21 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles 21 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

21 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

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One of the most important methods to increase the potential value of your miles is to learn about all of the ways you can use them. Did you know you can use American Airlines AAdvantage miles to book flights with 21 different partner airlines?

If you limit yourself to American-operated flights, you can visit roughly 350 destinations in about 60 countries. But if you include partner airlines, your choices balloon to more than 900 destinations in approximately 170 countries and territories.

Here's a look at the airlines you can book with American Airlines miles, including some of the best ways to redeem American Airlines miles.

American Airlines Partners

American Airlines' partner airline page lists 24 airlines: 13 Oneworld members and 11 additional partners. However, you can't redeem AAdvantage miles for flights on some AAdvantage partner airlines, including IndiGo and JetSMART. And the JetBlue and American Airlines partnership is coming to a close.

Here are the Oneworld airlines you can book with AAdvantage miles:

And here are the other American Airlines partners that you can book with AAdvantage miles:

  • Air Tahiti Nui
  • Cape Air
  • China Southern Airlines (call AAdvantage to book)
  • Etihad Airways
  • Fiji Airways
  • GOL Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Silver Airways

As you can see, the subset of airlines you can book with AAdvantage miles includes airlines throughout the world.

North AmericaEuropeAsiaAustralia, New Zealand
& South Pacific
Africa & Middle EastSouth America
Alaska AirlinesBritish AirwaysCathay PacificAir Tahiti NuiEtihad AirwaysGOL Airlines
American AirlinesFinnairChina Southern AirlinesFiji AirwaysQatar Airways
Cape AirIberiaJapan AirlinesQantasRoyal Air Maroc
Hawaiian AirlinesMalaysia AirlinesRoyal Jordanian
Silver AirwaysSri Lankan Airlines

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Earning American Airlines Miles

You may think it is difficult to earn American Airlines miles since the AAdvantage program isn't a transfer partner of any major bank points program. But here's a look at the programs that do transfer to American AAdvantage.

Transfer Ratio
Average Time
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
Choice Hotels (Choice Privileges)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
Hyatt (World of Hyatt)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
IHG Hotels & Resorts (One Rewards)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
RBC Rewards
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
Avion cardholders only
Shangri-La (Circle)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)
Wyndham Rewards (Days Inn, etc.)
American Airlines (AAdvantage)

Transferring points or miles to American AAdvantage will generally provide poor value. The primary exception is Bilt Rewards points and, for some high-value redemptions, Marriott Bonvoy points.

You can also buy American Airlines miles. And you can earn American Airlines miles through Bask Bank, AAdvantage Dining, and SimplyMiles.

You can also add one or more cobranded American Airlines credit cards to your wallet to earn AAdvantage miles on your spending. Here's a look at a few of our favorite cards:

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee$99, waived for first 12 months
Welcome Offer Earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
The AA Platinum Select card is a great choice for anyone who travels at least a few times per year with American Airlines. Cardholders get a free checked bag on domestic itineraries, priority boarding and a 25% discount on in-flight purchases.

With these perks, it's easy to justify the annual fee of $99, waived for first 12 months.
  • Free checked bags for you and up to 4 companions on domestic itineraries
  • Priority boarding to help you win the race for overhead bin space
  • A 25% discount on inflight food, beverage, and Wi-Fi purchases
  • Earn 2X miles for every $1 spent at restaurants
  • Earn 2X miles for every $1 spent at gas stations
  • Earn 2X miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn 1X mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee$595
Welcome Offer Earn 70,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $7,000 within the first 3 months of account opening.
The AA Executive Card card is by far the most cost effective way to gain access to American Airlines Admirals Club lounges. Even better, you can extend the benefit to authorized users (for a fee), and this card offers a free checked bag, on domestic AA flights, priority checkin and boarding, and a credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.
  • Complimentary Admirals Club membership for the primary cardholder
  • Admirals Club membership for authorized user accounts
  • First checked bag free on domestic AA flights for you and up to 8 companions
  • Priority check-in, TSA screening lines, and boarding
  • 10,000 bonus Loyalty Points after you spend $40,000 in purchases within the year
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Earn 10X miles for every $1 spent on eligible hotels booked at aa.com/hotels and eligible rental cars booked through aa.com/cars
  • Earn 4X miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases (increased to 5X miles through the end of the calendar year after you pass $150,000 in purchases annually)
  • Earn 1X mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases

American Airlines AAdvantage® MileUp®
American Airlines AAdvantage® MileUp®
Annual Fee$0
Welcome Bonus Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • 10,000 AAdvantage® miles and a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • 2X AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases and at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services
  • Save 25% on inflight drinks and snacks when you use your card on American Airlines flights
  • $0 annual fee
  • 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services
  • 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases

Related: Do American Airlines Miles Expire?

Award Pricing for American Airlines Flights

You can redeem miles for American Airlines flights. For one-way awards solely operated by American Airlines and originating in North America, you can see estimated starting rates on the following award chart:

American Airlines AAdvantage award chart
Estimated starting rates for one-way American Airlines operated awards originating in North America. Credit: American Airlines

But, you'll sometimes find lower rates. And you'll often find much higher rates. In short, the award chart for flights American Airlines operates isn't all that useful in practice since it only shows estimated starting values.

For shorter flights, you may want to consider booking your American Airlines flight with British Airways Avios. Oftentimes, the points costs for these flights are lower through the Avios program than through the AAdvantage program.

Related:  American Airlines Mileage Discount When Booking Round-Trip Awards

American Airlines Partner Award Charts

American AAdvantage still maintains partner award charts, organized by region of origin, for itineraries that involve Oneworld or partner airlines. And this is where you can find excellent value.

Unlike AAdvantage's award chart for American-operated flights, rates for awards involving partner airlines do not vary. One flat redemption cost applies, subject to award availability of course.

Here's a look at the partner award chart for one-way itineraries that originate in the contiguous 48 U.S. states or Canada (check the partner award chart page to see charts for travel originating in other regions).

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in the contiguous 48 U.S. states or Canada. Credit: American Airlines

Many additional qualifiers follow this chart on American's webpage, like routing rules and airline stipulations. Before planning travel to any of these regions on partner airlines, make sure to read these conditions carefully.

Related: Tricks for Booking Awards Using AAdvantage Miles

Oneworld Partner Flights

You can redeem American Airlines miles for itineraries that include flights operated by Oneworld airlines and other AAdvantage partners.

As long as your itinerary includes at least one segment operated by an airline that's not American Airlines, you'll pay set award rates defined by the AAdvantage partner award chart. Here's a look at your options.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines, which is based on the U.S. West Coast and serves more than 120 destinations in North and Central America, joined the Oneworld alliance in 2021.

You can redeem American Airlines miles for award travel on Alaska Airlines, including itineraries with flights operated by other Oneworld and partner airlines. Plus, travelers with American Airlines elite status can also enjoy select elite perks when flying on Alaska Airlines.

Award rates follow the AAdvantage partner award chart. So, you'll need to redeem 12,500 miles for a one-way economy award within the contiguous 48 U.S. states or Canada that includes flights operated by Alaska Airlines.

British Airways

British Airways serves nearly 250 destinations in 90 countries from its hub in London. You can redeem American miles for travel on British Airways, including itineraries with some segments operated by other Oneworld and partner airlines.

When you go to redeem American miles for an award flight between the U.S. and Europe, chances are good that you'll see some results with at least one segment operated by British Airways.

The positive of awards with at least one segment operated by British Airways is that these awards will price based on the AAdvantage partner award chart, meaning you'll need to redeem the following miles for a one-way itinerary between the contiguous 48 U.S. states and Europe:

  • Economy: 30,000 miles (22,500 miles for travel on off-peak dates)
  • Premium economy: 40,000 miles
  • Business: 57,500 miles
  • First: 85,000 miles

You can also redeem 10,000 miles for a one-way economy award (or 15,000 miles for a one-way business/first class award) within the United Kingdom.

However, the negative of awards with some or all segments operated by British Airways is high taxes and fees. The taxes and fees tend to be worse when you have longer segments operated by British Airways.

Taxes and fees on premium cabin award tickets can exceed $600 each way. If your itinerary calls for transatlantic travel on British Airways, consider booking with Asia Miles instead of AAdvantage miles to save on exorbitant surcharges.

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific serves more than 90 destinations in 35 countries from its hub in Hong Kong. You can redeem American miles for award travel on Cathay Pacific, including itineraries with segments operated by other Oneworld and partner airlines.

Cathay Pacific serves several destinations within the United States and offers a logical and comfortable way to jet around Asia. From select cities in the United States, you can redeem AAdvantage miles and reach many popular destinations within Asia with a single connection.

The Hong Kong-based carrier operates from what American AAdvantage defines as “Asia Region 2.” This means that the following AAdvantage partner award chart applies for one-way award flights operated by Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong and most other destinations in Asia (the primary exceptions are Japan and Korea, which are in “Asia Region 1”):

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart for Asia Region 2
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in Asia Region 2. Credit: American Airlines


Finnish flag carrier Finnair only flies to a few cities in the United States, but it serves more than 150 destinations in 50 countries from its hub in Helsinki.

Below is the applicable AAdvantage partner award chart for one-way travel on Finnair, including itineraries with other Oneworld and partner airlines, from Europe.

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart for Europe
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in Europe. Credit: American Airlines

You can also fly within Finland for just 10,000 miles one-way in economy. So while Finnair might not offer quite as many destinations worldwide as other partners like British Airways, it makes exploring Scandinavia possible with American Airlines miles.


Based in Madrid, Iberia operates routes to almost 120 destinations in 45 countries. Iberia serves some U.S. airports, so it may let you avoid the high taxes and fees that you'd incur flying British Airways transatlantic.

You can redeem American miles for award travel on Iberia (including flights marketed by Iberia but operated by Iberia Express), other Oneworld airlines, and partner airlines. These award redemptions follow the standard AAdvantage partner award chart, which also lets you fly one-way within Spain for just 10,000 miles in economy or 15,000 in business/first class.

But, for direct flights between North America and Spain, consider using Iberia Avios instead of American Airlines miles. Iberia charges as few as 17,000 Avios in economy or 34,000 Avios in business for a one-way flight between the East Coast and Spain.

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Japan Airlines

Want to visit Asia and fly comfortably, regardless of class of cabin? Japan Airlines leads the way, serving more than 80 destinations in 20 countries from its hubs in Japan.

You can redeem American miles for award travel on Japan Airlines, including awards involving other Oneworld and partner airlines. Japan belongs to “Asia Region 1” on the AAdvantage partner award chart, so redemptions start at 35,000 miles in economy and go up to 80,000 miles for first-class awards for travel between the contiguous 48 U.S. states and Japan.

Travelers can connect in Japan to anywhere in “Asia Region 2” for 2,500 more miles in economy, 10,000 more miles in business class, or 30,000 more miles in first class. Interestingly, no additional miles are required to connect to “Asia Region 2” if you are booking a premium economy award from the contiguous 48 U.S. states.

You can also redeem American miles to fly within Japan for just 7,500 miles one-way in economy and 15,000 miles one-way in business/first.

One final thing to keep in mind with Japan Airlines: the airline serves some smaller airports in the United States. When piecing together award travel plans, consider checking for award space to smaller airports such as San Diego.

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines serves more than 50 destinations across Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and the Middle East.

Despite not offering any routes to North America, the Kuala Lumpur-based airline can still be useful for award travelers who want to book flights between the destinations it serves. You can redeem American miles for awards on Malaysia Airlines, including itineraries involving other Oneworld and partner airlines.

Similar to Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong hub, Malaysia Airlines' Kuala Lumpur hub is in “Asia Region 2” for the AAdvantage partner award chart.


Qantas serves more than 80 destinations in 20 countries from its hubs in Australia. You can redeem American miles for travel on Qantas, including itineraries with other Oneworld and partner airlines.

Australia is in the “South Pacific” region on the AAdvantage partner award chart. Here's a look at the amount of American Airlines miles you'll need to redeem for a one-way award between the contiguous 48 U.S. states and the South Pacific region (including Australia):

  • Economy: 40,000 miles
  • Premium economy: 65,000 miles
  • Business/First: 80,000 miles
  • First: 110,000 miles

You can also redeem American miles for one-way awards within Australia at a rate of 10,000 miles in economy, 15,000 miles in premium economy, and 20,000 miles in business/first. And you can fly one-way between Australia and New Zealand for 15,000 miles in economy, 20,000 miles in premium economy, and 25,000 miles in business/first.

Qatar Airways

My favorite way to redeem American Airlines miles is for travel in business class on Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways serves about 140 destinations across six continents from its hub in Doha, and you can include flights operated by other Oneworld and partner airlines when redeeming American miles for Qatar-operated flights.

For 70,000 American miles each way, the AAdvantage partner award chart lets you travel between the contiguous 48 U.S. states and the Middle East or Indian Subcontinent in Qatar's incredible Qsuite product. For an extra 5,000 miles, you can reach many destinations within the African continent as well, all with just one stop in Doha.

Before you book, consider checking whether your flight(s) will have Qsuite seats. If you don't have the miles or award availability to travel in business class, Qatar's economy class provides a perfectly pleasant experience as well.

Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc serves more than 100 destinations from its hub in Casablanca. You can redeem American miles for travel on Royal Air Maroc, including itineraries involving other Oneworld and partner airlines.

The AAdvantage partner award chart region definitions put Morocco in the “Europe” region. You'll need to redeem American miles as follows to fly between the contiguous 48 U.S. states and the AAdvantage “Europe” region:

  • Economy: 30,000 miles (22,500 miles for travel on off-peak dates)
  • Premium economy: 40,000 miles
  • Business: 57,500 miles
  • First: 85,000 miles

You'll need to redeem significantly more miles if you want to connect through Casablanca to other destinations in the Middle East, Africa, or the Indian Subcontinent. However, you can redeem just 5,000 American miles in economy and 10,000 miles in business/first to fly within Morocco.

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Royal Jordanian Airlines serves nearly 45 destinations in 30 countries from its hub in Amman.

Like Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines offers a connection point in the Middle East for Oneworld travelers. But unlike Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian does not offer enclosed suites in business class and it serves fewer U.S. cities.

Like Qatar Airways' Doha hub, Royal Jordanian Airlines' Amman hub lies in the AAdvantage partner award chart “Middle East” region. Based on the award chart, you can fly one-way transatlantic between the contiguous 48 U.S. states and the Middle East for 40,000 AAdvantage miles in economy, 62,500 miles in premium economy, 70,000 miles in business/first, and 115,000 miles in first class.

You can also redeem American Airlines miles to fly within Jordan for 7,500 miles one-way in economy and 10,000 miles one-way in business/first.

SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines doesn't serve any U.S. airports. However, the carrier serves many destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and some destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East from its hub in Colombo.

You can redeem American Airlines miles for award travel that includes segments operated by SriLankan Airlines, other Oneworld airlines, and partner airlines. So, you could fly another Oneworld or partner airline and connect to one or more SriLankan Airlines flights if you live in an area not served directly by SriLankan.

Here's a look at the AAdvantage partner award chart for one-way itineraries that originate in the “Indian Subcontinent” region.

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart for the Indian subcontinent
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in the Indian Subcontinent region. Credit: American Airlines

Flights on Non-Alliance Partners

As mentioned earlier, American AAdvantage has some partners that aren't part of the Oneworld alliance. You can't currently redeem American miles for flights on two partners (IndiGo and JetSMART), so we won't discuss these partners further.

But, you can redeem American miles for itineraries that include at least one AAdvantage partner flight at the rates defined by the AAdvantage partner award chart. Here's what you need to know.

Air Tahiti Nui

With just four total planes in its fleet, Air Tahiti Nui serves five destinations from its hub in Papeete, French Polynesia: Auckland, Los Angeles, Paris (via Los Angeles), Seattle, and Tokyo.

You can redeem American miles for one-way flights to or from the South Pacific (which includes French Polynesia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and many other destinations) based on the following AAdvantage partner award chart:

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart for the South Pacific region
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in the South Pacific region. Credit: American Airlines

A couple of items in this chart stand out. First, it costs just 5,000 miles extra to fly in business class to Paris compared to Los Angeles. Continuing to Europe from California more than doubles the length of the journey, yet there's a very minor mileage cost.

Also, travel within the South Pacific in economy class costs just 15,000 miles. That means travelers can fly from Papeete to New Zealand, Australia, and many other destinations within the South Pacific for just 15,000 miles one-way in economy.

Cape Air

The first time I saw a Cape Air plane, I thought it was a private plane. But Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the U.S.

Based on the AAdvantage partner page for Cape Air, you can only redeem AAdvantage miles for flights on the eight routes shown in the map below.

AAdvantage miles: Cape Air
Credit: Great Circle Mapper

However, Cape Air doesn't currently operate many of these routes. You can still redeem 12,500 American Airlines miles for the short economy flight between Chicago and Manistee, Michigan, though.

Redeeming American miles for Cape Air
Credit: American Airlines

But, these short flights are often bookable for under $100. So, consider whether booking a paid rate will be better before you redeem American miles for your Cape Air flight.

China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines is the largest airline in China. It serves 224 destinations in 40 countries from its hubs in Guangzhou and Beijing.

You can redeem American miles for travel on China Southern Airlines and you can include Oneworld and other partner airlines on your itineraries. However, you must call AAdvantage Reservations to book awards with one or more segments operated by China Southern Airlines.

Similar to Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong hub and Malaysia Airlines' Kuala Lumpur hub, the two China Southern Airlines hubs in China are located in “Asia Region 2” for the AAdvantage partner award chart.

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways serves more than 70 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Abu Dhabi lies in the “Middle East” region on the AAdvantage partner award chart, but many travelers use Abu Dhabi as a connecting point. Similar to Qatar Airways hub in Doha, Etihad Airways' hub in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) offers travelers an option to reach faraway destinations with minimal connections.

One aspirational mileage redemption involves flying in Etihad's A380 first-class cabin, which the airline dubs the “Apartment.” You can redeem American Airlines miles for one of the few opportunities to shower in the sky. We've even seen wide-open Etihad Apartments award availability appear several times within the last year, so keep an eye out for future posts if this redemption is on your bucket list.

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Fiji Airways

Flying from its Nadi hub, Fiji Airways offers flights to and from major global cities as well as a variety of Pacific Island countries.

Similar to Air Tahiti Nui's Papeete hub, Fiji Airways' Nadi hub is located in the “South Pacific” region on the AAdvantage partner award chart.

But, since Fiji Airways operates many flights within Fiji and the South Pacific, it can be a great way to explore the region. You can fly one-way within Fiji for just 5,000 American miles in economy or 10,000 miles in business/first. And you can fly within the South Pacific region (including to Australia or New Zealand) for just 15,000 miles in economy, 25,000 miles in premium economy, or 30,000 miles in business/first.

GOL Airlines

LATAM's exit from the Oneworld alliance left American Airlines' reach throughout South America severely limited. Luckily, GOL Airlines helps fill that void.

The low-cost Brazil-based airline serves 64 domestic destinations and 12 international destinations in eight countries. GOL Airlines operates flights between Brazil and Florida, serving both Miami and Orlando.

Most of Brazil is in “South America Region 2” on the AAdvantage partner award chart, but Manaus is in “South America Region 1.” Here's a look at the award chart for one-way itineraries that originate in “South America Region 2.”

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart for the South America 2 region
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in South America Region 2. Credit: American Airlines

Plus, one-way award flights wholly within Brazil cost 7,500 miles in economy and 17,500 miles in business/first. It is common for economy flights within Brazil to cost under $50 each way, though. So be sure to check paid rates before redeeming miles.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines operates many flights between the continental U.S. and Hawaii, but you can't redeem American Airlines miles for these flights. This being said, you can redeem American miles for other flights Hawaiian Airlines operates, including:

  • Intra-Hawaii
  • Hawaii to/from Japan and South Korea
  • Hawaii to/from Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia

Below is the American Airlines partner award chart for flights originating in Hawaii:

American Airlines AAdvantage Oneworld and partner award chart for the Hawaii region
AAdvantage award chart for one-way Oneworld and partner awards originating in Hawaii. Credit: American Airlines

As with most other AAdvantage awards, you can usually include flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines on award itineraries with Oneworld airlines and other partners. However, any flight within Hawaii requires a separate award ticket and is only valid on Hawaiian Airlines.

Related: The Best Points and Miles for Free Flights to Hawaii

Silver Airways

The name Silver Airways might invoke the thought of grey-haired seniors, and their Fort Lauderdale hub does nothing to dispel that notion. But the airline also operates with a focus city of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Silver Airways operates flights through the continental United States and the Caribbean. But, you can only redeem American Airlines for the following six Silver Airways routes in the Caribbean:

Silver Airways flights you can book with American miles
Silver Airways flights you can book with American miles. Credit: Great Circle Mapper

Any flight within the Caribbean requires a separate AAdvantage award (costing 7,500 miles) and must be operated by Silver Airways. And Silver Airways often sells these short flights for under $90 each way. So while the option to redeem miles on flights within the Caribbean sounds great, in practice you might want to save your miles for other higher-value redemptions.

Final Thoughts

American Airlines miles can take you to most places you might want to fly. Best of all, you can make most AAdvantage award bookings — including those that involve one or more segments operated by partner airlines — online without ever needing to speak to an agent.

If you want to travel on an airline not available online, you'll need to contact American Airlines Reservations. If the award can't be booked online, ask the agent to waive any booking fees that might otherwise apply.

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  • Don’t forget Award Wallet will credit your AA miles account with a comment. Thanks AW!

  • E no Brasil, temos algumas opções?

    • Certainly! You can redeem AAdvantage miles for flights on GOL Airlines within Brazil and anywhere GOL flies.

  • I hope that at some point the AAdvantage miles program returns to Argentina. Today in my country none of the big banks have the program.

  • Para mi, AAdvantage es el mejor programa de millas del mercado.

  • Earning miles via commenting on the blog is no longer available 🙁

  • Ricardo Wolter says:

    Ótima notícia!

  • Reviews don’t earn points for AAdvantage miles? Or is it just not tracking?

  • Margaret Julie Hobbs says:

    Excellent info re: using AA to travel to destinations in most continents.

  • Informacion muy util, espero que agreguen mas opciones para Sudamerica,

  • Saben si la compra de millas de AA extienden la validez de las millas? La fecha de expiración.

  • Jorge sallot says:

    AAdvantage es un programa de excelencia, lamentableme ya no quedan entidades bancarias en Argentina, antes CitiBank y luego Santander, lamentable.

  • Leorrorne Roque says:

    Flying a domestic route onboard these AA 777-787 airplanes is always a privilegie: comfortable and safe. No chances for any other single aisle aircraft. Thanks for this great article, an excellent info source for who can accommodate in your trip plan a much better travel experience.

  • This is a super helpful rundown. Thank you

  • Muy util para encontrar la informacion. AAdvantage ha caido en desgracia en ARG desde que se fueron del Santander.

  • I love the diversity of partners and the places they serve… Air Tahiti Nui!! The alliance made our honeymoon much more affordable!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Glen Lalljie says:

    I am amazed that people are deceived into thinking one can use Aadvantage web site to book award flights on partners……that is impossible. Call AA is even impossible to book awards on partners as the gold and platinum desk folks are not even aware of partners destinations…….I think this is all deliberate to prevent people booking award flights.

    • JT Genter says:

      Yeah, some awards are still bookable online. But I’ve noticed the same: AA is clearly trying to make it as difficult as possible to use AA miles on partners.

  • Alejandro Javier Santillan Iturres says:

    What are the ways to prevent my AA mails to expire.

  • Alejandro Javier Santillan Iturres says:

    My AA miles were supposed to expire on April 2022, but now the expiration moved to oct1, 2022. Why is that?

    • Ryan Smith says:

      That new date is likely 24mo from your last AA activity. They changed the expiration from 18 months to 24 months. Was your last activity in your AA account in September or October of 2020?

  • eduardobollati says:

    The program is quite good, with plenty of destinations and airlines. I lost the possibility to earn miles through my credit card expenses in Argentina after Citibank left the business in Argentina. Is there any other bank or credit card program in Argentina linked to AAdvantage? Thanks.

  • Annoying that AW can’t monitor my miles, which I just looked at and saw they are expiring in 2 months. Hoping this comment will buy me a few points to keep them alive longer while I try to find a partner award ticket on AS that is actually valid. I checked over a dozen dates and routes and they are really stingy with allowing me to use those miles.

  • Did American Airlines nd its prtnership with AwardWallet or vice versa?

    I was shocked to not see my balance in my account today.
    I hope none of my miles expired. Very unsatisfied.

  • Interesting information about partnerts airlines.

  • Que paso con Aadvantage en la Wallet?. Desaparecio?

    • Unfortunately, American Airlines has forced us to stop tracking American Airlines accounts on AwardWallet. Neither earning miles via commenting on the blog feature works now. We are very sorry about this and were hoping it would not come to this until the last minute. Due to legal reasons, we are not allowed to disclose further details.

  • Mike Hileman says:

    It is wonderful that AA has so many airline partners around the world. thanks

  • Nelson Pirolo says:

    It is so sad that we can no longer track our points in Award Wallet

  • I have tried to book on alaska or jetblue flights using the aa web site using AA miles. NO other airline other than AA shows up no matter the itinerary ever. Is there a trick to getting ANY other partner airline to show up? I have checked the all airlines box when booking.

  • Juan arturi says:

    Muy buena iniciativa para poder aprovechar nuestras millas AA en otras compañías.
    Muy clara la publicación

  • he tenido la oportunidad de viajar muchas veces con canje de millas con AA y la verdad es que siempre he estado muy satisfecho con el programa. Sin embargo creo que ya no les importamos, por lo menos en Argentina. Ya no es lo que era…Lamento mucho la eliminación de este sitio…

  • Comprehensive as always. Can’t wait to get back flying properly again after all this

  • Totally understand your position. This whole mess definitely makes me less inclined to build-up AA miles in future though, and give my business to the other airlines instead.

  • Are you planning to do a blog post about what’s happened with AA’s removal from your site?

    I’m particularly interested to understand why it’s not possible to do something like you do with Delta and United. I’m guessing they have threatened you pretty seriously, but it would be good to hear the inside story of what has gone on.

    • American Airlines would not even allow us to publicly state why we are doing it. The bottom line is AA is a huge company relative to AwardWallet, we just can’t afford to fight a lawsuit against them. We wish we could tell you the whole backstory but we can’t at this time.

  • Jorge Fabian Gonzalez says:

    I used to use my AA miles in LATAM for flying in South America , but since last year i have no choice.
    It was a pitty that LATAM left ONE WORLD alliance.

  • Daniel Flood says:

    American Airlines is the best carrier in the sky. I have more than a million miles across the major airlines, and I always enjoy my American trips the most.

  • Lamentablemente los Argentinos no les interesamos y no les somos recitales, porque somos un país devaluado.

  • Barbara Steele says:

    Looking forward shortly to Finnair SYD-HKG-HEL-LHR. First sector codeshare on Cathay Pacific, fantastic fares on offer and Oneworld points credited. What’s not to like?

  • Ezequiel Daoud says:

    American Airlines is the best!!!! Always I have a best atention, great space in the cabin, wonderfull meats!!!

  • El programa de AA es uno de los más completos en el mercado. No recuerdo haber tenido inconvenientes cuando los utilicé. Sería interesante AA pueda modificar sus cláusulas en los términos y condiciones del programa para que las millas acumuladas no se venzan como sucede en otras aerolíneas. Muchas gracias a AwardWallet por la información que comparten.

  • Anne-Marie Bourdeau-Lamothe says:

    I’m hoping to be able to resume travelling again soon. Hopefully, this comment section continues to be a way to keep our account active so as not to lose our accumulated points.

  • Muy buen informe de las alianzas del programa.
    Una pena que Latam hayan dejado de formar parte de OneWorld. Era realmente util poder usar las millas dentro de latinoamerica sin tener que pasar por Miami.

  • Creo que el programa de AA es uno de los más completos que existen.
    No tuve inconvenientes cuando lo utilizé.
    Lamentablemente en Argentina ya no hay forma de proseguir con programas de millas por uso de tarjetas de crédito. Espero que en algún momento vuelva a generarse porque era muy útil.
    Muy útil esta nota para conocer el programa con las diferentes lineas asociadas a One World

  • Marcio Takahashi says:

    Why AAdvantage does not have an online link to GOL Airlines?

  • Norberto Brignone says:

    AAdvantage offers a service of wide coverage very useful for residents in South America with a very simple method to book flights. I use OneWorld member airlines to add miles for more than 15 years. I recommend non-members to enroll in the program and start getting the benefits and complement it with AwardWallet services and this blog

  • I believe AA to be the best in the world. It is a pity that Banco Santander in Argentina is no longer part of the AAdvantage program. Now it is a little bit hard for us to get miles. Do you know any other way of earning AA miles in Argentina? Thanks

  • Thanks a lot for this extensive and very comprehensive summary for AAdvantage Miles users.

    Looking forward for getting an update on the latest Program Cahnges announced this week for 2022

  • Judith A Diers says:

    Grateful for the insight of this blog!

  • Melissa Lehmer says:

    Thank you for your comprehensive Blog! I appreciate having so much at my fingertips. 🙂

  • mario felipe branchesi says:

    buenas tardes
    dos comentarios o 2 preguntas:
    1.- por que AA, no tiene mas convenio con la Tarjeta VISA del Banco SANTANDER, de Argentina,?
    2.- por que no hay vuelos dentro de Argentina?
    muchas gracias
    Mario Branchesi

  • Wowzers! Thank you Award Wallet for this tip!!! 10/10 blog post!!!!!

  • Patricia Furlong says:

    Excellent information shared here. Living outside of US and Europe sometimes makes it very difficult and expensive to use airlines miles.

  • The Award Wallet System is very useful to find travel information. I will be using my AAdvantage miles this year. The blog gives a lot of excellent travel tips.

  • AA pt are very devalued !!

  • American airlines should have a pt expiry period of a min.of 24 months.

  • Sería muy bueno que puedan realizar una alianza con Aerolíneas Argentinas, para lograr cubrir América latina. Hoy en día sólo Gol no es suficiente.

  • Una pena que hayan finalizado la alianza con Latam, era muy buena para Sudamérica, ojalá próximamente puedan restablecerá!

    • Laura Chmielnicki says:

      Con la ida de Latam del programa es verdad que se vieron limitadas las posibilidades de los argentinos. Sin embargo veo que se sumó Gol a la alianza y tengo entendido que para viajar dentro de la Argentina proximamente se unirá Jetsmart. Espero que así sea y que haya más posibilidades para viajar dentro de latinamérica con aerolíneas asociadas.

  • The AwardWallet system is awesome! Thank you for the useful information. I will be using my Advantage miles in British Airways this year, seems like a smooth process!

  • Muy buena la informacion brindada por awardwallet, pero lamentablemente se complica bastante el canje de millas con las aerolineas asociadas.
    No es un proceso sencillo de realizar ( por lo menos es lo que me ocurrio con British airways),
    Gracias por los excelentes posteos.

  • I guess I’m not sure how this works to get a ticket on a partner airline. Do you go the partner airline or do you go thru American? For example, when I try LAX to Lisbon, all I get are BA and AA. How do I get Iberia airline?

    • You always call the entity whose miles you want to use. If you want to redeem AA miles, you need to book through AAdvantage. Iberia doesn’t always show up in the online search, so a phone call may be necessary.

  • Oscar Santos says:

    Hi! I have been attempting to get Goal airline tickets with my American Airlines rewards miles, but don’t seem to be able to do it. Any idea how to go about that process? Thanks in advance!

  • Aadvantage is the best mileage program by far…

  • Thanks for sharing!
    I´d been looking foward to use my AAdvantage miles and this information is really helpful

  • Best rewards AAdvantage!!

  • tom gorodecki says:

    Thanks for sharing . All the information in one page . Very convenient . Save a lot of time for searching this in the web .
    Great Post .

  • Ignacio Traversaro Varela says:

    Great post. I tihink American Airlines’ AAdvantage si a very complete Miles programa with a lot of airlines partners.

  • Marli Maria Holler Kaltmaier says:

    I think the AwardWallet system is great.
    I’ve already lost several miles due to lack of control over my accounts. Now I don’t miss it anymore… The blog also gives a lot of excellent tips!

  • I never seem to find supersver business class from US to Europe. Anyone have any hints?

  • Frank Florek says:

    Why does it cost so much when I try to book flights on British using miles?

  • Alfredo Frutos says:

    it would be good if more Airlines are added to those miles award program

  • Gustavo Trapp says:

    It is a great program, looking forward to when they eliminate the miles expiration dates, as the main competitors have already done.

  • It’s great to be able to use American Airlines AAdvantage miles on partner airlines as well.
    Having a variety of products from different companies and being able to enjoy exotic destinations is a unique opportunity. All this, together with the improvement in the online reservation system, makes American more much more attractive from the customer’s point of view.

  • Excelente, muy buen informe con las actualizaciones de la alianzas.
    Cada vez es más simple lograr los cambios de millas dentro de la aerolínea y con las socias también

  • Spiros Babatsikos says:

    Has something changed with AAdvantage miles and the partner airlines within last few years? Previously I was unable to upgrade myself to Finnair’s Business class with AAdvantage miles, but I was able to use my miles for a Helsinki-New York-Helsinki flights. I think I also tried to use my Miles with JAL, but they weren’t accepted either. I do understand that Finnair/BA/JAL etc and AA miles aren’t 1:1 comparable with each other, but not being able to use them at all while living here in Europe just seemed unfair. Perhaps this has changed recently and I can start colleting my miles once again after this pandemic is finally over.

  • JOE LOGHRY says:

    My wife and i have been flying 2 times a year for 20 years on American to foreign and domestic cities and have always used award miles! That is a wonderful benefit of using credit cards to get award miles and thus great vacations. We have been to Europe 6 times during that time! I highly recommend the hobby of collecting miles. Now that we are retired and don’t have separate businesses and American cards are limiting how often one can earn miles, it is not so easy to do. However this site tells you the very best way to collect the most that can be gotten. Thank you Award Wallet!

  • This is helpful! i’ll have to bookmark this article to reference the next time i book travel!

  • Victor Folch says:


    Great web. Very usefull.
    Do you know if there is a place where you can exchange miles between AA.com anda LAtam?



    • Unfortunately not. Points.com has some limited options for transferring miles between airlines, but AA and LATAM aren’t participating airlines.

  • This is so helpful – I had no idea! We’ll have to bookmark this article to reference the next time we book our vacation!

  • Thank you for such useful info. I live outside the US and believed AA was the only airline I could use my AA miles

  • American sends emails indicating we can register for shortcuts to keeping elite status, but there is no way to sign up for the promos. Very disappointing.

  • fernando pojaghi says:

    Hola. queria saber si por este medio alguien podria guiarme para poder utilizar millas de aadvantage para volar desde argentina a tokio Japón. Agradecería cualquier recomendación. La verdad es que esta sistema de AwardWallet parece muy practico para los que no conocemos como aprovechar nuestras millas. Gracias

  • David Blank says:

    I am so glad I discovered AwardWallet. It has opened my eyes to information that is not readily available and will be a great resource for my business travels moving forward!

  • Nestor Vietri says:

    The list of Partner airlines that are valid to American Airlines millage program is very interesting as it covers Asia, America, Europe and Oceanía, so practically the whole world is covered with their miles
    Fantastic to organise a trip when the pandemic was over
    Thanks American Airlines!!!

  • This is a useful abiltiy and guide, particularly for people who might be based outside the US and therefore have less opportunity to fly on AA than a local carrier.

  • Alaska air is the way to go. Hawaiian isn’t so bad either.

  • Patrick B. says:

    It’s great to learn about the partners that AAdvantage miles can be redeemed with. In the past, (pre-pandemic) I was able to use mine to book a roundtrip domestic flight with GOL Airlines when I traveled to Brazil. Here’s hoping for safer travels for everyone in the future!

  • I agree that the best option to use the miles is Qatar airways in their incredible qsuites. And taxes are usually quite low

  • From Buenos Aires to Madrid with Iberia, 100k miles + $260… not worth it.
    Thanks for the information!

  • Leif Lindholm says:

    Good info, will make it easier to use the miles in a beneficial way. Thanks.

  • It’s a shame Latam has exited OneWord.

    It was a good way to use AAdvantage miles within South America

  • Interesting that AA still considers all of Russia to be Europa (in the case of S7). Some value to traveling to the far east for sure.

  • I have loved CX redemptions in the past with AA miles. Even MAS can have a sweet spot sometimes – and that satellite golden lounge at KUL is glorious. Online searchability is helpful. Thanks for the updates, Award Wallet!

  • I wish Chase would add AA to their list of partners.

    I recently started on AwardWallet to track my various programs (and just added some new ones). Took a while to locate all my programs to get them added but now they are all in one place with easy access… Thanks AW.

  • Awesome that Alaska is part of One World. More choices for domestic flights!

  • Diana Gotkowski says:

    Good to know, always looking for ways to extend point expiration

  • Dennis Gotkowski says:

    Good to know, always looking for ways to extend point expiration

  • There are some great partner options for using AAdvantage miles – just avoid British Airways to/from Europe – those surcharges on BA are often about as much as buying a ticket outright on another airline…..use those BA miles for domestic AA flights to avoid the surcharges.

  • What is a good credit card to get to earn AA miles? I have the AAviator Business Mastercard.

  • marcelo camara says:

    hoy he leído en un blog de infoviajer.com que JetSmart firmaron una carta de intención donde anuncian sus planes de asociación para crear «la red más amplia y la oferta más beneficiosa para los clientes en América, Se trata de una propuesta de inversión en JetSMART por parte de American Airlines que lograría ampliar las redes de ambas aerolíneas gracias a un acuerdo de código compartido, ofreciendo más conexiones para los viajeros. Vean cómo quedaría tentativamente el mapa American Airlines + JetSMART en América
    excelente noticia si es que terminan efectivizando dicho acuerdo

  • american has gotten me from point a to point b safely every time i have flown their airline!

  • Con Bourlioufas says:

    Even more important – this post shows how you can earn a few miles and keep your miles active AAdvantage is great for Qantas redemptions, and they return the miles and taxes paid almost instantly – Qantas wont do this and charges more miles and taxes on its own metal through Qantas Frequent Flyer – very important now here in Australia with all our lockdowns – ive had to cancel a couple of AAdvatage Awards on Qantas metal – its is imho much better to redeem AAdvantage points for Qantas flights than QFF points

  • stantonturner says:

    Hoping that American will follow Delta’s lead and extend elite status another year. Just as we get ready to be back in the air, the Delta variant raises its head.

  • Es una pena que Latam haya salido de OneWord.
    Era una buena forma de usar millas de Advantage dentro de sudamerica y en especial dentro de Argentina.

  • Estoy muy contento de haberme podido suscribir a AwardWallet que me permitirá una administración más simple de mis puntos, recordar vencimientos, analizar distintas alternativas, etc.

  • Very grateful for AwardWallet’s tracking program letting me know my AA miles were getting ready to expire and giving me an easy way to keep them up to date!

  • pedro rodriguez says:

    Que lastima que han dejado de operar con latam, deberían asociar aerolínea para sudamerica

  • Johan Sivander says:

    Do not forget that a good way to extend extend the validity of your AAdvantage balance if not have been flying for a while, due to the corona virus or for other reasons, is to post a message on the award wallet blog. It is truly a great way to keep AAdvantage miles from expiring.

  • Edna Rohauer says:

    This article was helpful and helped me understand the different airlines that are associated with American Airlines. I will bookmark this page and keep it for an easy reference. It also is helpful to keep AAdvantage miles current, especially with the pandemic.

  • This is a great way to keep the American Airlines miles from expiring. Thanks for starting this partnership!

    It has been impossible to contact American Advantange, so thank you so much for this!

  • Florencia Mazzulla| says:

    Que buena información, muchas gracias. Es genial la idea para que no se venzan las millas. Todas las Compañías tendrían que copiar la idea Estoy muy conforme con el servicio que brindan son verdaderamente muy amables.
    Estoy feliz de haberme encontrado con AwardWallet

  • matias padin says:

    Estoy decepcionado ya que el banco donde actualmente tengo mi tarjeta de credito, haya finalizado el convenio con el plan AAdvantage de American Airlines, y viviendo en el ARGENTINA no hay posibilidad de volar actualmente.

  • Stefania Moyers says:

    I’ve found that the best routed flights are generally not offered on international travel when paying with award points. Instead I’ve found much better flights that are deep discounted for cash.

  • Sandy Beach says:

    This was helpful information, thanks! It is really a shame that AA haven’t extended the period in which miles don’t expire – there are still no way to travel overseas.

  • Richard Farr says:

    This is a great way to keep the American Airlines miles from expiring. Thanks for starting this partnership!


    I’m happy I came across AwardWallet. Since we hardly travel these days, our hard earned loyalty points and miles are at risk of evaporating into thin air unless we stay on the ball. I was about to start a spreadsheet and manage points and deadlines manually, but then read about AwardWallet! Great work guys!

  • Sharka12345 says:

    The review of the partner choices and improvements in redemption mechanism are useful. However, is this ease of redemption just likely to reduce availability compared to the old, less efficient way?

  • Michael ALAN Flanigan says:

    This site provides solid information on miles awards for AA airlines partners

  • I am grateful for AwardWallet’s miles tracking program! I had nearly 90,000 accrued American Airlines miles nearly expire because of lack of activity due to living overseas during the pandemic. Now, if only American would follow United and Delta’s suit and stop allowing miles to expire!

    • Brittany Lisonbee says:

      I agree completely! Why do they expire? I almost had the same issue. My husbands were extended during the pandemic and mine were not which is very confusing. Trying to get those extended now.

  • Thank you for this comprehensive explanation of reward bookings! I’ve struggled over the years to navigate the partner bookings and this would have been (and will be) so handy! Great content!

  • Facundo Fernandez says:

    Does anyone know if in Argentina there is a way to earn miles using a credit card?

  • Eric Gulich says:

    I think that this information is extremely useful for comparing the cost of miles for international travel. While I do not have any international plans at the moment, I will certainly come back to this blog spot to check the cost in different airlines. However, I have a preference for flying American to Europe and Latin America.

  • Brenda Lam says:

    This is a great site with lots of useful information. Also a great idea to keep track of expiration dates in one place.

  • After AA and Latam ended partnership, the value of keeping AA miles dropped a lot for Latin America customers. Hope AA partners with another company in the region.

  • I wish they would add one of the two Korean Airlines.

  • My experience in using AA miles/points for flights with partners that originate in Europe (i.e., BA and Iberia) is that the fees and taxes added are so high that it can sometimes be cheaper to flat out purchase a ticket and not use the AA points.

    • As a follow up…I checked AA’s website to see the cost of a reward to book Iberia nonstop from Amsterdam to Madrid in late August: 25,000 miles plus $80 in fees and taxes for a round trip, per person. These high fees/taxes seem to be problem for award flights originating in Europe on many airlines. Booked directly with cash only on Iberia, a basic economy ticket would cost $131, including fees and taxes, Thus, redeeming 25,000 in AA points, instead of cash only on Iberia, would save only $51 ($131 – 80). My experiences using AA awards for flights within Australia, Japan and Latin America were much better, or at least a couple of years ago. Summary: don’t expect that you can get a good deal on awards that originate in Europe. Use your points elsewhere.

  • Thank you for miles

  • Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus extended member tiers by 6 months back in March 2020 and lowered tier qualification requirements by 25% in October. Also extended tiers of some members who had not qualified by full 12 months in March and has done another batch for those expiring in April.

  • Dr. carlos levin says:

    No es fácil usar las millas de American para canjearlas por vuelos de las otras aerolíneas, y además cuestan más millas.

  • So surprised to realize that this miles program is sooooo good!

  • This is really helpful! I had no idea this many airlines worked with American.

  • you can comment on this and earn 5 points? this is awsome!

  • Great feature. I linked my AA account to my AwardWallet!

  • I just registered for AwardWallet and linked to my AAAdvantage account. Thanks!

  • So happy to know the AwardWallet website can help organize and manage my rewards programs. Besides, earning bonus AAdvantage miles is a big plus to keep my miles from expiring. Thanks and keep the good job going.

  • Elizabeth Smith says:

    So glad there was this post. I am glad that to know that there are alternative ways to use my points other than just through the one airline itself. It is a great way to keep mileage from expiring.

  • Love this new site! Great way to keep track of all my frequent flyer plans!

  • Kathleen Silverman says:

    Hoping Award Wallet will be an easier way to keep track of my AA miles and expirations!

  • JamieTurner says:

    I’m ready to start flying again, but had to choose Delta for an upcoming flight due to the limited schedule on the commuter contractors and high prices out of my airport. How the airlines handle their businesses now that the pandemic is easing will contribute a lot to their future success.

  • Sandy Rathbun says:

    Why is American Air the only major airline that still has expiration dates on your frequent flyer miles? Pausing the expiration to June not very helpful given the lack of air travel for most of us.

  • Great way to keep the points from expiring!

  • Renato Loayza says:

    Esta es una muy buena opcion para utilizar tus millas, sobre todo cuando American suspende vuelos hacia tu pais, como es mi caso. Finalmente podre usar mis millas acumuladas.

  • I’m a bit disappointed that AA haven’t extended the period in which miles don’t expire, living in the UK there is no chance to fly at present.

  • Robert J Cassarino says:

    I recently used AA credits from a cancelled 2020 trip to Jamaica. I was able to contact an AA agent that rebooked us to St Croix for June 2021. The best thing is that AA is still allowing to rebook this flight without penalties. AA did a very good job for clients during Covid!

  • For our family, the American Airlines partnership with Alaska and Japan Airlines has been great. It is very easy to transfer points. Alaska gives us great connections from the Midwest and Japan Airlines has great non-stops to Japan from the west coast or from Chicago.

  • new award wallet member. Just learning how to redeem miles. hope to travel soon

  • Linda Laura Camusso says:

    No es tan fácil usar las millas con las aerolíneas asociadas con AAdvantage.

  • I sincerely hope the relationship with Alaska and Horizon it’s going to be a bit more stable than before. I do like their connections and service even though simple it is reliable. I am a great American Airlines loyalist and always look for a good deal. Hence getting some extra connections thru Horizon and Alaska is awesome

  • The AA Anniversary contest seems promising, but so far I’ve won nothing but an FTD discount.

  • It’s a pity AA does not allow me to use the miles on Hawaiian airlines. Hope that they will start a partnership soon

  • Fernando M says:

    Hopefully LATAM returns with AA and has better benefits since Argentina no longer has credit cards that add AAdvantage Miles.

  • Dan Gibbons says:

    Award Wallet makes it so much easier to keep track of where and how to get points. Thank you

  • palocane@yahoo.com.ar says:

    I have recently created my account in AwardWallet, the information they provide about the AAdvantage program is very useful, complete, explaining in detail how the program works and ways to earn miles. I will continue to inform myself on your page what is extremely interesting and very useful.

  • Great info thanks

  • Julio Beraldo says:

    Awesome content, very rich in details. I’ll definitely continue to see more information in AwardWallet!

    Greeting from Brazil.

  • Gerhard Arnsdorff says:

    Definitely a lot of changes in 2020 in the aviation industry, members leaving Oneworld like LATAM will affect those who wanted more options to go to Latin America.

  • One strength of AA is the number of Middle-East airlines in Oneworld, and I was impressed by the relatively short Etihad connecting flight I took years ago out of Kuwait to Muscat. There’s plenty of ways to earn AA miles even though its not a transfer partner, and there’s some AAdvantage (pardon the pun) to holding one of the credit cards. This was a great overview of how to maximize AA’s alliance partners, and takes some of the guesswork out of their extended route network.

  • Derek Davidson says:

    I just created my AwardWallet Account. Looks pretty interesting, I have added a few other of my rewards programs as well. I would like to get more information to see if its possible transfer points from other rewards programs over to American Airlines and be able to extend miles.

  • Luciano Albuquerque says:

    I just read in app “melhores destinos” that posting a comment on the AwardWallet blog will earn 5 miles to your American Airlines mileage account, hence extending the expiration date of your miles. I once lost 5,000 miles with American Airlines so I am glad to find an easy way to prevent that from happening again.
    Thanks AwardWallet!!

  • Robert Coulson says:

    Came across Cape air while flying between the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Inexpensive and frequent connections made this my “island hopper” of choice. Interesting to see other parts of the US have Cape Air service as well.

  • Terrific detail, thanks for this post. S7 was the one I’d never heard of — imagine planning a trip to Canary Islands via Russia! Europe, broadly defined 🙂

  • Great post! Thanks for breaking down the information by airline.
    For Latin American folks, just want to add that LATAM left the OneWorld alliance last year and the information on their website is very confusing on whether or not it’s still possible to redeem AA miles on their frequent flyer program (LATAM Pass).
    Tried to do so by phone last week after getting mixed information from them, but finally they said it’s not possible.

  • Martin Abdala says:

    All the benefits offered by this loyalty program are due to the lack of solutions that offer in relation to the problems arising from the pandemic situation caused by Covid 19.
    The consulates of the United States in several Latin American countries are not renewing visas for tourism and there is no estimated day to reestablish this service.
    Some countries like Argentina have substantially reduced the frequency of their international flights, which obviously reduced the supply of international flights.
    Given these problems, it is not understandable that this loyalty program does not automatically extend the expiration date of the miles.
    For all these reasons, the benefits that are explained in this note are not very useful for Latin American travelers, who will practically not be able to travel this year.

  • Great info on AA miles. All my questions answered there, thank you!

  • Joan Donohue says:

    I just read that posting a comment on the AwardWallet blog will post 5 miles to your American Airlines mileage account, hence extending the expiration date of your miles. I once lost 20,000 miles with American Airlines so I am glad to find an easy way to prevent that from happening again. Thanks AwardWallet!!

  • anafigueroapaz@gmail.com says:

    Es muy conveniente, muchas gracias por la información.

  • Miguel Angel Baltanas says:

    Esta informacion es de muchisima utilidad para mi, ahora que muchas aerolineas han suprimido o restringido vuelos hacia Europa. Ahora puedo pensar en utilizar aeropuertos de USA como ‘hubs’ para continuar hacia el viejo continente usando mis AAdvantage points. Muchas gracias Award Wallet por postear informacion de esta calidad.

  • Gerardo Gonzalez says:

    Awardwallet is very practical for me to be able to have all the information of my mileage plans in one place. Very good article, unfortunately in Argentina Americam Airlines no longer has an agreement with any bank.

  • Charles Palmer says:

    Award Wallet is already saving me money by extending my miles instead of buying miles. Plus with all the different ways to travel the world i can look forward to a more exciting retirement. MAHALO

  • Linda Laura Camusso says:

    No resulta sencillo encontrar el modo de usar el bonus que ofrecen por rentar con Budget.

  • carlos levin says:

    Hay muchas limitaciones para aprovechar el bonus de Budget. No es tan amugable.

  • Lukesh Singla says:

    This post has been very helpful specially for me. I have travelled Asia using many of the helpful things mentioned in this post. Thanks to the author and awardwallet for keeping it up to date.

  • Cindy Arguinzones says:

    It’s a fact that American Airlines has contributed widely to the travel industry, and it leaves me no doubt that this article has helped me deepen my knowledge regarding AA. Thank you!

  • Hi,
    It is a pity that american airlines charges an extra for the main cabin and that you cannot request the change to a higher category. your mileage plan is still recommended

  • Eugenio Gouvea says:

    Hi Guys! This post is very useful to compare Flights Costs from differents flight Company.
    And now i can use my Smiles Mileage (Brazil Gol AirLines) to fly American Airlines! Very Happy:)


  • Muito bom! Interessante conhecer os programas de milhagem.

  • I’ve rented cars several times from Budget Rent-a-Car using the link directly from the aa.com (American Airlines) website, and the AAdvantage Miles never posted to my account. Beware when using the link and offer code U072400 to rent from Budget.

    Budget mentions the offer here:

    and it’s also available from the aa.com website.

    The most I ever received was 100 AAdvantage miles, never the 500 I was supposed to have received using the offer.

  • carlos levin says:

    Esta información ha sido muy valiosa. Permite comparar los costos de los diversos vuelos con las diferentes aerolíneas asociadas a American. Muchas gracias.

  • Ana Maria Valencia says:

    Wow, what a piece of work… Never thought I could find the whole information package inside a single, word-by-word useful article. Thanks lot!!

  • Hi,
    Now that LATAM is gone, how can I book flights with my AA Miles within SouthAmericas outside GOL Airelines? With Latam the destinations available where countless, now I am afraid that outside going to Brazil the options are limited, maybe none. Comments appreciated.

  • Marcelo Gonzalez says:

    It would be very useful if they inform the expiration of miles by mail

  • Linda Laura Camusso says:

    Gracias a American Airlines por las mejoras incluidas en los últimos tiempos al programa AAdvantage, Es mucho más sencillo reservar on line, sin tener que usar el telófono.
    Muchas gracias American!

  • I just signed up with Award Wallet because my American Airlines miles are expiring. My wife and I flew to Scotland on AA in April ‘19 and I used AA for a domestic business flight a few months prior. Due to Covid, our vacation plans to England were canceled this year. A bit frustrating that our miles are expiring due to 18 months of inactivity. We would love to jump on a plane and go pretty much anywhere right now but most countries are off limits. I know the airlines are hurting but I think AA is being a bit short sighted.

  • tonidejerez says:

    I recommend do not use Iberia’s Avios. It is better to use your AA Miles, and collect as miles every time you fly with Iberia, you will get more mile in comparison with Avios.

  • When will AA join the other major carriers and stop expiring frequent flyer points? If all else is equal, that could drive flyers to another carrier. Delta seems to have done well for years without expiring miles and now others like United have jumped on the band wagon.

  • Jamie Turner says:

    I wish AA would get on board with the rest of the airlines and stop expiring points. This year has been challenging for planning travel and no end is in sight.

  • Una pena la ruptura de latam con aadvantage!


  • Jennifer Anderson says:

    It is a shame that American have removed complementary premium seating benefits for members of other oneworld airline programs.

    As a Qantas elite, that transPacific front row main cabin extra seat I was able to sit in last year for $0 now will cost me an additional $130+.

  • Michael Callado Cabrera says:

    It’s a pity I didn’t enter this blog before, I was completely unaware of this flight alliances, I traveled with British airways last year, now I have 2836 miles with British, miles that I’ll never use because as AA is the program I regularly travel with. I learned that it’s far better to have all miles in one program instead of having miles among different airlines.

  • Claudio Wagner Alves says:

    Achei o site incrível, vocês estão de parabéns, o conteúdo é de primeira qualidade, espero agora conseguir uma melhor performance em relação as milhas, que por muitas vezes ficaram esquecidas e acabaram se perdendo com o tempo.
    Quanto ao AAdvantage, eu só tenho elogios a esse programa, esse foi o primeiro programa de milhas que adquiri, já utilizei em varias viagens com milhas sem nenhum tipo de problemas, e mesmo tendo sido modificado, na minha opinião ainda permanece o melhor programa de viagem, espero em breve utilizar em mais viagens.

  • Igor Bernard says:

    For me, awardwallet.com is the best mileage tracking system in the world, with it I can track all my mileage credits and hardly ever lose any miles. I highly recommend the awardwallet to all friends who want to improve their mileage account, and will never lose any miles again.

  • Hopefully, the zone based partner awards will stay for many, many, many years to come.

  • Heffner Fuenmayor says:

    I would like to be able to use my AAdvantage miles in any latam airline or latam program, any suggestion? On the other hand, do you have information abut consideration from airlines regarding expiration of miles considering the current situation due to COVID-19?

  • Thanks! excelent info !!! thinking about my next roadtrip

  • I’ve checked a few times on the AA site for these awarebookings and I get a notice they are working on the site… Anyone able to get in?

  • Despite some criticisms leveled at the updated search tool, this is a vast improvement for those of us needing to travel on partner airlines. Currently living in Singapore, I have always had to call agents to check CX or JL availability, and you sometimes feel like you’re playing the lottery and not sure if the particular agent is running the best alternatives. While sadly I probably won’t be able to fly for a couple of months yet, I’ve just gone in to “simulate” far enough in the future and I am seeing all sorts of feasible options. Whether that’s due to reduced reservation levels or because the tool is excellent I guess remains to be seen.

  • One of the things they should add to the program is the capability of having the family miles in the same account so that one can make reservations directly combining the miles of the family members.

    • Yes, British airways Executive Club operate a Household account which makes it much simpler for families to use their scheme, both to earn miles and spend them. Works well. (Though, what isn’t as good with the BA scheme is the additional charges they apply over and above taxes and fees for many award bookings.)

  • maria laura says:

    excelente informacion ,detallada y completa para dejar archivada y recurrir a ella cuando sea necesario , y una muy buena herramienta que estaba faltando en america airlines

  • sharon gwynne says:

    Good to know so many options as no one is able to fly from my country right now

  • Been feeling nervous about whether AA is going to go bankrupt.

  • Wanderley Bichini Filho says:

    Do you know if GOL Airlines from Brazil is now a partner?

  • Juan Ignacio says:

    Good info! A few weeks ago, AAdvantage members can earn miles on Gol operated flights (and viceversa) but it’s a pity that we can’t redeem miles on G3 there is a lack within south America

  • Waqar Sarwar says:

    Etihad bookable again on AA?

  • Chloe's mum says:

    Thanks. Well summarised article, very useful. Will bookmark for when we can fly again!

  • This is a great comprehensive list. I like travelling outside North America and seeing all the partners certainly helps. The redemption cost table also helps with comparing to other reward programs.

  • That is certainly a comprehensive list. The problem I find that a lot of available flight choices are still not available on the system. It seems like I can find more available flights on the websites of other airlines.

  • Great information – have bookmarked for future reference!

  • Great research and post. AA’s partners are indeed a valuable group.

  • Really great post! Thanks!

  • Harvey Kwan says:

    Bookmarked for future use! thanks!

  • In my experience, Royal Jordanian doesn’t always show on AA’s website even when there is award space available.

    • Thanks Ian, we’ll take a look at this. There are definitely a few that are technically online, but don’t show all the options or result in errors when confirming certain itineraries.

  • Thanks! This is a great summary to take into account when flights are back (at least in my country where the lockdown is still present)

  • Some interesting redemption options here.

    I used AAmiles to get one way from PPT to Sydney Australia on Air Tahiti Nui. 30K in business. Bargain.

    Then I had to book by phone and assist the CS reps in finding the fares, but now it’s on-line it’s easier-though that means possibly less availability as everyone can do this now with little effort.

  • I love all of your writeups!! Could you guys do one for BA too since that’s a Chase transfer partner? 🙂

    • JT Genter says:

      We have it on our list to do!

      • You guys are amazing! You’re a fairly small team and don’t put out a ton of content but all of the content you do put out is top notch. I can think of another major site that constantly writes articles like ‘This major airline just added a new route to Asia.’ I’ve called them out a lot in very constructive fashion to increase their reputation and credibility but to no avail.

        You guys though get your clicks through quality work, not buzzfeed-esque headlines. Bravo to you all and a huge thank you.

      • And, how long is that to do list? 🙂 Hey, you could write an article just listing your to do list. I’m serious, as any “coming soon” would surely excite some folks.

        • Interesting idea! I’ll discuss with the team and maybe we can provide teasers in the AwardTravel 101 group of the big guides we plan to publish in the next week. (And the to do list is VERY long right now!)

  • Thanks! I hear that booking on partners is often a better plan, but have never had time to research the process. This really helps!