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.

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Airlines AAdvantage 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 […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

News in brief: Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors On Monday, Hilton Honors ran another of its occasional ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. A photo from the day is below.  Amusingly, at least half […]

What is the best Visa or MasterCard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

Bits: American drops Manchester-New York, Emirates launches 50% off economy reward sale

News in brief: American Airlines to drop Manchester to New York American Airlines has confirmed that it is dropping its seasonal Manchester to New York service.  It will not be returning in March for the launch of the Spring timetable, with the last flight departing […]

LAST CALL: Get 15,000 American Airlines miles with the MBNA Visa card

Back in June, the free American Airlines ‘Amex and Visa double-pack’ was withdrawn from the market.  It was replaced by a new card.  Take a look: This happened because American Express has cancelled all of its licensing deals with other credit card issuers.  The first […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for August – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 22 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for July – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Get 15,000 American Airlines miles with the NEW MBNA Visa (no Amex!) card

And so it finally happened ….  We have known for some time, although it has never been widely publicised outside of HFP, that American Express had cancelled all of its licensing deals with other credit card issuers. The first to be hit was TSB.  Barclays […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

Being able to upgrade British Airways tickets using Avios is a well known feature of the programme as I wrote in this article.  There is also a full page on ba.com explaining how it works. Whilst upgrades from World Traveller / Economy are restricted (the cheapest […]

Bits: Avios / Caffe Nero deal tweak, Flying Blue / PointsHound bonus, AA hotel bonus

News in brief: Tweak to the Avios / Caffe Nero in-store cashback deal As we wrote back in December, you can now earn Avios when you buy coffee or a snack at Caffe Nero. This is an in-store cashback deal organised by avios.com and requires […]

Bits: HEx and Airbnb cashback deals, buy Etihad miles, AA Heathrow slots

News in brief: £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend and 2% back on Airbnb A new cashback deal has appeared on many American Express accounts offering £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend. It isn’t clear if this is cumulative.  These deals often pay […]

Bits: US flights from Manchester for £1000, 100% bonus when you buy Hilton points

News in brief: Business class US flights from Manchester for £1,000 For reasons no-one quite understands, American Airlines is offering business class flights from Manchester to two US cities: San Antonio Little Rock (and possible other parts of Arkansas) ….. for almost exactly £1,000. You […]

Earn Avios or Virgin miles at Duty Free with Instamiles!

A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles.  Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]

The top 13 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

This article was updated on 1st October 2017 so ignore the original publication date above. 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 […]