American Airlines adds Qantas as an online award redemption partner


During the online chat a couple weeks ago American Airlines noted that booking of award seats with oneworld partner Qantas was coming soon. Apparently "soon" meant this past week; the functionality is now available on aa.com. I picked Singapore to Sydney as a test search, knowing that there was a reasonable chance of actually finding the inventory, to see how the interface is working.

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Toggling between the Coach, Business and First tabs at the top will have the calendar update with the correct data for that cabin. Clicking through on a date will lead to the details page.

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And then clicking through allows confirmation of the seat. Interestingly, a connecting flight in Business Class has lower fees than the non-stop in Coach, but both are reasonable.

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American is making great strides to bring their award booking engine up to par in terms of both the breadth and depth of functionality. That’s always a good thing to see as a customer.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

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