American Airlines & British Airways Bonus Offers For Fall Transatlantic Travel

Both British Airways and American Airlines launched their identical offers for fall transatlantic travel on transatlantic JV partners (American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and OpenSkies) past week.


It is likely that Finnair and Iberia have this very same offer available for their frequent fliers, but I have not received information about their offers yet.

American Airlines & Qatar Airways Frequent Flier Partnership Commenced September 23

American Airlines and Qatar Airways frequent flier partnership has commenced today (September 23).


Both American Airlines and Qatar Airways frequent fliers can now earn and redeem miles on each others flights.

American Airlines Instant Gold & Platinum Status Targeted (?) Fast Track Offers (September 2013)


American Airlines has just sent out likely targeted offers for instant Gold or Platinum AAdvantage status and fast track offer for keeping the status all the way to February, 2015.


Note that these offers will likely only work for those that received the mailer, but you never know. Even if you register and receive an email confirmation, it doesn’t mean that AA will honor this promotion for your account.

America Airlines & Qatar Frequent Flier Partnership Commencing On September 23?


Oneworld alliance made an announcement earlier this week that Qatar Airways would become full alliance member on October 30, 2013 (read more here).


British Airways and Qatar Airways frequent fliers have been able to collect miles on each others flights from the beginning of September.

American Airlines Eshopping Promotion: 2,000 Bonus Miles For $35 Spend


Yesterday, I wrote about two American Airlines Eshopping promotions for new and existing accounts. You can read the piece here.

LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a copy of an offer that is better for current Eshopping members than the one that I wrote about.


If you already have an Eshopping account, you can also earn 2,000 bonus AAdvantage miles by spending just $35 by the end of this month.

American Airlines AAdvantage Eshopping: 1000 Or 2000 Bonus Miles


American Airlines Eshopping mall has two new promotions going on. You can get 1,000 bonus miles for spending more than $35 with one of the 900 retailers OR 2,000 bonus miles if you have never used the online shopping mall before and spending $35. Both of these offers are valid for purchases made by September 30, 2013.


Word of warning: The AAdvantage Eshopping mall is run by Cartera that is not known for correct and timely posting of miles. Make sure that you keep records and are ready to follow up if needed.

Offer 1: 1,000 Bonus Miles For Existing Accounts

Royal Jordanian Awards Now Available On

America Airlines has extended the number of airlines that are bookable online using miles to include Royal Jordanian, which is based in Amman. The airline has relatively good network especially in Middle East, Europe and North Africa.


The airline joins arberlin, British Airways, Finnair, Qantas, Alaska and Hawaii whose awards are available on

American Airlines Hawaii Award Discount


American Airlines is offering an award discount of 2,500 miles oneway (5,000 miles return) for awards trips between contiguous 48 States or Canada and Hawaii.


This offer is valid for travel dates between September 11 and December 13, 2013, that are booked by September 13. You can access AA’s web page for this offer here.

American Airlines Statement: No Fuel Surcharges On Awards Beyond BA & IB

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American Airlines just released the following statement regarding the fuel surcharge issue on awards that popped up this morning (read my post here):


Seems that something went wrong with their tax/fare calculation update that lead to fuel surcharges been added to some award tickets erroneously.

American Airlines Award Fuel Surcharges Expanding Beyond British Airways & Iberia?


There has been lot of chatter this morning about American Airlines award fuel surcharges that have suddenly started to appear on awards issued on Malaysia Airlines flights. This issue was first reported on BoardingArea (One Mile At A Time) article that you can access here.


Above is the AA’s reply to my question on Twitter regarding the status of fuel surcharges on partner award itineraries.

American Airlines Earning Miles On TAM Flights (Not Yet Redeeming)


American Airlines made an announcement two weeks ago that the airline would start codesharing with TAM on August 22, 2013. You can read my piece about it here. These two airlines used to be partners before TAM decided to join the Star Alliance.


American didn’t announce that earning miles on TAM coded flights would become again possible on the same date, but apparently it did. You can access AA’s web page for TAM flights here

American Airlines Status Match (Challenge): Gold, Platinum & Executive Platinum


Most of the US based airlines are offering status match programs to woo business from competitors. I have written about United’s (read here), US Airways’ (read here), Delta’s (read here) and Alaska’s (read here) status match programs previously.

EDIT: This article has been fixed to include the correct number of EQP’s for the Platinum challenge that is 10,000. 


American Airlines has offered several targeted offers throughout the year and one public one too that was shortly withdrawn. The airline, however, continues to offer AAdvantage Gold & Platinum elite status challenges for cash (no status with other airlines required) and Executive Platinum challenge without fee for Delta Diamond’s and United Premier 1K’s/GS’. The offer maybe available for US Airways Chairman’s members as well.

Confirmed: American Airlines Gold, Platinum & EXP Fast Track Offers Honored


Exactly a week ago American Airlines launched Gold, Platinum & Executive Platinum fast track offers on social media sites such as Google, LinkedIn etc. These non-targeted offers that were open for all non-elite AAdvantage members went viral. AA withdraw the campaign that was supposed to last until August 27 in few hours later. You can read more about this offer here.


American Airlines first gave very vague replies to members that tried to confirm that their registration for this promotion was accepted. AAdvantage was replying that the member was not part of the targeted audience and thus not eligible for it.

American Airlines Transatlantic Offer: 15K to 30K Bonus Per Round Trip


American Airlines has also launched a bonus offer for return flights in World Traveller Plus, Business or First Class on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair or OpenSkies between September 1 and December 19, 2013.


You will earn 15,000 bonus miles per round trip on BA’s World Traveller Plus and 30,000 bonus miles per round trip in business or first class.

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