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American Airlines Adds Cape Air, S7 Airlines to Online Award Search Tool

American Airlines Adds Cape Air, S7 Airlines to Online Award Search Tool
Anya Kartashova

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

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.

S7 Airlines

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.

 

[Image: Flickr/cavenaghi9]

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  1. CaliforniaSteve

    December 11, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    AA, could you PLEASE just get on the stick and add the airlines that people really want to book, like Cathay, JAL and BA?

  2. drvannostren

    December 12, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Yea, I’m sure each program will say “it’s not us, it’s the airlines themselves that are the issue”…but how is it that suddenly like 5 more airlines come online for AA after all this time? This isn’t new partners who ALSO are bookable. I dunno what the deal with CX is, but JL awards are bookable with AS online, so why not AA?

    I am a little surprised though that this didn’t come with a deval. That’s was Singapore did, a bunch of stuff became bookable online, but OH it also came with an added cost of more miles. Totally unrelated of course ;).

    At this point I expect any “good” news to come with a grain of salt, making it good for only the smallest 1% of members, or with a totally bad bit of news.

  3. zeer0

    December 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Awesome, I can now fly to wonderful places like Novokuznetsk and Vladikavkaz with my AA miles. And I might even find a seat or two to redeem for, unlike any route within the US.

  4. j2simpso

    December 14, 2018 at 12:34 am

    In AA’s defence it’s difficult to get CX and JL on board, they’re different airlines with presumably different fare codes and booking systems. It would be one thing if they were all part of an alliance that would handle these quirks…WAIT A SECOND!

  5. RoadDog89

    December 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    9K doesn’t offer beverage service. There is barely room for pax let alone beverages.

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