American Airlines and AAdvantage

As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can use your British Airways Avios points for American Airlines flights. Domestic flights in the US are particularly good value because there are no taxes added.


Our main article explaining how to use your Avios points for domestic US flights with American is here. You will also find articles on how to earn and spend American's own miles among the articles below.

Bits: IHG 80% ‘buy points’ bonus, ViaVan launches £3 London rides, 25% American Airlines transfer bonus

News in brief: New IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus Until 31st May, you can buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 80%. The page to buy points is here – log in […]

All you need to know about American Airlines new Flagship Lounges

American Airlines has been rolling out a new lounge product over the last nine months: Flagship Lounges.  We haven’t covered them on HfP yet as the London one won’t open until later this year, but as some readers have recently sent us pictures from their […]

BA to launch Hand Baggage Only fares on long-haul transatlantic routes

In a ‘not really unexpected’ move to see off the challenge from Norwegian et al, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and American Airlines are launching ‘hand baggage only’ fares on transatlantic routes. These fares will be available from April. For American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia, […]

American Airlines makes it harder to book with Avios via new controls on inventory

A few weeks ago, American Airlines made some changes to how it offers its seats for award travel.  This has an impact on you if you were planning to use your Avios to book an American Airlines ticket. My mate Dave, who runs LGBT travel […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to redeem Avios for domestic flights in the United States. With the US […]

LOTS of American Airlines (very comfy) business class seats between London and the US for Avios

American Airlines now has a very good business class product on its London to New York route.  It is a herringbone layout and looks like this: …. on the new Boeing 777-300ER (77W in AA parlance) and: ….. on refurbished older Boeing 777-200 (772 in […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3 – How to Upgrade With Avios

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to use Avios points to upgrade British Airways flights. I run occasional articles on […]

Bits: BA lounge guesting rules relaxed, AirPortr partnering with AA, 40% off PartnerPlusBenefit redemptions

News in brief: British Airways lounge guesting rules relaxed over Christmas Whilst there has been no official announcement, British Airways seems to have relaxed its Gatwick and Heathrow lounge access policy for Gold members. Until 13th January it appears that: a Gold card holder can take […]

What is the best replacement for the UK American Airlines AAdvantage credit card?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. MBNA closed the American Airlines AAdvantage credit card in the UK this week. It also closed […]

Bits: 100% IHG buy points bonus, Marriott to AA bonus, Hyatt New York deal

News in brief: (Note: parts of this article appeared on the site by accident on Friday for a few hours which is why it may sound familiar!) 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Airlines AAdvantage Visa

This is my review of the American Airlines AAdvantage credit card issued in the UK by MBNA. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

News in brief: Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors On Monday, Hilton Honors ran another of its occasional ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. A photo from the day is below.  Amusingly, at least half […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

Bits: American drops Manchester-New York, Emirates launches 50% off economy reward sale

News in brief: American Airlines to drop Manchester to New York American Airlines has confirmed that it is dropping its seasonal Manchester to New York service.  It will not be returning in March for the launch of the Spring timetable, with the last flight departing […]

LAST CALL: Get 15,000 American Airlines miles with the MBNA Visa card

Back in June, the free American Airlines ‘Amex and Visa double-pack’ was withdrawn from the market.  It was replaced by a new card.  Take a look: This happened because American Express has cancelled all of its licensing deals with other credit card issuers.  The first […]