American Airlines has confirmed its plans to add additional routes from London Heathrow.
From 5th August, flights to Charlotte, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham will resume. Phoenix will join these routes from 25th October.
AA is already flying between Heathrow and New York JFK, and this will continue.
In addition to a resumption in international flying, American Airlines is also re-booting its domestic network and hopes to fly at least 55% of its 2019 domestic capacity by July.
To support its domestic operations the airline will be re-opening 11 Admirals Club lounges in 10 cities from 22nd June, including Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, LA, New York JFK and LaGuardia, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington DC. Lounge service will differ from usual, offering just pre-packaged snacks, although you can expect a full service bar.
To help boost passenger demand, American Airlines has unveiled its ‘Summer of Deals’ promotion which includes double miles on flights before 30th September.
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.