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: American moves to Terminal 5, 2500 Avios with an Avis long-term rental, Amazon Summer Sale

News in brief: American Airlines moving to Heathrow Terminal 5 American Airlines will be moving all of its London Heathrow flights into BA’s Terminal 5 from tomorrow, Tuesday. ‘All’ isn’t much at the moment, of course.  American is only operating four flights – one per […]

American Airlines restarts flights to Heathrow from five more US cities

American Airlines has confirmed its plans to add additional routes from London Heathrow. From 5th August, flights to Charlotte, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham will resume. Phoenix will join these routes from 25th October. AA is already flying between Heathrow and New York JFK, and […]

American Airlines and British Airways forced to surrender London to USA slots by Competition & Markets Authority

The Competition & Markets Authority has today published its provisional findings into its 18 month review of the ‘UK to US’ part of the transatlantic joint venture operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia, Finnair and (soon) Aer Lingus. This is a difficult time to […]

Will the British Airways / American Airlines joint venture be broken up if Virgin Atlantic goes bust?

However good your hearing is, you will have struggled to pick up the sound of British Airways demanding that Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian must not receive Government support and be allowed to fail. Have you wondered why? After all, Willie Walsh – CEO of BA’s […]

How to redeem Avios points for low tax US American Airlines domestic flights (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 13)

This article explains how to redeem Avios for domestic flights in the United States. 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. With […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights with Avios points (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 […]

Which good miles and points deals are ending today?

We have temporarily suspended our fortnightly ‘deals ending soon’ feature.  The majority of the deals were flight and hotel related and there isn’t much of that going on at the moment! We are keeping the list going in the background, and we’ll continue to let […]

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 […]

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