5 reasons to fly with American Airlines and British Airways on your next cruise and stay holiday

American Airlines and British Airways have been in partnership with each other for two decades, which has resulted in a generous selection of benefits for their passengers.  

At Barrhead Travel we have a long history with them and use their flight routes to create many of our holiday packages to North America and the Caribbean. Specifically we recommend them for our cruise and stay packages. Here are 5 reasons why. 

Start your holiday earlier

Normally, the flying portion of any holiday is viewed as a non-exciting logistical part of the journey. But with American Airlines and British Airways you can make it just as much part of the journey: with different classes to choose from, a range of fun stop over options, private lounges for first and business passengers, and in-flight entertainment. 

Flight routes to some of the world’s most popular cruise ports

Between them, American Airlines and British Airways offer an extensive selection of flight routes that include many of North America and the Caribbean’s most popular cruise ports, such as Barbados, Miami and New York.

Choose your travel class

Both American Airlines and British Airways offer a generous selection of travel classes.  

On-board American Airlines you can choose between First and Business, as well as four versions of Economy. Then on-board British Airways you can choose between Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First.

You can save up miles for both airlines

The partnership between American Airlines and British Airways allows passengers to collect miles on either airline, but spend them on both. Miles can be redeemed on flight upgrades, car rentals, and hotels. Perfect if you’re a frequent flyer!

Smoother connections

American Airlines and British Airways have worked together to create coordinated schedules and have Global Support centres the USA and UK. So if your journey does involve a stopover, you can rest assured that it will be a stress-free one.

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Morag Lee

Morag is the resident blog writer at Barrhead Travel. Can usually be found exploring a cruise ship or on a city break.