American Airlines

Earn Miles

Earn miles when flying on American Airlines and American Eagle® flights for travel on an eligible published fare ticket. Miles are also earned for travel on American Airlines or American Eagle codeshare flights operated by other airlines.

Travel on American Airlines and affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage elite status membership.

Class of Service Purchased Fares Booked in: Base Miles (elite status qualifying) Class of Service Bonus Miles Elite Qualifying Points per Mile Earned
First Class A, F, P 100% 50% 1.50
Business Class D, I, J, R 100% 25% 1.50
Full Fare Economy Class Y, B, W** 100%   1.50
Discount Economy Class H, K, M, L, W, V 100%   1.00
Discount Economy Class G, Q, N, O, S 100%   .50

**In some cases, American Airlines codeshare flights booked in 'W' (marketed by American Airlines and operated by other airlines), represents travel in a Premium Economy cabin or fare. The rate at which AAdvantage miles or points are earned for travel in Premium Economy will be based on the operating carrier's individual program rules. For example, travel in Premium Economy on a flight operated by British Airways or Qantas Airways will earn an additional 10% class of service bonus. Travel on a Premium Economy fare on a flight operated by Japan Airlines does not earn an additional class of service bonus.

There are certain airline ticket types that are not eligible for mileage accrual regardless of the booking class. These include, without limitation, the following:

  • all tickets issued as AAdvantage awards
  • other free ticket promotions including free or reduced rate tickets
  • companion tickets
  • charter flight tickets
  • travel agency/industry reduced rate tickets
  • infant tickets
  • items occupying a purchased seat
  • unpublished fare tickets, including consolidator fares
  • tickets issued subject to special provisions

Redeem AAdvantage Miles

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You can use your AAdvantage miles to fly to exciting destinations on American Airlines and American Eagle. All awards are valid for one-way travel - unless otherwise specified - and may be combined to create a round-trip or multi-city trips. Restrictions apply to some of these awards. Please read all award and claiming information before selecting an award.

AAnytime Awards provide you with the most flexibility, allowing you to book any seat on any flight, with no blackout dates.

MileSAAver Awards provide you with an economical alternative, if you are flexible with your travel plans, but are subject to special limitations on seating availability and to certain travel embargo dates.

Upgrade Awards provide you with the opportunity to purchase an Economy Class or Business Class ticket and use AAdvantage miles, along with a non-refundable co-pay, if applicable, to confirm an upgrade to the next higher cabin.

  • Upgrade awards are only valid on individual published-fare tickets on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines and are subject to capacity controls. Co-Payment is non-refundable and inclusive of U.S. excise tax where applicable.
  • Upgrades are valid to the next class of service and limited to a single one-way trip with a maximum of three segments.
  • Within the Upgrade Awards Chart (see below), the various upgrade categories are defined as follows:
    • Full Fare Economy is defined as published fares booked in Y or B (excluding Military or Government fares)
    • Select Business is defined as published fares booked in I
    • Full Fare Business is defined as published fares booked in J, D or R.

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American Airlines Upgrade Award Chart

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AAdvantage Elite Status Member Benefits

The following benefits apply to AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, AAdvantage® Platinum and AAdvantage® Gold members when flying on American Airlines or American Eagle or when traveling on codeshare flights booked under the AA flight number:

Contact Information

American Airlines - 1-800-882-8880

Missing Mileage Credit

Please allow up to seven days for AAdvantage mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on American Airlines, complete an online mileage request form. When completing this form, choose American Airlines from the "Select Airline Flown" drop-down menu.

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American Airlines

American Airlines and American Eagle offer service to over 240 cities in the U.S. and Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, India, Latin America and Asia. See where we fly using our interactive map. American Airlines is a member of the oneworld alliance.