American Airlines and Brazil’s GOL Airlines Announce Frequent Flyer Program and Codeshare Agreements
The agreement makes it even more convenient for travelers to see more of
The frequent flyer participation agreement will expand the opportunities to earn and redeem miles to new destinations for the more than 62 million members of American’s AAdvantage program and the 6 million members of GOL’s Smiles program. Beginning
The codeshare agreement between American and GOL, which is planned for later this year, will offer customers a smoother, more-convenient travel experience when flying to and from points in
“American’s new frequent flyer and codeshare agreements with GOL significantly increase the flexibility, in terms of flight schedule and price, available to our passengers,” said Peter J. Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President –
“This agreement adds additional value for each airline’s customers. With this collaboration, GOL will now offer American Airlines customers access to South America’s largest route network and the continent’s fastest growing airline,” said
Once the codeshare agreement is in effect, customers transferring from GOL to an American Airlines flight leaving
Along with convenient ticketing and luggage arrangements, American and GOL also offer affordable interline fares for both Premium Class and Economy Class travel. Interline tickets for travel between American and GOL can be purchased through AA and its appointed agencies around the world, using electronic ticketing. American serves five destinations in
American has expanded its service levels to
Following is a summary of American’s U.S. –
American Airlines Brazil Service Summary Sao Paulo - Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK Rio de Janeiro - Miami Belo Horizonte - Miami Recife - Miami Salvador - Miami *During the first month of our partnership, miles earned for flights may take up to three weeks to be posted to members' accounts on the Smiles program.
About American Airlines
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About the AAdvantage Program
The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 60 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 12 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2008, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 155 billion miles to claim more than 4.8 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
GOL, one of Brazil’s largest airlines, offers nearly 800 daily flights to 49 destinations connecting the most important cities in
Available in over 200 countries with over 6 million participants, Smiles (www.smiles.com.br) is GOL’s customer relationship program. Through the program, customers accumulate miles every time they fly on GOL, VARIG and airline partners, or when they purchase services and products from the program’s 150 non-air partners. Additionally, some program rewards provide travel advantages, such as exclusive check-in counters, higher baggage allowances and access to Smiles VIP lounges in airports.
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