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.

20% bonus on Starwood Preferred Guest conversions to American Airlines

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There are two good reasons why you may be considering building up some American Airlines miles at the moment: The free UK credit card has a 15,000 mile sign-up bonus AA still awards 100% of miles flown when you credit economy BA flights, compared to […]

Some amazing redemptions on Etihad partners – eg 36,000 miles return Europe to New York in Business!

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On July 8th, Etihad Guest devalues its reward chart sharply – by over 50% in some cases.  This came as a major shock to members when it was announced last month. You can read details of the devaluation and comments from HFP readers here. What […]

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

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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 during 2014. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered in early 2013 – which was […]

Should you start crediting BA economy flights to American Airlines AAdvantage?

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If you are still crediting your British Airways economy tickets to British Airways Executive Club, it may be time – for some people – for a rethink. The Avios changes at the end of April were pretty brutal if you fly on discounted British Airways economy […]

Buying points: 25% Avios bonus, 20% Virgin bonus, 40% Hyatt bonus, 35% American Airlines discount

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There are a number of bonus offers available at the moment for buying points.  In general, this is never a great idea unless you only need a small number to top off your account or you need the miles at short notice.  Over the longer […]

1,000 free American Airlines miles for watching a video

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American Airlines is offering 1,000 free American AAdvantage miles for watching six short videos about the wonders of the AA loyalty programme. As well as boosting your balance, it will have the added benefit of resetting the expiry date of your miles by another 18 […]

Alaska scraps its 100% earnings for BA flights overnight – when will American follow?

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On the face of it, the fact that Alaska Airways has cut the credit it gives for BA flights does not seem important. Few people even know that Alaska (which is not a oneworld member) is a BA partner although I did an overview of […]

Where to buy airline and hotel points

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This page contains links to the ‘buy miles’ or ‘buy points’ sections of the major airline and hotel schemes. Click on the link to be taken directly to the ‘buy’ page. Airlines: American AAdvantage British Airways Executive Club Flying Blue (Air France / KLM) Iberia […]

How Rick used his Avios for a round-the-world trip before devaluation

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Practical ‘how I used my miles’ stories seem to be popular with HFP readers, so when reader Rick sent an email to show me a complex trip he had booked, I asked if I could run it as an article.  I have edited it so […]

Bits: 360 Avios with Tesco DVD’s, 1000 free Hilton points for all, AA goes fully flat to Manchester

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Some news in brief: Tesco DVD and Blu-Ray pre-order bonuses are back Until 22nd March, Tesco Direct is offering 150 bonus Clubcard points with selected DVD and Blu-Ray pre-orders.   That is worth 360 Avios points or 375 Virgin Flying Club miles. You need to order now […]

Bits: BA transatlantic promo, 12,000 Avios with a Hotpoint washer, Uber launches in Wakefield!, South West Trains £15 tickets

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More news in brief: British Airways transatlantic promotion launched Yesterday I mentioned a transatlantic bonus from American Airlines.  I suspected a British Airways version would be around somewhere and now I have found it. Full details are here on ba.com.  Once registered, you will receive […]

Bits: bonus on BA/AA transatlantic, hotels.com sale, United ‘buy miles’ bonus, Nectar Hive closing

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More news in brief: American Airlines transatlantic bonus – includes BA flights American Airlines has launched a bonus for flying between the UK and the USA, Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo on either AA or BA. Until April 27th, you will receive 1,000 bonus […]

The complete guide to Avios redemptions from UK regional airports

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I have been threatening to put together a full list of flights from UK regional airports which can be booked with Avios points for some weeks.  The job has proved messier than I imagined! I have given it my best shot but I am sure […]

Earn American Airlines miles (plus Etihad, Lufthansa) writing reviews for HolidayCheck

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American Airlines is the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck to offer airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck needs to offer generous incentives to get you to review. You will […]

25% bonus when you convert hotel points to American Airlines

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If you have an American Airlines AAdvantage account, or are looking for a home for a large pile of hotel loyalty points you feel you may never use, this promotion may be of interest. Until March 15th, American Airlines is offering a 25% bonus when […]

Avios changes 9: what will happen to partner airline earning rates?

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Executive summary:  BA has not yet released its new partner earning rates but we know that changes – for the worst – are coming to certain airlines Key link: ‘Club Changes’ page on ba.com, ‘Club Changes’ page on iberia.com (If you are new to Head for Points, […]