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See a full list of American Airlines partners for earning and redeeming points and using your elite status.

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#As our planet’s biggest airline, American Airlines has a huge network of its own with 350 destinations across 50 countries. You can fly to nearly any place in the world with AAdvantage miles and often for fewer miles and lower out-of-pocket costs than you think.

Still, it’s possible to take your rewards even further with American AAdvantage partner airlines. That’s because American Airlines code-shares with partners in the oneworld airline alliance and has agreements with others. AAdvantage currently has 23 partners that you can earn and redeem miles with. Your elite status also applies when flying on oneworld partners, with many of the same perks that you enjoy on American Airlines, including lounge access.

While award tickets on American AAdvantage partner airlines can be more expensive than booking with the AAdvantage program itself, there are also many sweet spots that allow you to book the same flight for fewer miles.

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Here’s a rundown of American AAdvantage partners:

Type of partnerWhere to book flights
British AirwaysoneworldAA.com
Cathay PacificoneworldBy phone
FinnaironeworldAA.com
IberiaoneworldAA.com
Japan AirlinesoneworldBy phone
LATAMoneworldBy phone
Malaysia AirlinesoneworldBy phone
QantasoneworldAA.com
Qatar AirwaysoneworldBy phone
Royal JordanianoneworldAA.com
S7 AirlinesoneworldBy phone
SriLankan AirlinesoneworldBy phone
Air Tahiti NuiOther partnerBy phone
Alaska AirlinesOther partnerAA.com
Cape AirOther partnerBy phone
Etihad AirwaysOther partnerBy phone
Fiji AirwaysOther partnerBy phone
Gulf AirOther partnerBy phone
Hawaiian AirlinesOther partnerAA.com
InterjetOther partnerBy phone
Jet AirwaysOther partnerBy phone
Seabourne AirlinesOther partnerBy phone
WestJetOther partnerBy phone

In addition to being able to redeem AAdvantage miles for flights with partner airlines, you can also earn miles with many of their partners. Keep in mind, however, that you can only earn miles with one airline at a time and that you can’t double dip on miles. You’ll have to decide which airline you want to earn miles with when you make your reservation or when you enter your AAdvantage number.

Also, as an American AAdvantage elite status member, you are eligible for elite benefits with airline partners in the oneworld alliance. However, these benefits are only available to passengers on flights that are marketed and operated by the partner airline.

These additional perks include:

RubySapphireEmerald
Priority check-in and standbyYesYesYes
Pre-reserved seatingYesYesYes
Access to Business Class loungesYesYes
Priority boardingYesYes
Extra baggage allowance YesYes
Priority baggage handlingYesYes
Expedited securityYes
First Class Priority check-inYes
Access to First Class loungesYes

Earning miles through American partners

There are an array of partners that let you earn American AAdvantage miles, including hotel brands and more. The number of miles you will earn vary depending on how much you spend and the specific promotion. Here’s a list of some of the partners you should know about, plus how many miles you can expect to earn:

American Airlines hotel partners 

Earning rate
Starwood Preferred Guest2 miles per dollar
Marriott Rewards2 miles per dollar
InterContinental Hotels (IHG Rewards)2 miles per dollar
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stay
Rocketmiles hotel booking siteUp to 10,000 miles per stay
Best Western Hotels and Resorts250 miles per stay
Choice Hotels250 miles per stay
Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts2,000 miles per stay with a minimum 2-night stay
FRHI Hotels and Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
La Quinta Inns and Suites250 miles per stay
Langham Hospitality Group250-500 miles per night
Melia Hotels International250-500 miles per stay
Millennium Hotels and Resorts250-500 miles per stay
Okura-Nikko Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stay
PointsHound hotel booking siteUp to 10,000 miles per night
Preferred Hotel Group500 miles per eligible stay
Radisson Hotel Group250-500 miles per eligible stay
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
New Otani Hotels500 miles per stay
Wyndham Hotels1-2 miles per dollar
WorldhotelsUp to 2,000 miles per stay

American Airlines car rental partners

Earning rate
Avis500-1,250 miles per rental
Budget500-1,250 miles per rental
Payless500 miles per rental
Alamo50 miles per day
National50 miles per rental day
DollarEarn 50 miles per day
Hertz1 mile per dollar plus benefits
Thrifty50 miles per rental day
CarmelUp to 100 bonus miles
Europcar50 miles per rental day
Sixt60 miles per rental day in the U.S. or 500 miles for rentals abroad
GroundLink200 miles per ride
SuperShuttle50 miles each way
Execucar150 miles each way

Other American Airlines partners

Earning rate
CruisesUp to 20,000 miles per cruise
American Airlines Vacations15,000 miles or more per vacation package

Bottom line

American AAdvantage program partners with a vast array of travel brands. These brands and partnerships make it easy to earn more miles for free flights around the globe. 

Before you book travel using your American miles, make sure to check whether booking with an American AAdvantage partner instead might be a better deal. A one-way domestic flight that costs 12,500 American miles could cost only 7,500 British Airways Avios depending on the length of the flight, for example. Make sure to compare your options to see which program is the best option for your needs.

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