No, you cannot transfer American Airlines miles to British Airways. You can redeem American Airlines miles for British Airways flights, though, because both airlines are part of the "ONEWORLD" alliance.
In other words, you can use your AAdvantage miles to book a flight on British Airways, as well as on any "ONEWORLD' alliance airline partner such as British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar, Qantas, etc. The key difference between this arrangement and being able to transfer AAdvantage miles to partners' loyalty programs is that you can't pool together miles from multiple loyalty programs.
The American Airlines companion pass is a certificate that gives eligible AAdvantage credit card customers the chance to book a $99 companion flight after booking a domestic round-trip ticket on American Airlines. Cardholders with a qualifying AAdvantage card will receive one companion pass every year after spending $20,000 to $30,000 a year, depending on the card. AAdvantage Aviator Silver cardholders will earn two passes instead of one. Other American Airlines cards that offer a companion pass are Aviator Red, Aviator Business and CitiBusiness Platinum Select.… read full answer
To earn an American Airlines companion pass, your account will need to be open for at least 45 days after your card anniversary date. You must also purchase one round-trip economy fare through American Airlines Meeting Services. Then, you can get the companion pass for an additional $99, plus taxes and fees. Passes are good for one year from the date they’re issued, but they’re only redeemable on the same flight as the first purchased ticket.
You’ll receive your American Airlines companion certificate about 8 to 10 weeks after you qualify. Bear in mind that when booking your flight, destinations are limited to the continental U.S., but Alaska and Hawaii residents may book flights departing from their state and arriving in one of the other 48 states.
The American Airlines credit card partners are British Airways, Marriott Bonvoy, National Car Rental, Norwegian Cruise Line, and more. American Airlines cardholders can also earn bonus miles through AAdvantage Dining partners and the retailers participating in the AAdvantage eShopping mall, which include the likes of Nike, Microsoft, Sam’s Club, and numerous local restaurants.… read full answer
You can then redeem AAdvantage miles toward flight upgrades, hotel stays, car rentals, lounge access, vacations, and more. The actual value of AAdvantage miles vary, depending on which credit card partner the cardholder uses to redeem or transfer their miles.
American Airlines Credit Card Partners
oneworld Alliance airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, Cape Air, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, GOL Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Interjet, and Seaborne Virgin Islands
Hyatt, Marriott Bonvoy, InterContinental Hotels, Rocketmiles, American Airlines Hotels, Best Western, PointsHound, and Wyndham
Car rental partners
Avis, Budget, Payless, Alamo, National, Dollar, and Hertz
Cruise line partners
Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Virgin Voyages
It’s also worth noting that American Airlines has two credit card issuing partners: Citi and Barclays. This type of arrangement, while uncommon, gives American Airlines customers more choices when compared to other co-branded airline credit cards, which are issued by a single bank.
Yes, you can use your miles to buy a ticket for someone else on American Airlines.
You will need to make the reservation for the person traveling. Booking a seat for someone else is the same as booking for yourself, just be prepared with the personal info, itinerary and preferences of the person you want to buy a ticket for. … read full answer
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