Last week I wrote that American and Etihad were expanding their codeshare relationship to include the Etihad Dallas and San Francisco – Abu Dhabi flights.
At that point you could only earn American miles on Etihad flights to and from North America if booked as an American codeshare. More codesharing meant more flights where you could earn American miles while flying Etihad.
I concluded that despite huffing and puffing about American partners Etihad and Qatar and also Emirates, the American-Etihad partnership didn’t appear to be fraying.
And indeed, it now gets even better. Hat tip to TravelingBetter.com, American has removed the restriction that said you had to fly an American codeshare in order to earn miles flying Etihad between North America and Abu Dhabi.
You can now earn American miles on eligible published fares when flying Etihad, no codeshare required. That’s an improved frequent flyer arrangement.
And it gives me confidence in my continued ability to redeem American miles for Etihad flights in the medium-term.
Flying a mistake fare on Etihad coming up? Credit those miles to American!