Airfare of the Day: British Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY London (LGW) to New York (JFK) from £518

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season premium economy sell-up non-refundable round trip fares between London and New York. This fare is books as a codeshare on British Airways nonstop service LGW-JFK.

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Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld By Summer 2021

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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines today announced West Coast-alliance that would see the Seattle based airline joining the Oneworld in 2021.

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines plan to bring back the earning and redeeming miles on each other’s flights in the first half of 2020 (this was recently scaled back). The airline intends to become a member of Oneworld Alliance by the summer of 2021 with full benefits for its frequent flyers.

U.S. Airlines Are Extending Their Cancellations To Mainland China & Hong Kong Until Late April

The big three U.S. airlines American, Delta and United have revised their schedules and pushed the cancellations of mainland China & Hong Kong Routes until late April of 2020.

Carriers have previously suspended flights to the mainland until the end of March in reaction of a lawsuit from pilots unions which claimed danger for the crew when flying into potentially contaminated areas.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) from $2,001

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their shoulder season midweek business class sell-up non-refundable round trip fares between San Francisco and Barcelona.

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American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Bonus + Discount Through February 16, 2020

American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with a combined bonus + discount through February 16, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 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 & United Airlines Suspend All Flights To Hong Kong Through February 20th, 2020

Both, United Airlines and American Airlines have taken drastic steps and have announced this evening that they will suspend all flights to Hong Kong until at least February 20th.

Both carriers have already suspended flights to the mainland until the end of March in reaction of a lawsuit from pilots unions which claimed danger for the crew when flying into potentially contaminated areas.

American Airlines & GOL Codeshare Agreement

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American Airlines, which quickly withdraw its codeshares with LATAM after Delta took a stake, has teamed up with GOL to codeshare several flights within Brazil.

American Airlines AAdvantage and GOL Smiles members can, after codeshare deal has been approved, both earn and redeem on each other’s flights (again).

American Airlines Drops Three AAdvantage Hotel Partners Effective April 1, 2020

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American Airlines was busy emailing select AAdvantage program members on Friday, informing them that partnerships with three hotel loyalty programs would come to an end on March 31, 2020.

AAdvantage members won’t be able to earn or convert their hotel loyalty program points from Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, and Hilton Honors after that date.

LATAM Exits Oneworld On May 1, 2020

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LATAM and Delta Air Lines announced (read more here) on September 26, 2019, that the US airline had taken a 20% stake in its Latin American counterpart that would, as a result of this investment, exit Oneworld in due course.

Airlines usually need to give an alliance 12 months notice of their withdrawal. Qantas posted on its website in November (read more here) that LATAM partnership would end on October 1, 2020. In December, LATAM sent out an update (read more here) to its frequent fliers that they are in the process of accelerating the exit.

Airfare of the Day: Japan Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Vancouver (YVR) to Singapore (SIN) from $2,321

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Japan Airlines and their basic season Business Class advance purchase round trip fares between Vancouver and Singapore. If credited to American Airlines AAdvantage, this fare accrues 32k EQMs and 4k EQDs.

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American Airlines Is Still Processing Executive Platinum Nominations For Invited World of Hyatt Globalists

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Since early December of 2019 we have covered a special promotion where World of Hyatt concierges are contacting select Globalists, offering them AA Executive Platinum status through January 2021.

Some customers who weren’t automatically contacted by their concierge (including myself) were able to actively ask for this promotion and as John wrote recently it seems like American is finally getting around to upgrade the accounts.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR) to Montreal (YUL) from £1,265

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between London and Montreal. This fare allows to be booked on British Airways nonstop service as a codeshare.

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UPDATE: American Airlines Executive Platinum Status For Select World Of Hyatt Globalists (Came Through)

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World of Hyatt and American Airlines launched an offer back in December (read more here), giving select top tier Hyatt members Executive Platinum AA status.

Hyatt and American Airlines launched a partnership in 2019 that was modeled after what Delta used to have with SPG (read more herehere and here).

American Airlines AAdvantage Eliminates Award Processing Fee

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American Airlines eliminated on Wednesday (January 15, 2020) award processing fee that was collected from non-elite AAdvantage members.

This fee was $75 and applied to all award itineraries and upgrade requests from non-elite member accounts within 21 days of departure.

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