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American Airlines Adds Codeshare to Several Qatar Airways Flights

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Recently, American Airlines and Qatar Airways announced a strategic alliance, allowing customers from both airlines to connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide on a single ticket. Now, American Airlines is adding its code to several Qatar Airways flights, allowing customers to fly to more destinations from the U.S.

New Flight From New York to Doha

American Airlines will be starting flights to Doha (DOH) from New York (JFK) on June 4, 2022, on a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft. This flight will be in addition to the several services that Qatar operates on its own planes.

While both airlines offer vastly different products, there are reasons one might choose American over Qatar:

If you’re flying on the new JFK-DOH flight, you’re likely not just stopping in Qatar; many customers will be flying onward to various countries throughout the world, and this is where the strategic alliance of codeshares comes into place.

New Codeshares

Enjoy Qatar’s high level of service on 16 new codeshare routes that can be purchased through American Airlines. Image Credit: Greg Stone

When American places its code on Qatar flights, it essentially acts as someone flying on American flight all the way to their final destination, though the flight will be operated by a different carrier. It’s worth noting that Qatar has its code on a number of domestic American Airlines flights.

16 new countries will be added to the codeshare list, enabling an American flyer to fly to these destinations on a single ticket:

  • Ethiopia
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

While both American and Qatar are in the Oneworld alliance, the ability to purchase a flight on a single reservation can be somewhat limited, depending on the carrier. Often, carriers within an alliance will form additional partnerships and opportunities to create a better experience for customers on either carrier.

Hot Tip: Learn about the best ways to book Qatar Airways Qsuites with points and miles in our detailed guide!

Final Thoughts

If you are an American Airlines customer and intend on flying into Africa, the Middle East, or Southeast Asia, the new codeshare flights operated by Qatar Airways will be invaluable to you. You’re able to take American’s new flight from New York to Doha and can connect on to one of Qatar’s many flights to 16 new cities.

About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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