American AAdvantage Mileage Earning to Cease on Air Tahiti Nui

A minor note for most, to be sure, but after November 1 it will no longer be possible to earn American miles flying Air Tahiti Nui.

I don’t know the backstory here. For years Air Tahiti Nui was a redemption-only partner of American. Then they added Northwest as a redemption partner, there was talk of linking up with Delta for redemptions, and they began offering mileage accrual with American as well.

Now the notice says that redemption will conitnue, but no more accrual.

Of course, it will still be possible to accrue miles in Air Tahiti Nui’s program. But they don’t really have too many partners, most people flying Air Tahiti Nui will only do so once (roundtrip). For those who can build up a decent stash of their miles, though, upgrades are pretty easy to come by and they do offer family accounts.

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  1. This is a real bummer. To be able to earn AA miles on TN made flying to Tahiti an easy choice, but not anymore.

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