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AwardWallet now supporting American Airlines (plus 600 other loyalty schemes)

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AwardWallet, the online miles and points balance tracking service, announced this week that it has agreed a deal with American Airlines to allow it to access their database.

This means that you can now use AwardWallet to track your AA balance alongside all of your other accounts.  That leaves only Delta and United as the major airlines who are not supported, and AwardWallet offers a workaround for those two programmes.

I have been a long-term AwardWallet user for a number of years.  It allows you to store the log-in and password details for pretty much all of the loyalty programmes you are in.  It isn’t just travel, either – Nectar, Boots Advantage, Tesco Clubcard, Harrods Rewards, redspottedhanky …. they cover over 600 programmes from across the world.

You can store programmes for various different people inside one AwardWallet account. When I log in, I see over over 60 different accounts across my family. A clever part of AW is the ability to sideline schemes which are dormant or rarely used, so my ‘Active’ tab contains a more modest 44 accounts.

You can sit and back and do nothing with AwardWallet if that is how you want to play it. Once a week, AwardWallet will automatically log in to each of your programmes and update your balance. It will then send you a weekly email with all of your balance changes.

For the more obsessive, like myself, you can log in to AwardWallet and simply click ‘Update’.  AwardWallet goes off and updates all of your balances immediately (it takes 3-4 minutes to check my active ones). On a PC you can leave it running in another window.

Earlier this year, the company also launched an impressive ipad app.  If you are a ‘Premium’ member (ie you pay a nominal sum, any amount, in appreciation of the service) then this app is lightening fast and updates all of your balances in about 30 seconds.  If you are not a Premium member, I believe it runs at standard speed.

(Premium members also get the expiry date of their points tracked, and email warnings sent out if miles are heading towards expiry.  This is why the addition of American Airlines is welcome, since your AA miles – and a lot of HfP readers have them from the recent amazing AA credit card promo – will expire after 18 months if not added to.)

Some people, understandably, are worried about security of their account details. (AW is owned privately by a couple of guys in the US.) If you are, you can choose to have AW store all of your log-in and password data locally on your PC, not on their server. The only impact of this is that you are limited to checking your balances on that one device.

I am a big fan of AwardWallet, and if you have never used it I recommend taking a look.  There are over 33 BILLION miles being tracked, for over 167,000 people.  It doesn’t take long to set up, and once you have all your data there it becomes quite addictive checking your balances a couple of times a day!


How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards

How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards (December 2022)

American Airlines no longer has its own UK credit card.

There is, however, still a way to earn American Airlines miles from a UK credit card

The route is via Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty points convert to American Airlines miles at the rate of 3:1.

The best way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points is via the official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. It comes with 20,000 points for signing up and 2 points for every £1 you spend. At 2 Bonvoy points per £1, you are earning (at 3:1) 0.66 American Airlines miles per £1 spent on the card.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

Comments (35)

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  • Anup says:

    Raffles – have you ever clicked on the promotions tab at the top the awardwallet page? It shows all of the current promos for hotels/airlines/other. The great thing about it is that it filters it based on which schemes you are a member of so you only see ones relevant to you

    • Rob says:

      To be honest, no – I tend to use the ipad app now.

    • Stephen says:

      Nice idea, but only two offers in Europe are showing up for me right now. Seems like it would be better if they could crowdsource the promotions like HUKD.

      • Rob says:

        Don’t forget the Hotel Promos tab on HFP at the top which summarises the global promos from the ‘big 6’

  • Nick Burch says:

    I suspect we have more than enough codes already… But in case not! http://AwardWallet.com/?refCode=xfduswvufz or use code: free-jianib

  • Trevor says:

    I love AwardWallet and use it daily to track my current 85 entries. I still even find useful features that I have previously missed! I’d certainly recommend it and since AA previously had security issues with AwardWallet yet has now made a big announcement about coming on board, that’s another big feature in the AwardWallet cap and convincing move to skeptics that the security isn’t an issue.

    Anyway, here are another 10 incase: http://AwardWallet.com/?refCode=cosqblljqi
    and use free-zbtolq

  • Dannyrado says:

    How do you get it to store your password on your own PC, rather than their server?

    • Rob says:

      Click ‘Edit’ for each programme entered and there is a box where you can select ‘Store password with AW’ or ‘Store password on this computer’.

    • Dannyrado says:

      Never mind, ignore me.

  • Thywillbedone says:

    Agree this is a great app – saves so much time and effort. I have been on the free version but upgraded to the premium today which is £2.99 for six mths – I have seen some chat on flyertalk speculating on whether this business will survive – as such, I am happy to do my bit as tracking would be a pain without it.

    • Rob says:

      If its true that AW is paying AA to access its data, then it could bite back I admit. Why shouldn’t all the other airlines now demand some $ as well?

  • ups says:

    Another link… have a few left.
    http://AwardWallet.com/?refCode=hqepwfyecm

    I’d like it if they improved their Android app further. They did a UI overhaul recently but the app now feels sluggish.

  • Nohoman says:

    Set up account and tried to add BA On Business account.

    What does this man:

    “Thanks, you are almost there, we need a little more information from you before we can convert your account:”

    • Rob says:

      AW treats OnBusiness as a loyalty programme for companies, not individuals. They will therefore insist you pay for the slightly different commercial version of AW. Best to simply not include OB.

      (I do have OB included, but I think I get to keep it because I had it listed before they brought in the new commercial version of AW.)

  • Nick Burch says:

    For those new to Award Wallet, if your favourite program (eg East Coast Rewards) is missing, you might want to browse through the “Considering To Add” list at http://awardwallet.com/status/index.php?group=toAdd&showTabG=toAdd and vote for the additional programs you’d like to see supported!

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