Coming Soon: AA/BA Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Benefits!

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British Airways has just announced that there will be an official announcement within the next 2 weeks or so about frequent flyer reciprocity with American Airlines.

Currently both AA and BA are members of OneWorld, but are unique in the fact that you cannot credit miles flown for transatlantic flights on one carrier to the other carrier. You also cannot redeem miles on one carrier for transatlantic travel on the other.

BA, which operates with 4 top-notch classes of service, generally has very good transatlantic mileage availability, especially in the 3 premium classes of service. This is due in large part to the difficulty of earning BA miles and the massive fuel surcharges that they levy on award tickets.

With AA miles being a whole lot easier to accumulate and due to AA not (yet) charging a fuel surcharge on award tickets, expect BA award availability to go way down once the official announcement is made…so make your plans now if you’d like to burn your AA miles on BA travel!

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Bz

“You also cannot redeem miles on one carrier for transatlantic travel on the other…….so make your plans now if you’d like to burn your AA miles on BA travel!”

I don’t get it – if you can’t book BA flights using AA miles yet, how are we supposed to “get in before the rush” now?

willy

waiting for it.

Jeff

Can anyone answer this. Will I be able to book El Al who code shares with AA with my BA miles?

mendy

so will i get aa miles on a ba transatlantic flight in the hear future…

Dan/Ctownbochur

@Bz:
When did i say get in before the rush? I just said make plans so you’ll be ready once the announcement is made.

@mendy:
Yes

mendy

thanks dan
when deos this start i have a ba flight next week and i would like to get aa miles
is that possible

me

I have over 185k BA miles accumulated. Does this mean that I will be able to use all that on AA flights? I want to book 6 tickets to Israel for Sukkos but don’t want to wait 2 weeks for nothing and then see prices go up…what do you suggest I do?

joshua

can someone tell me how to get an upgrade on an upcoming ba flight using aa miles?

mendy

dan??????
plz help us out over here

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