Effective February 16, 2015, if you call to book award travel that can be booked on aa.com, there will be a fee of $30 for flights within the U.S. and $40 for international flights. The fee is waived for award reservations that cannot be booked on aa.com.
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American Airlines and US Airways flight awards
Enjoy no blackout dates with an AAdvantage® AAnytime® award when you travel on American Airlines or US Airways flights. If a seat is available, you can book it with miles. You'll also receive extra benefits such as:
Have a limited amount of miles, but flexible travel dates? With an AAdvantage MileSAAver® award, you can use fewer miles to travel to your dream destination on American or US Airways flights. MileSAAver awards have limited availability.
Mileage upgrade awards on American Airlines
Use your miles to upgrade to the next cabin on most domestic and international flights. Request your upgrade award by calling American Airlines Reservations.
If your upgrade is not confirmed by the time you check in, you’ll be automatically added to the airport upgrade standby list using your original upgrade request date and time stamp.
500-mile upgrades on American Airlines
If you are an AAdvantage elite-status member, you can use your miles to buy 500-mile upgrades.
Upgrade on British Airways and Iberia
Use your miles to upgrade yourself or anyone else you designate on British Airways and Iberia flights.
Manage your award travel
Making flight and upgrade award reservations
Making flight award reservations
For travel on:
For travel on other airline partners, contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with booking a flight award ticket. Service charges may apply.
Requesting a mileage upgrade award
Contact Reservations or visit an American Airlines Travel Center or an Airport Ticket Office for assistance with booking your mileage upgrade award.
You may request an upgrade when you make your initial reservation or at any time prior to check-in. If you have already purchased a ticket and you wish to use a mileage upgrade award, please have your reservation details available when you call.
Changing flight and upgrade awards
Changing flight awards
Contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with changing a flight award ticket.
Changes to the origin or destination or airline
Changes that require a different award type
Changes to your travel date
Changing mileage upgrade awards
Contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with changing a mileage upgrade award.
Reinstating flight and upgrade awards
Reinstating flight awards
Contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with canceling your flight award reservation and requesting mileage reinstatement.
Reinstating mileage upgrade awards
Contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with canceling your mileage upgrade award and requesting mileage reinstatement.
Award travel charges
AAdvantage award processing charge
AAdvantage ticketing service charges
These charges will be waived for Executive Platinum members using miles from their account
Tickets issued through Travel within the U.S. Travel outside the U.S. Reservations offices in the United States $30 $40 Airport ticket counter and Admirals Club $35 $45 Travel Center $35 $35
Due to government and market requirements there may be higher charges in Colombia.
AAdvantage flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges, and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign), as well as any fees or surcharges imposed by the carrier.