American Airlines - American Eagle

Earning AAdvantage Miles

Earn the actual base miles flown on American Airlines and American Eagle® when traveling on a published fare ticket. Miles are also earned on American Airlines codeshare flights (flights booked as an AA flight number but operated by another airline or rail company). Learn more about American Airlines codeshare partners.

If you are an AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum®, or AAdvantage Gold® member, you will earn a minimum of 500 miles on applicable routes, except for codeshare services within Hawaii and with rail service operators booked as the AA flight number, which earn a minimum of 250 miles on eligible fares.

Miles earned on American Airlines and American Eagle, as well as on codeshare flights booked as the AA flight number, also count toward qualifying for AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum, and AAdvantage Gold status. Learn more about AAdvantage Elite status qualification.
Eligible American Airlines/American Eagle Fare Classes*
Class of Service
Purchased Fares
Booked In:
Mileage Accrual Percentage
First Class A, F, P 100% + 50% bonus
Business Class D, I, J, R 100% + 25% bonus
Full Fare Economy Class Y, B 100%
Discount Economy Class H, K, M, L, W, V 100%
Deep Discount Economy Class G, Q, N, O**, S 100%
* American Airlines reserves the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.
** Tickets between North America and Latin America booked in O are not eligible for mileage credit.

AAdvantage mileage earning rules
There are certain rules that you need to follow to ensure that your AAdvantage account is credited properly.
Purchased fares booked in classes not shown in the above chart are ineligible to earn AAdvantage mileage credit. In addition, certain airline tickets are not eligible for mileage credit 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  • unpublished fare tickets, including consolidator fares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


For a limited time, you can reactivate some or all of the miles that have expired from your account and use them to claim awards. With this special offer, you can extend the life of expired miles and quickly boost your available mileage balance. This offer is available through December 31, 2011. Please allow 72 hours for the miles to post to your account.

For complete details and applicable charges, visit our reactivateAAmiles page.

reactivate miles

Using AAdvantage Miles
Making Award Reservations

You can use your AAdvantage miles to fly to exciting destinations on American Airlines and American Eagle. The itinerary you choose determines the number of miles you need to use. All awards are valid for one-way travel - unless otherwise specified - and may be combined. 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 day, with no blackout dates.

MileSAAver Awards require the fewest miles to redeem, as low as 12,500 miles each way, plus taxes and carrier-imposed fee. Using a MileSAAver Award is ideal if your travel plans are flexible however MileSAAvers are subject to limitations on seat availability as well as travel embargo dates on some participating airlines.

Upgrade Awards provide you with the opportunity to purchase an economy or business class ticket and use AAdvantage miles and a non-refundable co-pay, if applicable, to confirm an upgrade. View details on Mileage Upgrade Award Reservations.

  • 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.

  • Full Fare Economy are published fares booked in Y or B (excluding Military or Government fares), Select Business are published fares booked in I and Full Fare Business are published fares booked in J, D or R.
View Travel Awards Chart      View Upgrade Awards Chart


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Missing Mileage Credit
Please allow up to thirty (30) days for AAdvantage mileage to automatically post to your account.

Request Mileage Credit Online
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.

To request missing mileage by telephone call AAdvantage Customer Service:
U.S. / Canada 1-800-882-8880
Outside the U.S. and Canada 1-817-786-3796

Please have the following information at the time of your call:
  • Name as it appears on your AAdvantage account
  • Ticket receipt(s)
  • Boarding pass(es)
  • AAdvantage account number
After providing the above required information, please allow up to thirty (30) days for your mileage to be manually credited to your account.