American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

By Anna Breuer on 22 March 2019
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DSC_0598American Airlines and China Southern Airlines announced the start of reciprocal frequent-flyer program benefits on Thursday.

The two had announced this expansion of their partnership last November.

The move allows members of American’s AAdvantage program and China Southern’s Sky Pearl Club to earn and redeem miles on the other’s flights.

American and China Southern expanded their code-sharing partnership last November as well.

Under the expanded codeshare agreement, American will be able to add its flight number to five destinations including Urumqi, Guiyang, and Guilin. It will also introduce codeshare service from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to nine destinations served by China Southern including Ghangzhou, Shenzhen, and Xingheng.

The agreement also allows China Southern to place its code on American flights from Los Angeles International, San Francisco International, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International airports covering a total of 21 cities.

In addition, the two airlines now can codeshare on each other’s transpacific flights between the United States and China.

American first announced its initial codeshare agreement with China Southern in January 2018, following a $200 million investment in the airline.

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