See a full list of American Airlines partners for earning and redeeming points and using your elite status.
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As one of the largest airlines in the world, American Airlines has a huge network of its own with 350 destinations across 50 countries. You can fly to nearly any place on the globe 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 21 partners, most of which let you 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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American Airlines partners
|Type of partner||Where to book flights|
|LATAM Airlines||oneworld||By phone|
|Royal Jordanian Airlines||oneworld||aa.com|
|Sri Lankan Airlines||oneworld||aa.com|
|Air Tahiti Nui||Other partner||aa.com|
|Alaska Airlines||Other partner||aa.com|
|Cape Air||Other partner||aa.com|
|China Southern Airlines||Other partner||By phone|
|Etihad Airways||Other partner||By phone|
|Fiji Airways||Other partner||aa.com|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Other partner||aa.com|
|Interjet||Other partner||By phone|
|Seaborne Virgin Islands||Other partner||aa.com|
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.
American Airlines elite status benefits
|Business class priority check-in||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|
If you’re hoping to earn elite status with the American AAdvantage program, it’s important to note that one co-branded credit card can help you get there faster. With the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®, you’ll earn 50,000 American AAdvantage miles when you spend $5,000 on your card within three months of account opening. But you can also score a ton of frequent flyer perks like Admirals Club access, priority boarding and free checked bags, and you’ll earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles toward elite status when you spend at least $40,000 on your card within a calendar year.
Other co-branded airline credit cards from American Airlines don’t offer a path to elite status, but you can still use them to earn miles on your regular spending. Make sure to learn more about the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ card, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard®. Also check out the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® and the AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard® from Barclays.
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 varies 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
|Hyatt hotels and resorts||Earn 500 miles for each stay|
|Marriott Bonvoy||2 miles per dollar|
|InterContinental Hotels||2 miles per dollar|
|Rocketmiles||Up to 10,000 miles per night|
|American Airlines Hotels||Up to 10,000 miles per night|
|Best Western Hotels and Resorts||Up to 250 miles per stay|
|PointsHound||Up to 10,000 miles per night|
|Wyndham hotels and resorts||2 miles per dollar|
American Airlines car rental partners
|Avis||Earn at least 500 miles with each rental|
|Budget||Earn at least 500 miles with each rental|
|Payless||Earn 500 miles with each rental|
|Alamo||Earn 50 miles per rental day|
|National||Earn 50 miles per rental day|
|Dollar||Save 10% off base rates and earn double miles|
|Hertz||Earn 1 mile per dollar spent + extra benefits|
|Thrifty||Earn 50 miles per rental day|
Other American Airlines partners
|Cruises||Up to 10,000 miles per cruise, and sometimes more|
|American Airlines Vacations||15,000 miles or more|
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 fewer miles in 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.