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.

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

My review of the (temporary) AA Admirals Club lounge, New York JFK Terminal 8

And the award for worst lounge goes to …… I was heading back to Europe on airberlin, flying business class from New York JFK to Berlin Tegel for the attractive price of 60,000 Avios and just £3 of tax.  I will write about that flight […]

New BA and oneworld arrivals lounge opens in Heathrow Terminal 3

The American Airlines arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 has reopened after a five month refurbishment.  Whilst AA branded, this is also the arrivals lounge used by British Airways long haul flights into Terminal 3 as well as all Qantas and Cathay Pacific flights. The […]

Bits: good Accor / Amex cashback deal, other Amex offers, 20% bonus on SPG to AA conversions

News in brief: Accor and Amex launch new cashback deal Accor Hotels, which operates Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery, Pullman etc, is running a new cashback deal with American Express. There are two variants – £30 back on £250 spend and £50 back on […]

Bits: changes to BA earning with American AAdvantage, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

News in brief: Changes to British Airways flights credited to American Airlines If you credit your British Airways flights to American Airlines, there are some changes which come into effect today.  If you haven’t heard about these in advance, it is because American only snuck […]

VERY interesting – Accor/Hertz status match AND 1000 Marriott or IHG points for everyone!

A couple of weeks after a non-functioning website went up, a new partnership between Hertz and Le Club AccorHotels has been officially launched. Accor has previously only worked with Europcar. Adding Hertz is a positive move and broadens your options for crediting Hertz car rentals […]

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 hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally launched in Asia.  It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. 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 […]