American Airlines Will Move Into London-Heathrow’s Terminal 5 Tomorrow July 7, 2020

If you’ve ever transferred flights between American Airlines and BA at London Heathrow Airport it might have annoyed you that you had to change terminals to/from Terminal 3 in order to catch your connection – this will now change effective tomorrow July 7, 2020 as the carrier moves into British Airways’ Terminal 5.

Terminal 3 where American operates for as long as I can think back is sort of a collection all all different airlines including most oneworld carriers such as Cathay Pacific that also operate their own lounges there (T3 airlines have temporarily moved to T2 in late April as part of a consolidation effort due to Covid-19).

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles 45% Discount Until July 31, 2020

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American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with an up to45% discount through July 31, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses are capped at 200,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

American Express Is Applying For A New, Spacious Centurion Lounge At Seattle Tacoma Airport

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American Express tiny and always overcrowded Centurion Lounge at Seattle Tacoma Airport has been a sore spot with card members for a long time but now Amex has apparently applied for larger space.

According to a document made public online by the Port of Seattle airport management there will be a meeting on Tuesday, June 23 to discuss expansion plans for a new lounge with 13,700 square footage.

American & United Require Passengers To Wear Masks Or Do-Not-Fly List Awaits

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Airlines in the United States have requested and strongly suggested that passengers should use masks on flights, but there has been effectively no enforcement, and flight attendants have been mostly asked to look away.

Airlines for America, industry lobbying group, announced on Monday that their member airlines would begin “vigorously” enforcing the face-covering requirements. United and American announced that they would put non-complying passengers on their internal do-not-fly lists.

Royal Air Maroc & Etihad Awards Available On AA’s Website

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American Airlines has now made both Royal Air Maroc and Etihad awards available for bookings on its website.

Reader Question Etihad Airways

Royal Air Maroc became Oneworld members back in April, and Etihad has been AA’s partner already for years.

American Airlines Introduces App Chat Function

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American Airlines has made an interesting update to both Android and the iOS apps that now allow you to chat with the agents.

Chats are useful if you are in a place where you cannot talk, the internet is the only option or happens to be overseas from where calls can be expensive.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 60% Bonus + 5% Off Though June 30, 2020

American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 60% bonus combined with a 5% discount through June 30, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses are capped at 200,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

American Airlines AAdvantage Up To 10,000 Bonus Miles June 1 – September 30, 2020

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American Airlines has launched a new AAdvantage bonus offer to try to get flying public to book trips June 1 – 30, 2020.

AAdvantage members can earn double miles (up to 10,000) for flights flown June 1 – September 30, 2020, if booked in June.

JAL & ANA First Class Awards Using American & Virgin Atlantic Miles

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My original plan was to be in Japan for two weeks… that will turn to roughly three months by the time I leave the country in early June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In mid-March, I redeemed American Airlines AAdvantage miles for Japan Airlines (JAL) first class to London, and last week I made another reservation for All Nippon Airlines (ANA) first class to London using my Virgin Atlantic miles that has been sitting in that account for years.

American Airlines AAdvantage Up To 5,000 Bonus Miles July 1 – December 31, 2020

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American Airlines has launched bonus AAdvantage miles offer to get members to buy and book flights May 12 -18, 2020.

You can earn 500 bonus miles for each flight for a maximum of 5,000 miles. The bonus is applicable for travel between July 1 – December 31, 2020.

American Airlines Status Extensions Through January 2022 Processed

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American Airlines has now processed elite status extension through to January 2022, as was announced in early April (read more here) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This extension also included those of us who got the status based on a partnership that American Airlines and Hyatt formed last year (read more herehere and here).

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 67% Bonus Though May 31, 2020

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American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 67% bonus through May 31, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses are capped at 150,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

American Airlines AAdvantage 25% Transfer Bonus When Converting World of Hyatt Points To Miles

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American Airlines has a new transfer bonus campaign, adding a 25% bonus when World of Hyatt members convert their hotel points to AAdvantage miles until the end of May.

The promotion is valid until May 31, 2020 though it’s recommended to make an exact calculation if the value of transferring Hyatt points out to airline miles is really a good deal.

American Airlines Executive Platinum Extension For World Of Hyatt Globalists

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World of Hyatt and American Airlines launched reciprocal earnings and status benefits last year (read more here and here).

World of Hyatt was offering elite status fast tracks for elite AAdvantage members and vice versa. Then late last year, some World of Hyatt Globalists were offered Executive Platinum status for a year (read more here, here, and here).

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