Since May 7, AAdvantage and Smiles members will receive frequent flier miles on both American Airlines and GOL Airlines. American Airlines AAdvantage clients will earn elite status, book award travel flying GOL in Brazil, Caribbean and South America.
GOL Airlines has a vast network in Brazil which makes easy for American to connect beyond Rio, Sao Paulo and Brasilia. To the United States, GOL flies to Miami and Orlando and will benefit from American’s largest hubs in these locations.
GOL Airlines was Delta’s former partner and that changed last year when Delta and Latam Airlines announced their new partnership. This move opened the opportunity for American Airlines and GOL to solidify their relationship that will probably take some time to develop due to the present difficulties for the travel industry.