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.

British Airways launches an August-only US Business sale from Dublin

British Airways has launched a range of attractive Club World business class fares out of Dublin, exclusively for travel in August.  Only the US seems to be included. Here are some examples: Dublin to New York JFK – €1,337 return  Dublin to San Francisco – €1,629 […]

Hilton drops ‘Travelling Connect’ but you can still earn points with your mobile abroad

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for June? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

How to book American Airlines flights with Avios whilst ba.com is not working properly

In theory, booking American Airlines flights with British Airways Avios is very straightforward. British Airways will show American Airlines flights on their booking system and you book them like any BA redemption. However, ba.com once again has issues displaying American Airlines award availability. This has […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

MBNA will offer you the UK’s best credit card for travelling to stop you defecting!

Yesterday I wrote about how MBNA has pulled the plug on the UK Etihad Guest credit card from 27th July.  This is also now confirmed as the final date for the MBNA American Airlines credit card. It isn’t yet clear if the Lufthansa, United and […]

Something I never knew: VERY low-tax AA redemptions with Avios from Spain

We have written many times about the financial benefits of booking long-haul Avios redemptions on Iberia, and via Iberia Plus and not British Airways Executive Club. Taxes are a fraction of what you would pay to fly a similar route on BA direct from London, […]

1000 Marriott or IHG points from Hertz for almost everyone and an Accor/Hertz status match

A couple of years ago, Hertz and Le Club AccorHotels launched a partnership.  It has been pretty quiet since then but it seems that the key benefits – a Hertz status match and a chunk of free Hertz points – are still available. Hertz is offering […]

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

As we wrote yesterday, MBNA has written to holders of the American Airlines UK credit cards this week to tell them that they are closing at the end of July. Today I thought I would run through the options if you still want to collect […]

Bits: BA innovates its long-haul deep clean programme, update on redeeming Avios for Flybe, MBNA closes its AA cards

News in brief: British Airways starts long-haul deep clean BA has been circulating some images internally of the innovative deep clean programme which has been taking place on all 120 long-haul aircraft. With surprising honesty, it says “Dirty interiors have been a source of complaints […]

Who did you pick as your preferred Premium Economy and Economy long-haul airline?

In January and March we ran two market research surveys on Head for Points, dressed up as competitions.  As I didn’t think of the original idea, I am free to say that the concept was very clever. An airline approached us to get an understanding […]

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 […]