American, Brazil GOL Airlines Announce Frequent Flyer Program

American Airlines has entered into a frequent-flyer agreement with Brazil’s GOL Airlines that will provide benefits to members of both American’s AAdvantage and GOL’s Smiles programs. Additionally, the two airlines intend to enter into a code-share agreement in the near future. The frequent-flyer participation agreement will expand the opportunities to earn and redeem miles to new destinations for the more than 62 million members of American’s AAdvantage program and the 6 million members of GOL’s Smiles program. Beginning August 1, AAdvantage and Smiles members will be able to earn miles on all eligible GOL and American flights. Then, beginning in the fall, AAdvantage and Smiles members will be able to redeem their miles for travel on GOL and American flights worldwide. To celebrate this agreement, AAdvantage members will be able to earn double miles when flying on eligible GOL flights between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31.