After adding three airlines to its award search tool online in October, American Airlines has made two new additions to the ability to book seats with miles on its website: Cape Air and S7 Airlines.
Cape Air is a Massachusetts-based airline that serves 43 destinations, mostly of which are in the United States. American Airlines has codeshare agreements with Cape Air on routes to the Caribbean, including Anguilla, Nevis, Tortola, as well as Vieques and Mayaguez in Puerto Rico.
However, at this point, only certain Cape Air routes can be booked with AA miles online. Particularly, flights from St. Louis, Missouri (STL) to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (TBN); Kirksville, Missouri (IRK); Marion, Illinois (MWA); and Owensboro, Kentucky (OWB) are the only ones that show up on the website.
Keep in mind that a lot of these flights can be purchased for rather cheap (around $20 each way) in economy class, and this use of AAdvantage miles isn’t the best option.
The most expensive Cape Air flight on the list runs to Fort Leonard Wood for $99 each way, but it isn’t much compared to 12,500 American Airlines miles you’d redeem for this one-way flight.
Russian carrier S7 Airlines, a oneworld member, is a much more interesting addition, in my opinion. The airline flies 92 aircraft to 146 destinations in Europe and Asia, and you’ll have some interesting routing choices.
For example, you can book a one-way award flight between Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) and Europe for 12,500 miles in economy and 22,500 miles in business class.
Keep in mind that if you collect British Airways Avios or have access to a transferrable program that partners with BA, you can book the same flight for either 10,000 or 20,000 Avios in economy or business class respectively.