The Hyatt – American Airlines Loyalty Partnership is now live

I reported about the new Hyatt and American Airlines Loyalty Partnership back in March when it was first announced. Back then no date was named when the loyalty partnership would go live.

But surprise! Today is the day! It’s super funny, as just yesterday I sent out a DM to Hyatt Concierge and asked them if there is an update available when the partnership would go online. That’s a heck of a coincidence!

The loyalty partnership is live and elites with either one of the loyalty programs will earn bonus points or miles with the other. All you need to do is linking your loyalty accounts. You can link your accounts either on the American Airlines website or on the Hyatt website. For the links to work, you have to be logged in to your account as well. It doesn’t matter how you link your accounts. Well, this is only half-true as linking my accounts worked only on the American Airlines site but got an error message on the Hyatt website.

Once you linked your accounts and have status with one program you can unlock status challenges at the other loyalty program.

Additionally to that, you earn bonus points or miles with the other loyalty program but you need to have at least have status with one of the programs.

American Airlines Benefits:

  • Earn 1 AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible $1 you spend on qualifying Hyatt stays and experiences.
  • ConciergeKey℠ members can receive World of Hyatt Globalist status.
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members can earn World of Hyatt elite status at an accelerated rate.

Hyatt Benefits:

  • While flying on American Airlines, World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist members will earn one World of Hyatt bonus point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American flights.
  • You will continue to earn your regular miles with American Airlines as you are used to

I am really excited about this awesome partnership, as these are my primary travel partners at the moment. Hyatt is just amazing in general. Great benefits and awesome locations, unfortunately just a very small footprint. On the other hand, American Airlines is my main airline at the moment, as they offer the best routes and flights to the places I travel most or I can use one of their partner airlines.

Unfortunately, I can’t tell you much about any of the status challenges and what it would require as I am currently top tier with both programs.

I found this table below on the Hyatt website.

Benefits Member
No points or
nights requirement
Discoverist
10 nights or
25k Base Points
Explorist
30 nights or
50k Base Points
Globalist
60 nights or
100k Base Points
1 Bonus Point per $1 USD spent on qualifying American Airlines flights

X

X

X

Opportunities to Fast track to higher American Airlines AAdvantage® Elite Status

X

X

Once you linked your accounts, give it about 1-2 business days for the offers to show up in your account. You have time to link your accounts until September 30, 2019, but I wouldn’t wait that long and eventually losing valuable points and miles.

I will keep a close look at both of my accounts and check if the partner points/miles actually post to my account.

Have you linked your accounts already and if so, what status challenges did you receive?

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