American Airlines, Qatar Airways ink reciprocal frequent flyer programme pact
Sep 24, 2013 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
Texas-based carrier American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ) and Doha-based Qatar Airways said they have expanded their relationship to include a reciprocal frequent flyer programme agreement providing customers more opportunities to earn and redeem miles when traveling across each airline's global network.
As of this week, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn and redeem AAdvantage miles and Qatar Privilege Club members can earn and redeem Qatar Qmiles when traveling on flights operated by the other carrier.
This agreement is in addition to the codeshare relationship the two carriers have in place, which includes joint marketing on 170 unique routes throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Qatar currently serves 130 destinations in more than 70 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America,Asia, and Australia. From its Doha hub, Qatar serves 22 cities throughout the Middle East and offers more than 1,100 weekly flights, including service to American's hubs in New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD), as well as Houston (IAH), Washington, DC (IAD), and, beginning in April of next year, Philadelphia (PHL).
In addition to expanding its partnership with American Qatar Airways will join the oneworld alliance on Oct. 30, making it the first of the three major airlines based in the Gulf region to join a global airline alliance. For more details, visit aa.com/qatar.
American Airlines' fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.
Find out more at www.aa.com.
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