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 partner||Where to book flights|
|Cathay Pacific||oneworld||By phone|
|Japan Airlines||oneworld||By phone|
|Malaysia Airlines||oneworld||By phone|
|Qatar Airways||oneworld||By phone|
|S7 Airlines||oneworld||By phone|
|SriLankan Airlines||oneworld||By phone|
|Air Tahiti Nui||Other partner||By phone|
|Alaska Airlines||Other partner||AA.com|
|Cape Air||Other partner||By phone|
|Etihad Airways||Other partner||By phone|
|Fiji Airways||Other partner||By phone|
|Gulf Air||Other partner||By phone|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Other partner||AA.com|
|Interjet||Other partner||By phone|
|Jet Airways||Other partner||By phone|
|Seabourne Airlines||Other partner||By phone|
|WestJet||Other partner||By 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:
|Priority check-in and standby||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Access to Business Class lounges||Yes||Yes|
|Extra baggage allowance||Yes||Yes|
|Priority baggage handling||Yes||Yes|
|First Class Priority check-in||Yes|
|Access to First Class lounges||Yes|
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
|Starwood Preferred Guest||2 miles per dollar|
|Marriott Rewards||2 miles per dollar|
|InterContinental Hotels (IHG Rewards)||2 miles per dollar|
|Hyatt Hotels and Resorts||500 miles per stay|
|Rocketmiles hotel booking site||Up to 10,000 miles per stay|
|Best Western Hotels and Resorts||250 miles per stay|
|Choice Hotels||250 miles per stay|
|Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts||2,000 miles per stay with a minimum 2-night stay|
|FRHI Hotels and Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|La Quinta Inns and Suites||250 miles per stay|
|Langham Hospitality Group||250-500 miles per night|
|Melia Hotels International||250-500 miles per stay|
|Millennium Hotels and Resorts||250-500 miles per stay|
|Okura-Nikko Hotels and Resorts||500 miles per stay|
|PointsHound hotel booking site||Up to 10,000 miles per night|
|Preferred Hotel Group||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Radisson Hotel Group||250-500 miles per eligible stay|
|Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|New Otani Hotels||500 miles per stay|
|Wyndham Hotels||1-2 miles per dollar|
|Worldhotels||Up to 2,000 miles per stay|
American Airlines car rental partners
|Avis||500-1,250 miles per rental|
|Budget||500-1,250 miles per rental|
|Payless||500 miles per rental|
|Alamo||50 miles per day|
|National||50 miles per rental day|
|Dollar||Earn 50 miles per day|
|Hertz||1 mile per dollar plus benefits|
|Thrifty||50 miles per rental day|
|Carmel||Up to 100 bonus miles|
|Europcar||50 miles per rental day|
|Sixt||60 miles per rental day in the U.S. or 500 miles for rentals abroad|
|GroundLink||200 miles per ride|
|SuperShuttle||50 miles each way|
|Execucar||150 miles each way|
Other American Airlines partners
|Cruises||Up to 20,000 miles per cruise|
|American Airlines Vacations||15,000 miles or more per vacation package|
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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