Malaysia Airlines Joins OneWorld Alliance, Double Miles for AAdvantage Fliers

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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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  • Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy Group 1 Boarding on American Airlines flights*
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  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back — up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*
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