Etihad Airways Miles and Ameircan Airlines Expand Frequent Flyer Eligibility

American Airlines and Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have announced that passengers will be able to redeem frequent flyer miles on flights booked on each other’s networks.

Starting Oct. 18, members of American’s AAdvantage program and Etihad Airways’ Etihad Guest frequent flyer program will be able to redeem miles on eligible American Airlines flights and eligible Etihad Airways flights. This follows the June 1 announcement that the airlines would allow passengers to earn mileage across their respective networks.

 “Etihad has been a valued partner, and this expanded relationship with them gives our customers even more options when redeeming frequent flier miles as well as more travel choices to cities in the Middle East,” said Maya Leibman, president of the AAdvantage Loyalty Program.