Malaysia Airlines Joins OneWorld Alliance, Double Miles for AAdvantage Fliers

by on February 1, 2013 · 8 comments

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With its new livery, new premium 777 planes, Choice Fares and the Business ExtrAA enrollment bonus, American Airlines has been on a roll lately with big news.

Here is yet another tidbit that should get AAdvantage members excited: Beginning today, American Airlines, along with its fellow Oneworld alliance members, welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysia Airlines into the alliance in a move meant to strengthen the alliance’s route network between key business cities in Asia and other parts of the world, and to make Kuala Lumpur a Southeast Asian hub.

More specifically, Malaysia connects 16 new destinations, including Medan, Indonesia, and Siem Reap, Cambodia, plus one new country, Brunei, to the Oneworld map; as well as servicing other major gateways including London and Paris with its new A380 aircraft.

Kuala Lumpur is the world’s 10th most-visited city by international travelers according to the latest annual Mastercard survey, and Malaysia Airlines itself has won the World’s Best Cabin Staff title from the UK-based Skytrax airline quality rating agency in seven of the past 11 years.

Malaysia airlines just received a 5-star ranking by Skytrax.

Malaysia airlines just received a 5-star ranking by Skytrax.

Mileage Bonus

Starting today, American’s customers can earn and redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles when traveling on Malaysia Airlines.

An added bonus: To mark the occasion, current AAdvantage members can earn double miles every time they fly an eligible fare on Malaysia Airlines between February 15 – April 15, 2013. To participate in the AAdvantage double miles promotion, members need to register prior to travel using promotion code MHDBL. Customers can register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at

Kuala Lumpur International Airport has its own forest reserve inside, located in the Satellite building.

Kuala Lumper International Airport has its own forest reserve inside, located in the Satellite building.

Per the terms and conditions of the promotion, AAdvantage double mileage offer is valid on all eligible Malaysia Airlines from February 15, 2013 through April 15, 2013. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on purchased, published First Class fares booked in A or F; Business Class fares booked in J, C, or D; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, or S on Malaysia Airlines operated flights. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification or Million Miler status. Double miles will be calculated at 100% of the base miles earned. Registration prior to travel is required.

Although there might be some bumpy days ahead for American if a possible merger with US Airways goes through, the addition of Malaysia Airlines as the twelfth Oneworld alliance partner is definitely some good news, and if you have some Asia travel coming up this spring, you might as well take advantage of this promo to earn double miles on American.

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  • Steve Gempeler

    You should write a post on BA short haul flight redemptions flying Malaysia Airlines if applicable.

  • Choiklu

    on the same subject but different airlines, Eva air had joined Star Alliance but when can we start redeeming awards on their metal, United Web search doesnt show any Eva seats at all.

  • Michael

    someone mentioned that on the Malaysian website, there are discounted biz and first fares. Can someone find out if this is true? Combined with the double miles, this might be an AMAZING DEAL ALERT

  • Dawson Williams

    Check REP to LAX.

  • Michael

    Dawson, did you find a premium fare that would qualify for the double miles promotion? In all my years as Executive Platinum, I’ve always wanted to fly in first or business for a great deal and get AA miles and double miles.

  • Lenny

    Malaysia airlines has always been a 5 star airlines, not “just received”. It is however, at risk of being downgraded to a 4 star due to management problems.

  • jerry6665

    this is good news! malaysia air is one of my favorite airlines. excellent staff, amenities and comfort.

  • Andrew

    Funny because S is what expertflyer says is MH’s award bucket for coach.

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