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.

Bits: Dublin Airport opens US preclearance lounge (with photos), South African Airways sale

News in brief: Dublin Airport opens a new US preclearance lounge One benefit of booking an Avios redemption to the United States on Aer Lingus is the incredibly low taxes.  These are usually around £75 return in Business Class, compared to £500 on British Airways – […]

Agoda launches PointsMAX – a Kaligo-style miles earning booking site

You may never have heard of Agoda.  It is a hotel booking website, originally launched in Asia.  It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to The reason that Agoda has become interesting is that it has started to offer […]

Bits: Lock in your holiday € exchange rate now, Etihad First Class lounge in Abu Dhabi open, massive AAdvantage changes

News in brief: Lock in your exchange rate now if travelling to Europe this Summer There is general agreement that the £ will drop if the UK votes to leave the European Union on 23rd June.  Many are predicting a fall to parity – 1:1 – […]

Business Class to Las Vegas on BA, Virgin or American for £1,150 this Summer

Via Flyertalk comes this very interesting fare from Dublin – and possibly other places in Ireland – to Las Vegas this Summer. £1,150 return, give or take, will get you from Dublin to Las Vegas in Business Class. There are a few routing options available. […]

Earn up to 50,000 miles with two transatlantic BA or AA flights this Summer

There are a very confusing number of promotions currently available for anyone planning on flying across the Atlantic on a oneworld airline, including British Airways. The crux of the problem is this – some airlines do not want to throw miles at flyers who would […]

Earning miles or points from Europcar car rentals

Europcar is a major player on the car rental scene in Europe (the company is based in France) although it has a lower profile than the big boys, Hertz and Avis. It is very possible that your travels will see you renting from Europcar at […]

Bits: £1,000 business class AA fares from Paris, InterContinental London O2 down to 45,000 points

News in brief: Excellent American Airlines fares from Paris to North America It is pure coincidence that I am reviewing the Cathay Pacific lounge at Paris today and then this offer pops up as well! American Airlines is selling business class flights to most of […]

10 UK travel credit cards hike their interest rates sharply

I was updating the credit card database page on Head for Points yesterday and noticed some shocking changes to the interest rates charged on many popular travel credit cards. Since the EU capped credit card interchange fees at 0.3% in December, it has become hugely […]

Bits: more on Avios from Nutmeg, AA charging seat fee when booked via BA, £15 Uber code to beat tube strike

News in brief: More on earning Avios from Nutmeg On Tuesday I discussed the new partnership between Avios and Nutmeg. Nutmeg is an innovative online wealth management service which offers a fully managed, discretionary, investment service at a far lower cost than its competitors.  If […]

Last chance for the BA sale, the generous ‘part pay with Avios’ deal ….. and AA redemptions before devaluation

The current British Airways ‘Premium Leisure’ sale ends tomorrow, 22nd March.  This is offering deals over Easter, the Summer and right into early 2017. The home page for the sale is here. On most routes you can travel up to 28th February 2017.  It varies by […]

New ‘buy points’ deals with United, Carlson, American, Hyatt, Melia … and a Flying Blue deal coming

Buying miles and points is rarely a great deal at the standard pricing although it can (as with the IHG Rewards Club flash sale last week) make sense during special offers. Of course, if you only need a few thousand points to ‘top off’ an account […]

Bits: bonus Heathrow Rewards on parking, and, Birmingham to NYC bonus

News in brief: 5 Heathrow Rewards points per £1 with parking Heathrow Rewards is running a special deal with Official Heathrow Parking for the next few weeks. You will receive 5 Heathrow Rewards points for every £1 spent, compared to the usual 1 point per […]

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 July 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 […]

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. […]