American Adds Online Booking For JAL Awards, Roundup Of AA Awards Bookable Online And Links For AA’s Old And New Search Engines

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American continues to add partner airlines on the award search. That’s great as American’s operational performance is just abysmal these days. I’m either delayed or cancelled just about every single time that I fly American. Besides, you’re typically better off redeeming BA Avios if you need to fly American. added Etihad earlier this year, so you can see when you can redeem your AA miles for Etihad A380 Shower Class. It’s worth noting though that you can find more Etihad award space by searching for award guest seats on Etihad’s site and then calling American in Australia or New Zealand to book those award seats that are hidden from and AA agents in the US.


AA has now added the ability to search for flights on highly rated JAL. Close-in premium cabin space is excellent:


It’s worth noting that American now has 2 award search engines and the home page may take you to either one.

You can force it to show the traditional search engine with this link.

You can force it to show the new search engine with this link.

The new one is pretty awful, so it’s a good thing that you can still access the traditional engine for now. However the new search engine also has some flight results that don’t appear in the traditional one, so it is worth searching both.

American can now search for the following partner award flights on

  • Air Tahiti Nui
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cape Air
  • Etihad Airways
  • Fiji Airways
  • Finnair
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • S7 Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines

Partner airlines that still require a phone call include:

  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Southern
  • Interjet
  • Seaborne Airlines
  • Silver Airways

Will you book award travel on JAL?

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Gulf Air is no longer a partner with AA.

Westjet is an earning only partner, not redeeming. Interjet is extremely limited too.


domestic jal flights only show up within 2 months of travel

Am Haaretz

Any way to fly to Israel with aa miles?


Is this on AA search or all OW (BA site)


British, Finnair, Iberia and Royal Jordanian.

Jack out of the Box

And Cathay Pacific if you want to go the long way around.


You might get AA for a segment to Europe, but then ONEWORLD partner flights. FinnAir, Alitalia, Jordanian are a few that can be used.


What is the downside of booking miles flights on aa through the economy web specials? I found some good deals on flights? And do you know when they have these specilas? do they expire or is it only certain foutes?
Thank You

Jack out of the Box

I have found many times that AA shows availability on Finnair at first but when advancing towards the booking stage an error message says that the flight is not available.
(One time though I did manage to book on Finnair.)

Card Newbie

New points user. I keep reading about using BA domestucally. How do I book a domestic ticket on British Airways? I keep getting a message that they don’t have rights on that route.


The traditional search engine link is taking me to the new search engine.