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


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  Once registered, you will receive […]

Bits: bonus on BA/AA transatlantic, 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


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?


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, ‘Club Changes’ page on (If you are new to Head for Points, […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

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(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

New American Airlines ‘buy miles’ offer and good ways to use them

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American Airlines is running another ‘buy miles’ promotion until the end of the month. The maximum bonus is 50% albeit you need to buy 70,000 for that to kick in. American is offering a staggered bonus based on how many miles you buy: 1,000 bonus when […]

100 free Virgin Atlantic (or American) miles for almost nothing

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Hotel booking site PointsHound is similar to Kaligo and Rocketmiles.  In return for booking your hotel through their site, you are rewarded with a chunk of airline miles. British Airways Executive Club is not a PointsHound partner.  However, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is. For a limited […]

Which 37 airlines can I use my Avios points on?


I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios redemption partners. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the three main Avios programmes has their own […]

US Airways Dividend Miles closing in Q2 2015, miles transferred to AA

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The integration of American Airlines and US Airways – both partners of British Airways in the oneworld alliance – is continuing. The airlines have now published guidance for the integration of their two frequent flyer programmes. If you have a few random US Airways miles […]

New options to Philadelphia with both Avios and Virgin miles


Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have announced new services from London to Philadelphia this week. American already runs a daily flight to Philadelphia and will be doubling this to two flights per day from March 29th.  The downside is that American will be […]

US Airways and American new ‘buy miles ‘ deals (and AA redemption ‘sweet spots’)

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Both US Airways and American Airlines are running ‘buy miles’ promotions at the moment.  I am mentioning both in one post because AA and US have now merged and the two frequent flyer programmes will be combined during Spring 2015. You can access both of […]

Use Avios on the new AA Birmingham and Edinburgh to New York routes

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In a major boost for anyone looking to use Avios points for long-haul flights from regional airports, American Airlines has announced new routes from Birmingham International and Edinburgh to New York. Flights will launch on May 8th next year and will operate daily. From Birmingham, […]

DEAL DEAD: AA First Class Heathrow to Los Angeles wide open in April and May

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(This deal is now dead as AA has pulled the availability. Looks like it was a mistake, although if you booked it you are safe.) This is one of the rare ‘middle of the day’ posts that I run when something very interesting crops up. […]