World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage announced in March that they would start cross earning miles and points for flights and hotel stays. They would also offer extra status opportunities. Now there’s a linking option to start earning American Airlines AAdvantage miles for your Hyatt stays. You still have to wait to earn Hyatt points for American Airlines flights.
Earn AAdvantage Miles on Hyatt Stays
As an AAdvantage Gold member, you can earn both World of Hyatt points and AAdvantage bonus miles on qualifying Hyatt hotel stays and experiences. Simply link your AAdvantage and World of Hyatt accounts to get started.
Here’s how it works:
- Link your AAdvantage account to your World of Hyatt account. (Not a World of Hyatt member? Sign up before you link.)
- After linking, automatically earn one AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying Hyatt stays and experiences. That’s in addition to the World of Hyatt points you can earn from your stay or experience as a World of Hyatt member.
Here’s how the partnership works as far as earning extra rewards.
- World of Hyatt elite members will be able to earn one World of Hyatt Bonus Point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American Airlines flights. This will be on top of what they are already earning on American Airlines flights.
- AAdvantage® elite members will be able to earn one AAdvantage® bonus mile for every eligible dollar spent at qualifying Hyatt hotels. This will be on top of what they are already earning on Hyatt stays.
There’s also status opportunities:
- Explorist and Globalist World of Hyatt members will be able to work their way toward higher status in the AAdvantage® program through elite status challenges to enjoy access to the best AAdvantage® benefits including priority boarding, free checked bags, free preferred seats and more.
- Additionally, Platinum, Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum AAdvantage® members will be able to work their way toward higher status in the World of Hyatt program through elite status challenges and will have access to the best World of Hyatt benefits, including a dedicated check-in area, late check-out upon request, room upgrades and free premium internet.
- Upon registering, these elite members will be able to immediately enjoy their new loyalty benefits in the reciprocal program tier as they work to maintain that elite tier status.