Hyatt and American Airlines are teaming up to offer expanded
partnership benefits across their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage loyalty
Under the new collaboration, World of Hyatt members at the
Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist levels will be able to earn one World of
Hyatt bonus point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American
flights, while AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and
ConciergeKey members will be granted one AAdvantage bonus mile for every
eligible dollar spent at qualifying Hyatt properties.
Additionally, elite members of either the World of Hyatt or
AAdvantage platforms will have access to elite-tier benefits across both
programs for a limited time. For example, elite World of Hyatt members will
have access to AAdvantage elite status benefits like priority boarding and free
checked bags, while elite AAdvantage members will have access to World of Hyatt
elite status benefits like late check-out upon request, room upgrades and
complimentary premium internet.
"This is really a win for elite members in both loyalty
programs," said World of Hyatt senior vice president Amy Weinberg. "Status,
and the ability to earn it, is something that we know really matters to our
The new benefits build on an existing loyalty program
partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines, which allows World of Hyatt
members to convert points into airline miles, among other perks.