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AA and Hyatt partnership is Live – Link your accounts

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Earlier this year we broke down the new partnership between AA and Hyatt and explained how you can Quad earn ( worth reading IMO ). Now, that program is live and you can link your accounts, start earning points, go after challenges, the whole kit and kaboodle. Here’s a quick overview of the program.

If you’re flying on American Airlines

  • If you’re Discoverist, Explorist, or Globalist you’ll earn a bonus World of Hyatt point for every dollar spent on AA flights

If you’re staying at Hyatt hotels

  • If you’re Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum, or Concierge Key – you’ll earn a bonus Aadvantage mile for every eligible dollar you spend at qualifying Hyatt hotels.

If you’re one of the uber elite AA Concierge Key members, congratulations, you’ll receive comped Globalist status. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Earning status at an accelerated rate you may receive an email offer:

The way it works is, if you carry Elite status in AA or Hyatt, you may receive a targeted email to gain status in the partner program on an accelerated basis. Stay 10 nights within a certain amount of time, fly a certain number of EQM and spend EQD to achieve status. Personally, I carry Explorist status and

  • Terms for AA
    • Have a valid email address listed in your AAdvantage® account in order for American Airlines to email you in the event you are so selected. You can manage your AAdvantage® email preferences from your AAdvantage® account page.
    • Have a valid email address listed in your World of Hyatt account in order for World of Hyatt to email you in the event you are so selected. You can manage your World of Hyatt email preferences from your World of Hyatt account page.
  • Terms for Hyatt
    • Have a valid email address listed in your World of Hyatt account in order for World of Hyatt to email you in the event you are so selected. You can manage your World of Hyatt email preferences from your World of Hyatt account page.
    • You must have a valid email address listed in your AAdvantage® account in order for American Airlines to email you in the event you are so selected. You can manage your AAdvantage® email preferences from your AAdvantage® account page.

Roughly a week after I linked my accounts, my AA account had this targeted offer:

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You can link your accounts via this link

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • 60k points after $4k spend in 3 months
    • Worth $750 in Chase Travel℠ and way more if you maximize transfer partners
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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