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American Airlines And GOL Loyalty Members Now Enjoy Enhanced Benefits on Both Airlines

American Airlines AAdvantage® status members and GOL Smiles Diamond members will now have access to benefits such as complimentary premium seating, priority check-in, priority boarding and more when traveling on either airline.


American Airlines and GOL Expand Reciprocal Loyalty Benefits for AAdvantage Status Members and GOL SMILES Diamond Members - Courtesy American Airlines

On Tuesday (May 17, 2022), American Airlines announced an expansion of their partnership with GOL that will ensure their most loyal members enjoy a more seamless experience with enhanced reciprocal benefits. American Airlines AAdvantage® status members and their companions flying on GOL-operated flights will now receive complimentary GOL+ Conforto seats, priority check-in and boarding, and complimentary seat selection. GOL SMILES Diamond members will also enjoy access to complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats, as well as priority check-in, security, boarding and baggage when flying with American.


In today’s announcment, American Airlines’ Vice President of Customer Experience, Loyalty and Marketing, Julie Rath, said,


“Our partnership with GOL is a win-win for our customers at both airlines as travel demand to and from South America continues to increase. Adding reciprocal benefits reinforces our commitment to creating customer value for our status members and expanding our AAdvantage program.”


GOL’s Director of Alliances and Distribution, Randall Saenz Aguero, added,


“This is a step that strengthens our partnership with American Airlines. We already have reciprocal connectivity in the hubs operated by the two companies, ensuring the best combination of frequencies and products between Brazil and the United States. Now, the partnership of American and GOL provides a wide range of benefits to customers of both airlines.”

Founded in 2001, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) is Brazil’s largest airline and a leader in the business and leisure segments, carrying over 33 million guests annually. Currently, the airline offers 750 daily flights to more than 100 destinations in Brazil, South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. GOL maintains alliances with American Airlines and Air France-KLM, as well as 14 codeshare partnerships and 77+ interline agreements. The carrier operates an award winning loyalty program called ‘Smiles’, as well as GOLLOG, which delivers parcels across various regions in Brazil and abroad in partnership with Mercado Livre. GOL has 14,100 team members and operates a standardized fleet of 125 Boeing 737s.


American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines