Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

American Airlines and AAdvantage

AAdvantage is the frequent flyer program of British Airways partner American Airlines.

Don’t forget that you can both earn and spend Avios on American Airlines through your British Airways, Iberia Plus or Aer Lingus AerClub account.

It works in the other direction too. This article looks at how you can upgrade your British Airways flights with AAdvantage miles.

Our guide on how you can earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles from UK credit cards is here.

American Airlines and Marriott Rewards kiss and make up

If you applied for the MBNA American Airlines credit card in May when it was offering an amazing 35,000 miles for signing up, you may be looking for additional ways to top up your new American .....

If you applied for the MBNA American Airlines credit card in May when it was offering an amazing 35,000 .....

by Rob Burgess3 comments

Why I have started checking British Airways reward seats on aa.com

The British Airways website has a lot of good things about it, let’s be clear about that. However, when it comes to quickly checking award availability, I have begun to find it a pain. I have .....

The British Airways website has a lot of good things about it, let’s be clear about that. However, when .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

Which 35 airlines can you book with Avios points?

I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios partner airlines. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because .....

I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a .....

by Rob Burgess13 comments

British Airways launches ‘Double Avios’ in First and Club World

You probably received an email about this promotion directly from British Airways but if you didn’t, here is a quick summary. British Airways is offering double Avios (that is double base .....

You probably received an email about this promotion directly from British Airways but if you didn’t, .....

by Rob Burgess6 comments

Get 12 months interest-free credit on British Airways flights

I have run a few posts recently about the 35,000 mile sign-up bonus on the American Airlines credit cards, issued by MBNA. This is great deal – as long as you can make the £5,000 spending .....

I have run a few posts recently about the 35,000 mile sign-up bonus on the American Airlines credit cards, .....

by Rob Burgess33 comments

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios and other airline miles?

View from the Wing ran a good summary recently on the expiry policies for the major airline frequent flyer programmes. There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired .....

View from the Wing ran a good summary recently on the expiry policies for the major airline frequent .....

by Rob Burgess22 comments

39,000 American Airlines miles post promptly from my MBNA card

Just a quick update to say that if you got the American Airlines credit card with the amazing (given the card is free) 35,000 American Airlines miles sign-up bonus, your miles should post OK. My first .....

Just a quick update to say that if you got the American Airlines credit card with the amazing (given the card .....

by Rob Burgess52 comments

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

I recently had an email asking ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. This is not as easy an answer as you might think. Whilst there are the BA and Lloyds / TSB cards .....

I recently had an email asking ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. This is .....

by Rob Burgess21 comments

A sneaky way to hit the £5,000 spend target on the AA credit cards

I received some good news by email yesterday – I have been approved for the American Airlines credit cards with the fantastic 35,000 miles sign-up bonus! I was a little worried, to be honest, .....

I received some good news by email yesterday – I have been approved for the American Airlines credit .....

by Rob Burgess51 comments

If you ever needed proof that this hobby was worth pursuing ….

If you ever try to discuss miles and points with your friends, you may find their eyes glaze over, or they grumble that ‘it’s all too complicated’ or something similar …. Next .....

If you ever try to discuss miles and points with your friends, you may find their eyes glaze over, or they .....

by Rob Burgess24 comments

Generous Hertz deals with Virgin Flying Club and American Airlines

Hertz is running a couple of decent promotions at the moment which are worth a look if you are planning to hire a car, either for business or over the May holiday weekends. The first promotion is for .....

Hertz is running a couple of decent promotions at the moment which are worth a look if you are planning to .....

by Rob Burgess3 comments

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