American Cut International
American Cut International

This year, American Airlines has been making quite a lot of updates to their award booking system. At the beginning of the year, their Premium Economy awards became bookable then a new award searching system arrived. Later throughout the year, Etihad and Cathay Pacific awards became bookable on

Now, as American Airlines completes their Premium Economy installation, the partner award chart for this cabin has been published and British Airways is the first bookable partner on Additionally, the new award searching system now has the calendar tool.

American Airlines New Partner Award Chart

Earlier today, American Airlines updated their flight award chart for oneworld and partner airlines. Specifically, they added Premium Economy prices for all regions. Take a look at the prices for flights that originate from contiguous U.S. and Canada:

a screenshot of a travel list
AA Award Chart

British Airways Premium Economy on

This morning added its first Premium Economy award redemption partner, British Airways. Currently, there is plenty of availability for transatlantic flights.

a screenshot of a flight schedule
British Airways awards on

Note that Premium Economy awards on British Airways will book into P fare class. New Award Searching Calendar

The new searching tool was first introduced in January, since then has been showing “Coming Soon” under the calendar option. Now, that is finally gone and the new calendar is here:

a screenshot of a calendar Award Searching Calendar

It is great to see the new calendar keeps the option for passengers to choose their travel class, as well as the number of stops. The current interface also looks cleaner than the past, which is great.

Bottom Line

American Airlines is really focusing a lot on their Premium Economy market as well as their award booking system. While I would not say using your miles on Premium Economy is the best option, at least these redemptions were added without devaluing the Business Class award price.

Are you planning to redeem partner Premium Economy awards on Do you like the new calendar?