Note: All prices quoted in this article are in US Dollars (USD) unless specified. American Airlines charges $50 to join the Admirals Club, and a further $500-600 per year to renew your Admirals Club membership (depending on your AAdvantage status). But, thanks to a little-known agreement between American Airlines and Qantas, you could get Admirals Club access for around a … [Read more...]
American Airlines is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. American Airlines is a Qantas oneworld partner, so it's possible to earn and redeem Qantas frequent flyer points on American Airlines. It is also possible to earn and redeem American Airlines Advantage miles on Qantas flights.
As American Airlines is a oneworld partner of Qantas, you may be able to use the Qantas Club lounge when travelling with American Airlines. Be sure to get a Qantas Club discount if you decide to take advantage of this offer.
American Airlines AAdvantage miles are a popular currency. Australians can easily buy AAdvantage miles, including at generous discounts that are available in regular promotions. American Airlines also has a competitive award chart, meaning award flights are relatively good value. And American does not charge fuel surcharges when redeeming AAdvantage miles for travel with most … [Read more...]
Last week, American Airlines' AAdvantage program announced a surprising new partner in China Southern. As of 20 March 2019, you can now earn and redeem AAdvantage miles for China Southern flights. This presents some interesting new opportunities. Based in Guangzhou, China Southern is one of China's (and indeed, the world's) largest airlines. China Southern sensationally left … [Read more...]
IN BRIEF | American Airlines has quietly increased the cost of buying AAdvantage miles. But as compensation, the airline has removed the pesky per-transaction processing charge that previously applied to purchases of the airline's frequent flyer currency. In addition, there is now a minimum purchase of 2,000 AAdvantage miles per transaction - up from 1,000 miles. American … [Read more...]
When booking flights around the United States, you'll probably notice that the major US airlines now offer "Basic Economy" fares. Basic Economy tickets are a relatively new concept and are designed to help the likes of American Airlines, Delta and United to compete better against ultra-low-cost carriers on price. Basic Economy tickets are generally the cheapest option on US … [Read more...]