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American Airlines to move more flights to Heathrow Terminal 5

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American Airlines has announced another round of musical chairs at Terminal 5, with a number of services moving to join British Airways at Terminal 5.

This will benefit anyone connecting to or from a British Airways short haul flight. It will also give American Airlines a breather whilst its Terminal 3 lounges are closed for refurbishment.

The following routes will operate from Terminal 5 from 27th March to 30th October:

American Airlines to move more flights to Heathrow Terminal 5
  • Dallas – Fort Worth
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York JFK

The following routes will remain in Heathrow Terminal 3:

  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Raleigh – Durham

It isn’t clear what the long term plan is for American Airlines at London Heathrow. Before covid, there was talk of introducing a US immigration station in Terminal 5C and moving all British Airways and American Airlines departures to the United States to the satellite.

You can read more about the terminal switch on the AA website here.

You can learn how to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards in this HfP guide.

How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards

How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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.

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Comments (54)

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  • zark says:

    I’m not sure this is just limited to top resorts.
    For instance, Hilton near Tewkesbury is up from 30K to 40K.

  • Manya says:

    Worth also mentioning that Hilton are currently offering a 100% bonus on points that are purchased.

  • Jeff77 says:

    Not really a surprise that stuff is getting more expensive when inflation is going to be close to double digits soon

  • Matthew says:

    Yeah lots have gone up. Stansted airport Hampton used to be 20,000 points cap now it’s 30,000. 50% increase overnight, thank you Hilton.

  • Mikeact says:

    My flight to Philadelphia is still showing departure ex T5, but I guess I’ll get notification from BA shortly. Only annoyance, if it is now T3, is moving the car park booking.

    • qrfan says:

      Much bigger annoyance for me would be the lack of decent lounges vs the epic T3 selection. Quite annoyed as LHR – JFK via AA is the most common work route.

  • Peter K says:

    Hilton Dalaman has gone up from 70k to 80k this year I noticed.

    • can says:

      That happened before the devaluation.. I thought it was 70k last year because no european visited Turkey due to restrictions and red list..

      • Peter K says:

        It’s been 70k at least since 2019. It was under 70k for a lot of last year due to low demand. Up to 80k this year.

    • Peter says:

      I paid 49k per night in November 2020, when the resort was dead. Even got an upgrade to corner suite as Gold. It’s much better than the new Hilton Cancun.

  • Harry T says:

    Not going to lie, I’m glad I previously locked in five nights at WA Amsterdam for April 2022 and five nights at WA Beverley Hills for August 2022, at the old price of 95k points a night. The hotels are retailing for 1000 euros and 1000 USD plus a night respectively.

    • Rob says:

      I locked in a big Junior Suite (now upgraded to a full suite) at the Amstel for €495 for early April by booking it back in January 🙂

      • Harry T says:

        Nice work! It was definitely best to book some time ago, before the economic recovery and post covid rebound in europe.

  • Alex B says:

    Rob do you see anyway the loyalty schemes can square the US Credit Card points/income with rewarding non US credit card holders who actually stay at hotels?

    • Rob says:

      BA has done it, by doubling taxes and charges on flights from the US. It’s not a luxury the hotel schemes have. Your only positive is that, of course, most Americans never actually leave the country so it’s arguable what dilution you’d be feeling if you went to, say, Tokyo.

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