American Airlines and World of Hyatt have just launched a partnership between their two loyalty schemes, but you need to be an elite member to benefit.
This new partnership will allow elite members to earn either bonus AAdvantage Miles at Hyatt properties and Hyatt points on American Airlines flights. You must hold Gold status with AAdvantage or Discoverist status with World of Hyatt to be eligible to link your accounts.
Additionally, both companies have made it easier for elite members to match their AA and Hyatt status. If you hold American Airlines invite-only Concierge Key status you will receive Hyatt Globalist status free. Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum members will be able to gain Hyatt status at an accelerated rate.
It will also be possible for World of Hyatt status holders to accelerate AAdvantage status, although the details of this are not yet clear. You can find out more on aa.com here.
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How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards (August 2021)
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. You receive an additional 5,000 miles bonus if you convert 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at once.
The best way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points is via the official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. It usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up and 2 points for every £1 you spend.
Until 31st August 2021, however, the sign-up bonus is increased to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
At 2 Bonvoy points per £1, you are earning (at 3:1) 0.66 American Airlines miles per £1 spent on the card. This will increase to 0.83 AA miles per £1 if you convert Bonvoy points in chunks of 60,000 points.
You can apply here.