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Did you know that Hyatt and American Airlines have joined forces to offer members more ways to earn points? Once you link your World of Hyatt and American AAdvantage accounts, this is an easy way to earn extra points and miles without any extra effort.
If you have both a World of Hyatt account and an American Airlines account, it’s a great idea to link them so that you can earn some bonus points! Here’s the catch — only elite members are eligible to earn bonus points or miles.
When your accounts are linked you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
This is in addition to the normal World of Hyatt points you’d earn for a Hyatt stay or the AAdvantage miles you’d earn for a flight. These points and miles do count toward elite status within the American Airines program, but not in the World of Hyatt program.
Hot Tip: The names in your Hyatt and American Airlines accounts must match to get the reciprocal benefits. If your name doesn’t match, you can send a name change request along with a state-issued I.D. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you happen to be an elite member in both programs (minimum of Hyatt Discoverist and AAdvantage Gold) you’ll be able to earn bonus Hyatt points for your American Airlines flights and bonus American Airlines miles for your Hyatt hotel stays.
World of Hyatt elite members will earn 1 bonus point per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines flights (not including taxes, baggage fees, or inflight purchases). An eligible flight is one that’s marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle.
The following flights do not qualify for bonus points:
American Airlines elite members will earn 1 mile per $1 spent on qualifying Hyatt stays and experiences. This includes many types of incidental charges that are added to your Hyatt folio.
While none of the bonus points earned through this partnership count toward elite status in either the Hyatt or American Airlines loyalty programs, there are other opportunities to earn elite status faster.
AAdvantage Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Executive Platinum members may have opportunities to earn elite status with Hyatt through various offers throughout the year.
World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist members may be able to earn American Airlines elite status through promotional offers, however, these offers won’t allow an AAdvantage member to requalify for the same level of status held at the time of registration in the offer.
If you’re already an American Airlines ConciergeKey member, you’re eligible for Hyatt Globalist status through this partnership.
If you’re a fan of Hyatt or American Airlines, but don’t have elite status in either program, you may be disappointed to know you won’t be able to link your accounts to earn bonus points. But the good news is that you can get elite status quickly (with Hyatt at least)! Here’s what you need to know about earning elite status with both Hyatt and American Airlines.
It’s easy to earn Hyatt elite status. That’s because Hyatt Discoverist status comes automatically with both The World of Hyatt Credit Card and The World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. That’s enough to allow you to link your American Airlines account to your Hyatt account to start earning bonus World of Hyatt points on eligible American flights.
The World of Hyatt card offers a fast track to Hyatt elite status, an annual free night, and up to 9x points per $1 on Hyatt stays.
The World of Hyatt Credit Card makes your Hyatt stays more rewarding and helps you get coveted World of Hyatt elite status faster. This card is a must-have for any traveler who regularly stays at Hyatt hotels, or even for anyone who’s able to take advantage of the card’s annual free night certificate.
When you factor in all the benefits the World of Hyatt card offers, it’s easy to see why it is one of the best co-branded hotel credit cards on the market.
The World of Hyatt Business card provides a solid option for business travelers that are looking to put their expenses on a small business card.
Hyatt loyalists who do their fair share of business travel have been clamoring for the addition of a co-branded Hyatt business credit card for quite some time — and now it’s finally here.
The World of Hyatt Business Credit Card is now available. In this guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about it!
If you’re after a higher level of Hyatt status, you’ll be able to earn elite night credits on both Hyatt credit cards. World of Hyatt cardholders will get 5 elite night credits automatically and will earn 2 elite night credits for every $5,000 in spend. World of Hyatt Business cardholders will earn 5 elite nights for every $10,000 in spend. You can even spend your way to top-tier Globalist status!
You’ll link your Hyatt and American Airlines accounts through the program you have elite status with.
If you have Hyatt elite status (Discoverist or higher), you can link your accounts from your Hyatt account.
If you have American Airlines elite status (Gold or higher), you can link your accounts from your American account by logging in, selecting Partner accounts from the AAdvantage menu then selecting Link your account, or by using this direct link.
If you have elite status with both programs, you can link your accounts from either Hyatt or American Airlines.
If you want to unlink your accounts you can call either Hyatt at 800-323-7249 or American at 800-882-8880.
While this partnership isn’t mind-blowing, any extra opportunities to earn more points without any more work is a good thing. If you’ve got elite status with either Hyatt or American Airlines, it makes sense to link your accounts so you can earn some bonus points the next time you book a flight with American or stay in a Hyatt hotel.
The information regarding The World of Hyatt Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
Yes, American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts have partnered to offer members bonus points and miles-earning opportunities. World of Hyatt elites can earn bonus points for eligible American Airlines flights. American AAdvantage elite members can earn bonus miles on eligible Hyatt hotel stays and experiences.
If you’ve got American Airlines elite status, you can link your account to Hyatt by logging in, selecting Partner accounts from the AAdvantage menu then selecting Link your account, or by using this direct link.
If you’ve only got Hyatt elite status, you’ll need to link your accounts from the Hyatt/American partner page.
You won’t be able to earn elite status from the Hyatt and American partnership, but higher-level elites (Hyatt Explorist and higher and American Platinum or higher) may have opportunities to fast-track to status through elite status offers. These offers aren’t permanent, so keep an eye out for them throughout the year. The only exception to this is for American Airlines ConciergeKey members who are eligible for Hyatt Globalist status through this partnership.
No, none of the bonus Hyatt points or American Airlines miles count towards elite status in either program.
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