Just when you believe you know all the partners of American Airlines AAdvantage, you are surprised to find who else is in there.
Gulf Air has been an AAdvantage partner for some time.
Gulf Air aims to serve underserved markets close to its hub, Bahrain International Airport.
The airline currently has services to these destinations:
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Medina, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai,United Ara bEmirates
Admittedly most of the destinations aren't on every traveler's list, but some of the more exotic ones are rather hard to reach with other airlines.
Business class catches decent reviews. A number of planes now come with lie-flat seats.