I knew that American AAdvantage’s Kingfisher Airlines partnership was coming, and indeed that Kingfisher will be joining oneworld, but somehow I missed that earning and redemption between American and Kingfisher began yesterday. Thanks to reader Dan for the heads up!
Coming right on the heels of the addition of Etihad as a frequent flyer partner of American, not to mention the addition of Air Berlin, AAdvantage is really boosting its award travel offerings.
Unfortunately, it isn’t a simple matter to search Kingfisher award availability. It used to be shown on Expertflyer, but no longer is. It isn’t available through the KVS Tool either.
Here’s one Kingfisher route map, I haven’t paid attention to whether it’s up to date but gives you an idea of where they fly. I’ve generally found their award availability to be quite good, and their business class product is true lie flat.