British Airways

Earn Miles

Earn miles when flying on British Airways marketed and operated flights for travel on an eligible published fare ticket. Miles are also earned on British Airways codeshare flights operated by oneworld carriers and oneworld affiliates.

Travel on British Airways and affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage elite status membership.

What is an eligible published fare ticket?

Eligible published fare tickets must be:

  1. Booked in a eligible booking code — find the fare booking code by looking for a single letter which immediately follows the flight number on your ticket. Next, compare this booking code against the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine whether or not it is eligible to earn base miles and, at what percentage base miles will be accrued.
  2. On an eligible routing — check the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine if any origin and destinations are excluded from earning base miles.

Flights on/after January 1, 2011

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 100% 50% 1.50
Club World/
Club Europe
(Business Class)
C, D, I, J, R 100% 25% 1.50
World Traveller Plus
(Premium Economy)
E, T, W 100% 10% 1.50
World Traveller & Euro Traveller
(Full Fare Economy Class)
Y, B 100%   1.50
World Traveller & Euro Traveller
(Economy Class)
H 100%   1.00
World Traveller & Euro Traveller
(Discount Economy Class)
K, L, M, V 100%   1.00
World Traveller & Euro Traveller
(Deep Discount Economy Class)
G, Q, S, N, O 100%   .50

Frequently Asked Questions

Redeem AAdvantage Miles

Use AAdvantage miles to book award travel on British Airways flights with one of the following award options:

  • oneworld & Other Airline Awards - Awards that allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.

All awards are valid for one-way travel — unless otherwise specified — and may be combined to create round-trip or multi-city travel. These awards are MileSAAver awards and as such are subject to special seating limitations and to certain travel embargo dates.

These British Airways flights are not eligible for award travel:

BA 7020 - BA 7025
BA 8050 - BA 8069

There are no Travel Embargo Dates on British Airways.

You can book award travel on one of our AAdvantage participating carriers or oneworld airlines, on or contact Reservations at 1-800-882-8880 (or your local American Airlines office). An award service charge applies to AAdvantage award reservations ticketed by our reservations office, Travel Centers or airport agents. View complete details on making award reservations.

oneworld & Other Airline Awards

AAdvantage Elite Status Member Benefits

The following benefits apply to AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members when flying on British Airways or their affiliate airlines:

  • Minimum mileage guarantee for travel on flights under 500 miles
  • Additional elite status bonus miles for AAdvantage Executive Platinum and
    AAdvantage Platinum members. Effective November 1, 2011, AAdvantage Gold members will also receive their 25% bonus when traveling on British Airways.
  • Additional oneworld airline recognition and benefits

Contact Information

British Airways — 1-800-247-9297 or online at

Missing Mileage Credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage mileage to automatically post to your account.

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

View AAdvantage Program Terms and Conditions

British Airways

British Airways is a global airline, offering an extensive world wide service eligible for AAdvantage mileage accrual and redemption within the United Kingdom and Europe and between Europe and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. British Airways is a member of the oneworld alliance.

oneworld Affiliate Airlines

BA Cityflyer, Comair, OpenSkies, Sun-Air of Scandinavia