American Airlines partners

You have plenty of opportunities to earn and redeem miles and use your elite status benefits with American Airlines partners

American Airlines partners

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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.

Here’s a rundown of American AAdvantage partners:

 

Type of partner

Where to book flights

British Airways

oneworld

AA.com

Cathay Pacific

oneworld

By phone

Finnair

oneworld

AA.com

Iberia

oneworld

AA.com

Japan Airlines

oneworld

By phone

LATAM

oneworld

By phone

Malaysia Airlines

oneworld

By phone

Qantas

oneworld

AA.com

Qatar Airways

oneworld

By phone

Royal Jordanian

oneworld

AA.com

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:

 

Ruby

Sapphire

Emerald

Priority check-in and standby

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre-reserved seating

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access to Business Class lounges

 

Yes

Yes

Priority boarding

 

Yes

Yes

Extra baggage allowance

 

 Yes

Yes

Priority baggage handling

 

Yes

Yes

Expedited security

 

 

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 

Earning rate

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 

Earning rate

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 

 

Earning rate

Cruises

Up to 20,000 miles per cruise

American Airlines Vacations

15,000 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.

See Related: What are American Airlines miles worth?, Which American Airlines credit card is best for you?, Best ways to earn AAdvantage miles, Best ways to redeem AAdvantage miles, American Airlines elite status, Admirals Club membership, Booking a flight with AAdvantage miles


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Updated: 11-16-2018