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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.

First Class domestic redemptions on American now (permanently) half price

Last month I wrote about changes to the way that American Airlines codes its flights which impact how you spend Avios and how you earn British Airways tier points. Two class American Airlines domestic flights in the USA are sold as ‘First’ and ‘Economy’.  More importantly, […]

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

How to earn miles when using your mobile abroad, with ‘Travelling Connect’

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

American Airlines First Class Avios redemptions to get cheaper but tier points cut

For people who look to earn British Airways status via a tier point run – booking a specific flight primarily because of the number of tier points earned – it seems like the biggest gravy train is pulling out of the station. Two class American […]

Bits: 20% bonus converting Marriott to American, 25% hotel to United bonus, Hilton / Flying Blue bonus

News in brief: Marriott launches conversion bonus to American Airlines Marriott Rewards is currently offering a 20% bonus if you convert your points into American Airlines miles. Full details are on the American Airlines site here.  The offer runs until 14th November. This includes miles transferred […]

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 […]