American Airlines and Canadian carrier WestJet Airlines® are expanding their cooperative relationship by introducing reciprocal frequent flier opportunities. Under this agreement, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program and WestJet’s WestJet Rewards® program can earn AAdvantage miles or WestJet dollars when traveling on flights operated by the other airline.
This expanded relationship is in addition to the comprehensive codeshare agreement American and WestJet currently have in place that provides customers of both airlines more choices and greater connectivity when traveling between U.S. and Canadian gateways and beyond to cities throughout both countries.
“Our expanded cooperation with WestJet offers even more opportunities for our AAdvantage members to earn miles on flights to more destinations,” said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with WestJet and ensuring that our frequent fliers have valuable mileage earning – and redemption options wherever their travels take them.”
“We’re thrilled to begin this frequent flier partnership, which is a first for WestJet,” said Marshall Wilmot, WestJet’s Vice President – Product and Distribution. “This agreement represents the natural evolution of our strong codeshare relationship with American Airlines. We’re confident WestJet Rewards members will enjoy earning WestJet dollars faster as they fly with this valuable airline partner.”
Currently, the two airlines’ cooperative relationship provides American’s customers with codeshare service on 43 routes operated by WestJet, and provides WestJet’s customers with codeshare service on 61 routes operated by American and American Eagle®. Through this codeshare agreement, the two airlines serve Canada from all five of American’s key hubs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.