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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: win 75000 Lufthansa miles, something up at ART & LOUNGE in T4, American launching Boston to Heathrow

News in brief: Win 75,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles! To promote the Lufthansa Miles & More payment cards (which I rate highly – you get 10,000 miles as a sign-up bonus and 1.25 miles per £1 spent, see my review here), Affiniture is giving […]

Book Manchester to Las Vegas 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 elite status matching

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 BA/AA/IB 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 […]

BA adding Philadelphia flights, American 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 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 […]

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

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 […]

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. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK. You see all of the reviews here. I started in British Airways Galleries First in […]

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 between 31st March 2019 and 26th October 2019 (daily) […]

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