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Using American miles on One World flights
I will be traveling with my son from MIA to DEL next month and was wondering if this should be the trip that I have saved all of my miles for. I have 134,000 American Airlines miles (and my son has 35,000)
The thing is, American Airlines doesn’t have a flight to DEL. How do I go about checking to see if I can use my miles on a partner airline?
Try reading this article by Lucky first
Going to Del your choices would be British Airways (high fuel surcharges), Etihad, Finnair, Jet Airways and Qatar Airways
And then there is Gulf Air.
Thank you so much. The article on how to redeem AA miles answered a lot of my questions. The only airlines they offered on the AA site is British Airways and American flights. I would love to try and get first class tickets, however it says I am 40,000 miles short. Could I use my sons miles (think he has 34,000) to help with that?
Also, when you say that BA charges huge fuel charges, does that mean perhaps another partner airline would use less award miles?
Sadly the BA fuel surcharges are in cash, not miles. All partners will be charge the same amount of miles.
When booking an award all miles must come from one account.
You can share miles
But as you can see it’s not a very good deal, in fact it come out to just under 50% of buying more miles outright since AA has promotion at the moment.
For finding award space on other partners try searching segment by segment to find the space.
Just to add to what [USER=268]@No Name[/USER] discusses above, aa.com does not list space for all partners. To search for Qatar space you would have to set up a free account and search on BA.com and for Etihad space you would search on etihad.com ([URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/06/04/search-etihad-award-space/[/URL]).
However, your fundamental issue right now is that you have no where near enough miles. You had mentioned in your other post that there are two of you traveling. AA currently charges 90,000 miles one way per person for a first class ticket from North America to India. This means for a round trip you would need 360,000 miles for two people. That is a substantial amount of miles to buy.