American Airlines Back As Marriott Rewards Partner


Marriott and American Airlines put up a press release yesterday by announcing this “new” partnership that would allow Marriott Rewards members to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles and convert Marriott Rewards points to miles.


But this partnership is not a new one. Marriott and American must have run into some contractual disputes back in 2010, as they announced back in April that year that their partnership would come to an end on June 30, 2010.

American Airlines Share Miles Offer At Max 30% Bonus (Makes No Sense)


American Airlines has an offer out for a maximum of 30% bonus on shared miles for sharing more than 41,000 miles at a time. You can access this offer on AA’s website here.


You have to pay for moving the miles between accounts and American will just add the bonus miles in top of the transferred miles.

Update On The AMR (American Airlines) & US Airways Merger

There was an interesting article yesterday on Bloomberg about the expected timetable of the merger between the AMR, parent of American Airlines, and US Airways. You can access the piece here.


Both Horton (CEO of AMR) and Parker (CEO of US Airways) are at the IATA’s annual meeting in Capetown and gave interviews to the media about the progress of the merger.

Fuel Surcharges On British Airways & Iberia On American Airlines Issued Awards


This question comes up weekly on emails and messages that LoyaltyLobby readers sent me or leave on Ask John; Why the fees are so high on American Airlines issued awards to Europe?


The answer is that America Airlines collects (and likely also keeps as a ticketing carrier) the fuel surcharges that both British Airways and Iberia has filed for their routes.

American Airlines Changing Its Elite Status Soft Landing Policy?


There is a long thread on FlyerTalk (you can access it here) about an email that American Airlines has sent to some of the elite members today that may indicate the ending of AA’s soft landing policy. LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a copy of it:


“Can you believe we’re almost halfway through 2013? Hopefully you’re on track to achieve your goal of elite status qualification for 2014. To check how many elite qualifying points, miles and segments you’ve earned thus far, simply log in to your account.

Free American Airlines Admirals Club Pass If Klout Score 55 Or Higher


American Airlines has a new promotion for Klout users that can get a free one time pass to Admirals Club that is valid until July 31, 2013, if their Klout score is 55 or higher. If your Klout score is 54 or below, you will get a discount coupon for $50 off of Admirals Club yearly admission. You can access this offer here.


The whole process was very straightforward.

Targeted American Airlines Instant Gold, Platinum & Executive Platinum Fast Track Offers


American Airlines has sent out today three different targeted offers for instant Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum status with upgrades through August 31, 2013, and fast track offer for keeping the status through February 28, 2015, for reaching level dependent flight goal.


The Gold offer comes with 10 500-mile upgrades and the Platinum one with 20.

American Airlines 2013 Elite Rewards – ELTA3

American Airlines has just launched the 2013 version of the elite rewards. You can choose between number on rewards for hitting certain milestones. You need to register this promotion by December 31, 2013, using promotion code ELTA3. You can access American’s website for this promotion here.


You can participate to this promotion at all American Airlines AAdvantage status levels. You can collect these rewards throughout the year.

Choice Privileges Double American Airlines Miles April 13 – May 25

Choice Privileges has a new promotion for double American Airlines AAdvantage miles (250 base + 250 bonus) for stays between April 13 to May 25, 2013. You can access Choice’s web page for this promotion here.


There doesn’t seem to be a requirement to register for this promotion, but you must credit the stay to your American Airlines AAdvantage account.

American Airlines & Virgin America Now PointsHound Partners


PointsHound is a hotel booking website that allows you to earn frequent flier miles for all of your bookings. I have written a piece about this service that you can access here (note that the 100 mile sign up offer is no longer valid).


Now, you can also  earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles or Virgin American Elevate points in addition to existing partners of United, Delta, Hawaiian, Etihad and Air Baltic.

American & US Airways Proposed Merger And Frequent Flier Programs


American Airlines & US Airways are currently in the process of getting the US government approval for the proposed merger and this is expected to come through sometime in the late autumn.


Yesterday, LoyaltyLobby reader left the following question about the miles and status he/she has with both programs.

Virgin America Status Match Extented: American, Southwest & United Included

Virgin America has decided to extend the status match campaign that was suppose to come to an end on April 20, 2013, until the end of June and include Southwest in addition to United and American to the carriers whose status they are matching. Surprisingly Delta match is still missing.


Virgin America matches to their Elevate Silver and Gold levels depending what status you have with American, Southwest or United. You can access this offer here.

Hilton HHonors Las Vegas Offer For Triple Airline Miles


Hilton HHonors has an offer for triple miles at participating Las Vegas properties for stays between April 1 and June 30, 2013. You can access and register for this offer here.


The participating airline for this offer are Aeroplan, Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America.

American Airlines Buy Miles Offer: 30% Bonus & 15% Discount


American Airlines just sent out a new offer for buying miles that has two separate components; you can get up to 30% bonus for buying through by May 17 & get an additional 15% discount for making the purchase by noon CT on April 5, 2013. You can access this offer on American’s website here.


You can buy up to 60K miles at 15% discount, but the 30% bonus miles maxes out at 12K bonus miles for buying 40K or more miles.

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