Elite members of either program will receive points and miles when booking either brand.
Elite members in American Airlines AAdvantage and World of Hyatt loyalty programs will earn both points and miles on every qualifying American Airlines flight and each Hyatt hotel stay, thanks to an enhanced loyalty partnership expected to launch later this year. To benefit from the double-earnings program, members will need to register and link their accounts.
“We are thrilled to further expand our relationship with the world’s largest airline,” said Amy Weinberg, SVP at World of Hyatt. “Through our continued commitment to listening to member feedback, we learned that an ideal airline and hotel relationship would make the travel experience more seamless by providing dual earning and status options.”
“We learned that an ideal airline and hotel relationship would make the travel experience more seamless by providing dual earning and status options.”
The combined benefits are available to AAdvantage elite members, starting at the AAdvantage Gold level (earned after flying 25,000 miles or 30 segments and spending $3,000 or more). Once registered, members will earn one AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible dollar spent at qualifying Hyatt properties in addition to AAdvantage miles. AAdvantage Platinum and above status will get room upgrades, free premium internet, late check-out upon request, and more. Plus, American’s invitation-only ConciergeKey members will receive World of Hyatt Globalist status.
World of Hyatt elite members starting at the Discoverist level (earned after 10 nights, 25,000 points or holding at least three meetings or events in a calendar year), will earn one World of Hyatt bonus point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American flights in addition to their Hyatt points. Plus Explorist (earned after 10 event bookings in a calendar year) and Globalist (earned after 20 event bookings in a calendar year) members will get additional American Airlines benefits such as priority boarding, free checked bags and preferred seats.