American Airlines AAdvantage New Airline Partner: China Southern Airlines

American Airlines and China Southern launched codeshare agreement last year and as of March 20, 2019 AAdvantage members are able to earn and redeem miles on the airline.

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China Southern was a SkyTeam member airline until January 1st and is rumored to become Oneworld Alliance member in the future. American Airlines owns 2.76% stake on the airline while Qatar Airways owns 5%.

Reader Question: Problems With Using American Airlines Gift Cards Outside Of The U.S. (Purchased With AmEx Airline Credit)

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Today we have a Reader Question about the use of American Airlines gift cards and restrictions that apply to using them when not departing from the U.S. (Spoiler: you can’t!).

Purchasing gift cards with American Airlines has been popular with people who have to spend airline credit from their credit cards (which doesn’t work anymore as of early 2019).

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / British Airways / Iberia / Finnair BUSINESS CLASS Houston TX (IAH), United States to Milan (MXP), Italy from $1,813 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the OneWorld transatlantic joint venture (AA/BA/IB/AY) and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Houston and Milan.

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Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / British Airways / Iberia BUSINESS CLASS milan (MXP), Italy to New York NY (JFK), United States from 1,207€ Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the OneWorld transatlantic joint venture (AA/BA/IB) and their basic season business class excursion round trip fares between Milan and New York.

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American Airlines & Hyatt Team Up For Reciprocal Elite Benefits

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American Airlines and Hyatt today announced a partnership that is modeled after what Starwood used to have with Delta.

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American Airlines and Hyatt elite members can earn bonus points and miles for hotel stays and flights after linking the accounts. There will be some limited elite benefits in addition to the accelerated status opportunities for both programs.

American AAdvantage Members Can Expect Some Significant Cuts: Etihad Partnership Rumored To End, Credit Card 10% Award Discount Going Away

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It could be a rough 2019 for American Airlines AAdvantage members as some changes are on the horizon that could impact the redemption ability of members significantly.

Card members of the Barclaycard Aviator products and now apparently also the  will no longer earn 10% of their redeemed miles back (up to 10,000 each year) and now Citibank has removed the perk as well.

Another One Bites The Dust: American Airlines Pilot Arrested For Exceeding Blood Alcohol Limits At Manchester Airport

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Minutes before an American Airlines flight from Manchester to Philadelphia was supposed to take off airport police arrested one of the pilots on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol above legal limits.

The flight was subsequently cancelled and passengers had to be booked onto alternate connections, likely incurring severe delays.

Airfare of the Day: JAL Japan Airlines/ American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), United States to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from $2,392 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Los Angeles and Bangkok. This fare allows routing via NRT on codeshare flights operated by Japan Airlines.

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Choice Privileges American Airlines Sextuple AAdvantage Miles (250 base + 1,250 bonus) For Stays February 1 – March 31, 2019

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Choice Privileges has launched new bonus miles offer for American Airlines AAdvantage member stays.

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AAdvantage members can earn sextuple miles of 250 base + 1.250 bonus (1,500 miles) per stay between February 1 – March 31, 2019.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles 42.5% Bonus + 10% Off Through February 8th, 2019

American Airlines AAdvantage has launched a new campaign to purchase miles with up to 42,500 miles bonus plus 10% discount on the price through February 8th, 2019.

American Airlines upped a while back the number of miles that you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. The account that buys or receives the miles must have been open for minimum of 30 days.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC to Cancun (CUN)/Guadalajara (GDL)/Mexico DF (MEX) from $1,832 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their business class excursion round trip fares between Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Airfare of the Day: American Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS New York NY (JFK), United States to Barcelona (BCN), Spain from $889 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their premium economy class round trip fares between New York and Barcelona.

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UPDATE: American Airlines Targeted AAdvantage Gold, Platinum & Platinum Pro Status Challenge Through May 15, 2019

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American Airlines yesterday launched targeted AAdvantage Status Challenges for select members. You can check your eligibility by logging to your account and see if it shows under “Promotions”. The acceptance and registration of this offer closes on January 15.

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American Airlines has advanced either  Gold, Platinum or Platinum Premier up front and members then have until May 15, 2019 to complete the challenge to keep the status until 2020.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands to New York NY (JFK), United States from 674€ Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their premium economy class promotional round trip fares between Amsterdam and New York. This fare can be routed via London (LHR) on British Airways codeshares.

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