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: Flybe cuts at Cardiff, Doncaster, Norwich and Exeter, BA / AA US changes, Terminal 5 gets a (real) dinosaur!

News in brief: Flybe to close or shrink four UK bases Flybe has announced that it will close its bases at Cardiff and Doncaster Sheffield at the end of the Summer season in late October. Flights using jet aircraft from Exeter and Norwich will also […]

How to redeem Avios for low tax US domestic flights – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13

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

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

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

Who did you pick as your most loved Economy airline? And who won the New York flights?

Last week we ran a market research survey on Head for Points, dressed up as a competition. 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 of […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

This article looks at how to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Being able to upgrade British Airways tickets using Avios is a well known feature of the programme as I wrote in this article.  There is also a full page on ba.com […]

Bits: good BA Holidays flash sale, more cuts of BA CityFlyer weekend flights, earn AA miles at Hyatt

News in brief: Good new BA Holidays flash sale launched BA Holidays is running another of its ‘luxury flash sale’ events this weekend. You have until Tuesday 30th October to book. Here are the headline deals in Business / Club World they are using to […]

Competition & Markets Authority launches probe into the BA / AA / Iberia / Finnair transatlantic JV

The Competition & Markets Authority launched an investigation yesterday into the transatlantic joint venture which is operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia. Details are on the CMA website here. Almost all Head for Points readers will know that these are all airlines […]

My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 1)

This is my review of Business Class on American Airlines Boeing 77W (777-300) between London Heathrow and New York JFK. This is the first of two sister articles.  Today I want to consider the following question: When redeeming Avios to the US, you often have […]

My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of Business Class on American Airlines Boeing 77W (777-300ER) between London Heathrow and New York JFK. Part 1, which focused on the cabin, the seat and the IFE, can be found by clicking here. In this part I […]

Review of the American Airlines First Class lounge, London Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the American Airlines First Class lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. I started in British Airways Galleries First in Terminal 3 which I reviewed yesterday.  After an hour there, I decided to try the other Terminal 3 lounge I had […]

Bits: American Airlines to add new UK routes, Marriott / SPG account merger working and what I booked

News in brief: Changes to American Airlines’ international destinations American Airlines has announced changes to its international network with new destinations in Europe coupled with a number of route cancellations. The newly added routes to the UK and Ireland are: Phoenix to London Heathrow, seasonal […]

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 […]

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