I think you should be protected if you have an AAdvantage ticket on Cathay Pacific and you connect to a British Airways Avios ticket on SriLankan, because every airline involved (ticketing and operating) is involved in oneworld. Note: For Brazil pos tickets: In accordance with our exchange schedule and in accordance with the law BR 14.034/20, customers who hold confirmed tickets if/if their flight cancelled may require a full refund for tickets until December 31, 2020 with the branAC waiver code. However, Sri Lanka is considered The Asia 2 zone of American, so it is in the same category as Hong Kong. If you have both U.S. AAdvantage miles and British Airways Avios, you can redeem U.S. miles from the U.S. to Colombo (CMB) and exchange avios from Colombo to India. Although these are separate tickets, you are protected by oneworld policies (update: this is no longer the case): yesterday, SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld alliance and became the first airline in the Indian subcontinent to join a major alliance (there are reports that Air India could join Star Alliance, but this saga is like an ongoing Bollywood movie). This means you can use several oneworld currencies like AAdvantage and Avios on SriLankan Airlines. If a customer holds separate tickets on AA or any other oneworld airline, customers with separate tickets in the possession of Oneworld airlines must be treated as if by ticket passengers. In the event of a malfunction of the original ticket, the carrier responsible for the disruption is required to redirect the customer to its final destination. The stock of tickets for the second note must be that of a oneworld company eligible under the authorization waiver agreement. The Maldives is only 500 miles from Colombo, which allows you to book this route for only 4,500 Avios.
Remember that other oneworld airlines fly on this route, such as British Airways, but SriLankan has flights almost every day. It also opens the Indian subcontinent to those who have American Airlines and British Airways Avios miles, at least for the time being. I live on the west coast and book trips to India for me and my family to see my large family. One of the frustrating aspects of American Airlines prices is that they do not allow members to fly from the United States to India via Asia, even if it is the same distance as Europe. This is great news for several reasons. Colombo has been the scene in recent years of some very expensive fares, usually for passengers departing from Colombo. Even if you took a trip to the region (such as India, Maldives or Southeast Asia), some Colombo fares were simply too good to outdo them. SriLankan helps join an alliance, especially as it allows people to use British Airways Avios on their shorter flights. Going back to the topic, SriLankan`s itinerary network is not complete – you can see a list of destinations on Wikipedia – but there are several new destinations in oneworld. Note: Please ensure that the above procedures are followed to the letter to prevent the issuance of debit memos from Colombo to Delhi from 10,000 avios.
Apply to tickets whose dates comply with the Travel Communication Impact Data and/or tickets with an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and 31. March 2021 March 1, 2020 2020 – March 31, 2021 (was March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020) These routes are great if you have Colombo as your origin or destination, or if you have Colombo as a transit point for two separate tickets, but they are not so good when you try to get between two points on the subcontinent.