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Big changes to American Airlines’ international flight destinations

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American Airlines has announced changes to its international network with new destinations in Europe coupled with a number of route cancellations.

The newly added routes to the UK and Ireland are:

  • Phoenix to London Heathrow, seasonal between 31st March 2019 and 26th October 2019 (daily)
  • Dallas to Dublin, seasonal between 6th June 2019 and 28th September 2019 (daily)
  • Philadelphia to Edinburgh, seasonal between 2nd April and 2019 and 26th October 2019 (daily)

Changes to American Airlines' international destinations

The flights will be bookable on the American Airlines website from 27th August 2018.  They should also be available as Avios redemptions via ba.com at the same time.

The current UK and Ireland routes which will be closed are:

  • Philadelphia to Glasgow (as of 29th September 2018)
  • New York to Dublin (as of 27th October 2018)
  • New York to Edinburgh (as of 27th October 2018)
  • Chicago to Manchester (as of 3rd September 2018)

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (126)

  • Chris says:

    Should I be worried that both my SPG and Marriott are showing ZERO points now?

    Has this happened to anyone else?

  • James Whitehead says:

    I’m seeing similar value looking at Marriott redemption for Miami in Feb half term.

    On this basis looks easily able to get 1.5p – 2p per point converting Amex MR –> Marriott – especially when taking into account the 5 nights for price of 4 deal.

    Does this now make Marriott the top value redemption for Amex MR?

    • Rob says:

      Yes and No. Clearly in your example you can get excellent value and if you specifically save your points for such circumstances then you can get those sort of numbers. I am sitting on 1m Marriott points and would never spend them if I waited until that sort of opportunity came along, so I still think 0.5p per point (0.75p per Amex point) is fair.

      What DOES increase the value of Marriott points now is the ‘guaranteed availability’ if a standard room is available for cash. Marriott Berlin wants €699 per night when the ITB travel fair is on, and could sell out many times even at that level. I booked for 35,000 points.