Chanukah Present For All: AA And El Al Announce New Codesharing Agreement!

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Back on 10/01 I posted about rumors of AA and El Al signing a codeshare agreement. It has now been signed.

From the press release:

“American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, today announced it will apply to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation with EL AL Israel Airlines. The application proposes that codesharing operations begin on Feb. 1, 2008.

Under the proposal, American would place its AA designator code on EL AL flights to Tel Aviv from New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), Los Angeles, Miami and Newark, as well as on EL AL fights to Tel Aviv from European gateways in London Heathrow, Paris, Madrid, Zurich and Rome.

In turn, EL AL would place its LY designator code on certain of American Airlines domestic flights out of El Al’s North American gateways — JFK, Miami, Los Angeles, Newark and Toronto. El Al would also codeshare on American’s flights between the United States and London Heathrow, Paris, Madrid, Zurich and Rome.”

It will now be possible to earn full AA elite qualifying miles and earn elite bonus miles for El Al flights. It will also be much easier to book TLV travel directly from AA.


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in short how many AA miles will it be to get a Ticket From JFK TO Tel Aviv?

sam

once this is complete can i use starwood/lan miles to get this flight. aa is part of oneworld

Moishe

so should i get a crdit card with AA mileage program (which is not worth it usually) and earn points on AA and use it to fly elal?
how many miles for a free ticket (1400 elal points)?
and how many for first class?
i`m sure everyone would like to know …..

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