American, Qatar Airways to Offer Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Program Benefits

By Jesse Sokolow on 23 September 2013
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Qatar Airways' business-class seating

Qatar Airways’ business-class seating

American Airlines announced that it expanded its relationship with Qatar Airways to offer reciprocal frequent flyer program benefits.

American Airlines AAdvantage members will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by Qatar Airways.  In addition, members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club will be able to earn and redeem miles on American Airlines-operated flights.

The new benefits are in addition to the agreement the two airlines have in place, under which the two carriers codeshare on 170 routes throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S.

Qatar Airways announced earlier this month that it will join oneworld alliance on October 30.  The carrier will be the first of the three major airlines in the Gulf region to join a global airline alliance.

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