Award travel

Award travel

Flight awards: Use your miles to fly to nearly 1,000 exciting destinations

AAnytime awards

There are no blackout dates when you use an AAnytime® award to travel on American Airlines or US Airways flights. If a seat is available, you can book it with miles. You'll also get a few extra benefits:

MileSAAver awards

Have a limited amount of miles, but flexible travel dates? With a MileSAAver® award, you can use fewer miles to travel on American or US Airways flights.


Map

Hints on booking award travel

Use the Award Map and find where you can go with the miles you have


Upgrade your experience

To use your miles to upgrade, you need to book flights marketed and operated by the same carrier (American or US Airways).

Mileage upgrade awards on American Airlines and US Airways

Use your miles to upgrade to the next cabin on most domestic and international flights. Request your upgrade award by calling American Airlines Reservations.

500-mile upgrades on American Airlines

If you’re an AAdvantage elite-status member, you can use your miles to buy 500-mile upgrades.


Use your miles to travel on other airlines

Book award travel with partner airlines

Upgrade on British Airways and Iberia


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.

    Also remember:

    Requesting a mileage upgrade award

    Contact American Airlines 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

    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.

    Additional fees/charges

    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.