Use British Airways Avios for Flights on American

Save thousands of points when you use British Airways Avios for flights on American Airlines to Hawaii (Aulani). You can fly directly from Los Angeles or Phoenix to Honolulu for only 13,000 points each direction.

British Airways Avios are easy to earn. They directly transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and Marriott. This makes it a great strategy for flights to Hawaii.

How To: Use British Airways Avios for Flights on American Airlines

Step 1: Log Into British Airways Website

Award space for American Airlines flights is available to search at, so the easiest way to find award space is directly through British Airways online.

Log into your British Airways account at or create an account if you don’t have one.


Step 2: Select “My Account”

After you’re logged in, select “My Account” on the middle left side of the page.

Step 3: Select “Book With Avios”

Step 4: Search Your Dates

Search for flights by using dates that fit your vacation plans. The more flexible you can be, the more likely you are to find award space.

Step 5: Select Your Flights

Once you find a flight that works for you and select it, you’ll see the total number of Avios you’ll need to spend. For example, flying from the West Coast to Hawaii will cost you 13,000 points each way.

Warning: If a flight shows it only has one or two seats available, you risk them getting snatched up before you can transfer your points into you account. Take this into consideration if you need to transfer points into your account.

Step 6: Transfer Points

It’s unlikely you have British Airways Avios already sitting in your account. It’s more likely that you’re transferring them from Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards. Now that you know you have a flight option you like, go ahead and transfer the points you need into your British Airways account.