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.

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 […]

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 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, 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 […]

My review of MBNA’s Horizon Visa credit card – possibly the UK’s best credit card to use when travelling

This is my review of MBNA’s new Horizon Visa credit card. 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 […]

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 […]

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