Announced a couple of months ago, the American Airlines and Hyatt partnership is now live and registration is enabled. This means that you can now register to earn things like more miles when staying at Hyatt and more points when flying with American Airlines. To make it sweeter for elite members, you also will receive fast track status opportunities!
Now Live: American Airlines and Hyatt Partnership for Fast Track Status and More Miles/Points
Have questions? Check out this Hyatt FAQ to help answer them!
To begin, you are going to want to link your accounts so that you can start getting promotions and maximize your earnings. You can do that in just under a minute but it may take a day or two for the status promotions to show up in your accounts (it took about 12 hours for mine to show up in my AA account).
More Miles and Points via Partnership
Here are the earning rates for this new partnership:
- Earning AA Miles with Hyatt: AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey members will be able to earn one AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible dollar spent at qualifying Hyatt properties.
- Earning Hyatt Points with AA: World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members will be able to earn one World of Hyatt bonus point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American flights.
Of course, all of this earning is on top of the miles/points you would earn already. So, if you are a Hyatt elite member, you will receive one point for every eligible dollar spent with American Airlines but you would also receive American Airline miles from that purchase/flight as well.
Fast Track Status Opportunities
When I wrote the first post a couple of months ago, I had guessed that maybe Globalist members would receive a fast track opportunity for American Airlines Platinum Pro and Explorist members would receive a fast track for Platinum. Unfortunately, it appears I was wrong in my hopeful guesses. Here is the offer I received (as a Hyatt Explorist):
“Take your World of Hyatt Explorist status to the next level and enjoy free AAdvantage® Gold status for 3 months after you register.“
This means that Discoverist members will not (at present) receive any fast track opportunity and the same is true for American Airlines Gold members – no status for them.
But, if you are a super loyal American Airlines flyer that spend a lot of money with them (enough to earn Concierge Key status), you will receive Hyatt Globalist status.
Now, it has been possible to receive targeted status e-mails from American Airlines for lower tiers for a while and to also even pay for a challenge. So, getting a Gold offer isn’t the greatest thing in the world but for anyone that wants to earn AA miles for Hyatt stays, it is definitely worth considering since you need to have at least Gold status to earn.
Here are the terms for the fast track status offer from American Airlines for Hyatt Explorist members:
Keep your AAdvantage® Gold status through January 31, 2021 by earning the required Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either the required Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) between the date you register and the date 3 months after you register:
- $1,000 EQDs and either 7,000 EQMs or 8 EQSs
Qualifying EQDs, EQMs and EQSs to extend status are earned when you fly on eligible tickets for flights operated by American Airlines or marketed by American, American Eagle®, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines.
Even though this isn’t earth shattering news, it will be nice to earn some extra miles and points on travel I already do. This is a nice move by both American Airlines and Hyatt and I look forward to some more attractive offers in the future as this partnership ages a bit.
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