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.

More British Airways tier-point earning flights as Alaska Airlines joins the oneworld alliance

Alaska Airlines announced yesterday that it will be joining the oneworld airline alliance.  This is a welcome boost for the alliance following the resignation of LATAM.  Royal Air Maroc is already gearing up to join oneworld on 1st April. Alaska Airlines has been a British […]

American Airlines dropping three hotel partners – Hilton, Choice and Best Western

In a surprising move, American Airlines has announced that it is dropping three major hotel partners on 31st March. The hotel chains impacted are: Best Western Rewards Choice Privileges Rewards Hilton Honors The following chains remain partners for now: IHG Rewards Club Marriott Bonvoy World […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios, airline miles and hotel points?

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 […]

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Back in September, we wrote about an excellent hotel promotion. Hotel booking site Rocketmiles was (and still is) offering ‘first time users’ 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles for a one night booking. I tried this offer out myself last week when I was […]

American Airlines to launch flights from Boston to London Heathrow

Boston currently finds itself in the middle of a war between JetBlue – the low-cost US airline which the legacy carriers are desperate to keep away from transatlantic routes – Delta and American Airlines. As we covered back in August, Delta is launching Gatwick to […]

Book Manchester to Las Vegas business class flights for £1400 on BA or AA

American Airlines and British Airways are offering decent mid-week fares from Manchester to Las Vegas for a limited time in November / December. You can connect in London or in one of American Airlines’ mid-Atlantic hubs. I managed to get fares for £1382 in the […]

American Airlines and Hyatt have launched an elite status match

American Airlines and World of Hyatt have just launched a partnership between their two loyalty schemes, but you need to be an elite member to benefit. This new partnership will allow elite members to earn either bonus AAdvantage Miles at Hyatt properties and Hyatt points […]

Excellent Christmas & New Year USA fares from £1,061 on British Airways from France & Germany

British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair – all British Airways partners, and all earning Avios and BA tier points – have launched some excellent Winter deals from France and Germany to the United States. If you are looking for a Christmas break in the […]

British Airways adding Philadelphia flights, American Airlines adding Miami flights

British Airways and American Airlines have jointly announced some changes to their US scheduling for the Winter timetable, starting in late October. From 27th October, American Airlines is adding an extra Heathrow to Miami flight.  There will now be five Miami flights each day, equally […]

How to redeem Avios points for low tax US American Airlines 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 British Airways Flights With Avios (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 3)

This article explains how to use Avios points to upgrade British Airways flights. 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. 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 your 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 […]

Get 1,000 American Airlines miles at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotels

Whilst this is a little niche, there is no harm in signing up if you have a stay – it is more free miles. Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, the two ‘limited service’ brands in the Hyatt portfolio, are offering 1,000 American Airlines miles for […]

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 […]

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