Most people who have tried to book awards travel with us airways will tell you that throughout the process, you get the feeling that they dont really want you to. But you can not combine your american airlines miles with british airways avios points. This indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies as alaska airlines. My us airways first class award to australia one mile at. Your guide to the american airlines award chart nerdwallet. I am trying to book a flight from sfophl for labor day on united as well and everything is presently booked on the dates i want. You can take reward flights with british airways, iberia and our oneworld and other partner airlines, wherever theres availability. Reward availability tools print this page share on facebook. If you cant snag a qantas award, you could always fly to australia via asia instead and even plan a stopover there for the same amount of miles gotta love those lax routing rules. For american airlines aadvantage, call 8008828880 or your elite status number, if applicable. Ana, or all nippon airways, serves more than 40 destinations in japan and offers flights to. Until further notice, mileage plan members will need to book seats for infants at the. Book award travel online with cathay pacific, opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines.
Mileage plan airline miles award charts alaska airlines. Award travel rules for redeeming british airways avios. Flying a round the world award using us airways miles. Us airways dividend miles and american airlines aadvantage frequent flyer programs are set to merge on march 28 this saturday. Now that us airways has been in oneworld for several months, what are their. If you have ever wanted to fly around the world using your us airways dividend miles, now would be the time to book your award redemption. All together, thats nine airlines you can use to cross the atlantic, and you can even add in a stopover or an open. For travel wholly within the us, or wholly on alaska airlines, standard lap infant. This content can be expanded yes, miles can be redeemed for web special awards for an unaccompanied minor traveling within the u. When its time to cash in your aadvantage miles for an award flight, youll. One of my favorite ways to use british airways avios points is to book domestic award flights with american airlines because youre often able to book the same flight for fewer miles. In the past, finding available american airlines award flights on the british airways.
Ive booked dividend miles award travel on domestic trips before but want to take a trip to australia. See our award chart to find out how many miles youll need to fly one way or roundtrip, depending on class of service and region of travel, on any star alliance network airline. Combine awards for oneway, roundtrip or travel to multiple cities with our oneworld and partner airlines. Award space has likely changed for better or worse since this post was originally published. Us airways generally offers more flexible routing and stopoversopen jaws, whereas american does not allow stopovers on awards. Search for a delta flight roundtrip, multicity or more. Today is the last day to book award flights with us.
What to do with us air miles travel tips usa today. Us airways dividend miles are extremely valuable for award flights to europe because they can be redeemed for awards on all oneworld airlines as well as a number of star alliance airlines. Despite this, if you can find award space, us airways will save you thousands of miles when traveling in a premium cabin. Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing, travel dates and mileageplus status. British airways book flights, holidays, city breaks. I booked my flight for charlotte to nassau for june 30th using my airline miles. You choose from over 300 destinations worldwide to find a flight that fits your schedule. American would charge you 65,000 miles for the same trip. Learn to earn miles and book award flights in the american airlines. What does it take to convince a us airways agent that you. All award space and screenshots were taken on september 10. Fly with eva air eva airways airline tickets, travel. Tim winship after 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, tim winship knows a thing or two about travel. How to book awards with american airlines aadvantage miles.
You can get great value by using your us airways dividend miles to fly south african airways. You can book a first class award a very nice product in my experience, with the airline s new flagship international business class seat in the first class cabin for just 50,000 miles roundtrip, like in the example below. As of july 2010, the star alliance had 25 active members including us. How to book dividend miles award travel to australia. Dividend miles members can also book award travel on any combination of star alliance member airlines. There is no fee for booking an award ticket online. Weve made it even easier to redeem your miles for award travel on american and various partner airlines when booking. Can i book web special award travel for an unaccompanied minor. This is convenient because you can use american airlines miles to book british airways flights, and vice versa. You can book british airways, cathay pacific, iberia, japan airlines, qantas and. Good news for folks who book american airlines and us. The oneworld alliance airlines can book each others award flights because theyre travel partners. British airways do not offer a company travel loyalty programme in the us but our partner american airlines does. Switch to sprint and earn up to 25,000 miles, opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines.
As many of you know i book award tickets for a living, and occasionally i share my more entertaining interactions here. Us airways dividend miles pre2005 america west merger best time to book award travel are there any general guidelines for timing on booking award travel. I could not get 2 flights at the low coach level as we want to travel over the. Some airlines charge a fee when you book an award ticket on the phone or within 21 days of departure. Unfortunately, trying to book online will only give you access to roundtrip flights operated entirely by us airways.
Oneway flights and multicity flight itineraries must be booked by calling their reservations department. Currently in united states english version, enter to change. As a finnair plus member you can use points on award flights with oneworld members and. By selecting a partner link you agree to share your data with these sites. Us airways dividend miles preconsolidation with american airlines award travel on star alliance can i book award travel on another airline, using dividend miles, for a destination us air serves. I went to europe in january 20 and visited amsterdam, paris, cologne, munich, and brussels. You are only allowed to book corporate travel for yourself. However, you will need to call in if you need to book travel on alaska airlines since this partner is not displayed on the website.
Contact us opens in new window search submit search. A little over a week ago we learned that us airways would be maintaining their award chart for oneworld travel for the foreseeable future. Book flights no change fee on flights ticketed by may 31. How to find and book us airways stopovers frugal travel guy. American airlines airline tickets and cheap flights at. Us airways dividend miles preconsolidation with american airlines using us miles to book aa award travel as this pertains to the premerger us airways operation and ability to use dividend miles, it is being moved to that forum. There are good changes to how you book american airlines and us airways award flights. How to book us airways offpeak award flights to europe for 30,00035,000 miles round trip us airways offpeak flights to europe are amazing. If youve got enough asia miles, you can search and book online as long as all of your flights are on qatar airways. You can book travel with your us airways miles on their web site. Its a better value to book through us airways instead of aa because aa would charge you 125,000 miles roundtrip while us airways charges just 110,000 miles roundtrip. You can also use flight finder and search and book reward flights in our award winning mobile app.
American airlines airline partners mileage plan alaska airlines. Earn alaska mileage plan miles on any american airlines marketed and operated. Use your miles to book award travel or to upgrade on flights within our network. United states this indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies as alaska airlines. In this case points are charged according to american airlines. While theres no word yet on when these partnerships will end, or whether us airways award chart will change further, tpg special contributor eric rosen finds that now is a good time to book an award on saa. Choose aanytime awards for any seat on an american airlines or american eagle flight for as low as 20,000. Us airways left the star alliance and joined oneworld about a month ago, which was both sad and exciting it was sad in the sense that you could no longer book some amazing itineraries for travel on star alliance, but exciting in the sense that it opened up all kinds of new award routings with oneworld that werent previously possible ive done what i can to cover every. Book a new trip by may 31, 2020 and there is no change fee if your travel plans change. You can book award travel on eva air through united. Normally british airways will waive the service fee in this case. For example, you can book a british airways award using avios points from miami mia to atlanta atl that is operated by american airlines because both airlines are part of the oneworld alliance.
You pay with your avios plus a cash amount for taxes, fees and carrier charges. The departing flight was 17,500 miles coach low and the return was 40,000 coach high. Up until a couple of weeks ago we had no clue whatsoever what award redemptions on us airways would look like once they joined oneworld. Flights that you book using avios are called reward flights. I know availability would be rare, would fill fast, and tons of blackout dates would. Unfortunately, trying to book online will only give you access to roundtrip flights operated. Weve made it even easier to redeem your miles for award travel on american and various partner airlines when booking through our app. Canada apply for an alaska airlines canadian credit card. How to search and book qatar airways qsuite with miles. Us airways dividend miles preconsolidation with american airlines how to book dividend miles award travel to australia. Should i book my award ticket with us airways or united. United airlines airline tickets, travel deals and flights. You can use us airways dividend miles to book awards to. You can add finnair flights to your trip for example when you fly from finland to.
Book a roundtheworld trip with oneworld explorer, opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines. American airlines us airways frequent flyer merger travel. In preparation for the program merger, you will no longer be able to book awards via us airways as of march 25 at 11. Using us airways miles to book south african airways awards. Save on worldwide flights and holidays when you book directly with british airways. For example, if i want to travel to tlv, is my only option, using dividend miles, to fly on us air, now that us. Star alliance award bookings using us airways miles faq. American airlines has airline tickets, cheap flights, vacation packages and american airlines aadvantage bonus mile offers at aa. Browse our guides, find great deals, manage your booking and check in online. Move to the next cabin on american, british airways and iberia flights. How to crack us airways dividend miles redemption for. The new american airlines recently announced us airways dividend miles program will be fully integrated into their aadvantage program within the first two weeks of april 2015 but they will actually disable the ability to book us airways award. Now, the airlines confirm that the last day to book award travel with us airways miles is today, march 25, 2015, at 11. Reward availability executive club british airways.
You can now use us airways miles to book american airlines saver and standard level award tickets, and vice versa. I just tried to book a ticket from new york to london via mars, and the agent told. So if theres an award ticket you want to book using us airways miles which will become american airlines miles, this is your last chance. Us airways dividend miles preconsolidation with american airlines star alliance award bookings using us airways miles faq and help thread merged all you need to know about star alliance award bookings using us miles the 60 second summary for the uninitiated.1502 904 337 351 593 1180 897 1366 168 1291 1225 1015 1242 1136 1341 320 697 810 144 1284 368 603 1164 681 124 1401 803 431 522 726 1240 1010 1065 345 275 1415 407 993 1222 1498 267 1412 803 894 1135 225 20 481 1167 1237