AA miles for up to five transatlantic return flights you credit to AA by 31st January.  This is open to UK residents. (If you read that […]

Earn 125,000 bonus American Airlines miles with BA transatlantic flights this Autumn!

This offer has been around for a few days.  I have delayed writing about it because it is messy, frankly. American Airlines is offering up to 125,000 bonus miles in AAdvantage if you credit transatlantic flights from British Airways, AA, Iberia, US Airways or Finnair to […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

Bits: Free business upgrade on AA from Birmingham, 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis, double discount on SAA

Bits and pieces: 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals Car rental group Avis is offering a special deal via the portal. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios on any 3 day rental completed by 30th November.  The car must be a Group C or […]

No free suitcase on domestic US Avios redemptions – and what to do

I don’t know if this is a new policy or if it is simply a coincidence.  However, two Head for Points readers contacted me recently to make the same observation. Economy Avios redemptions on US Airways and American Airlines for domestic travel no longer come with […]

It’s back! £1,200 Club World to Hawaii, £995 to JFK and other BA sale bargains

EDIT: British Airways added some date restrictions to these Dublin fares a few days after this article was published. To get the fares quoted in this article – which can be bought until 22nd September – you must take your OUTBOUND transatlantic flight between the following […]