AAdvantage® Mile Conversion

Miles Earned Before July 1, 1989 Have Been Converted to
Miles Subject to Expiration at a 25% Bonus Rate

In order to streamline our program, earlier this year, we announced a change to all AAdvantage miles earned before July 1, 1989 (Miles With No Expiration).

Starting November 1, 2012, Miles With No Expiration were converted to Miles Subject to Expiration. All conversions have been completed. If you had Miles With No Expiration in your account, you automatically earned a 25% mileage bonus when these miles were converted.

Receiving the Conversion Bonus

To have your miles converted and to earn the mileage bonus, you did not need to take any action.  Please note that after the conversion, as long as you earn or redeem AAdvantage miles at least once every 18 months, your miles will not expire, just like all miles earned today. Learn more about our Program Conditions.

Example:

Mileage Balance as of June 30, 2012

Miles With No Expiration   4,200 ← Converted at a bonus rate of 25% (4,200 X 1.25 = 5,250)
Miles with Expiration Deferred through April 9, 2013* 20,320
Current balance 24,520
Balance after conversion 25,570(5,250 + 20,320)

*If you do not earn or redeem AAdvantage miles at least once in 18 months, or in this example by April 9, 2013, then your miles will expire.

Keeping Your Account Active

It is easy to keep your account active! In addition to earning AAdvantage miles for travel, you can earn miles for making everyday purchases such as dining out, shopping and paying your electricity bill. Plus, you can redeem miles for hotel stays, rental cars, flight awards, and more! Learn more about earning and redeeming miles.

To keep up with all the ways to earn and redeem miles, and to receive bonus offers and exclusive promotions, be sure to update your account settings and sign up for email notifications.

FAQs

Q:

After November 1, 2012, will I be able to redeem miles for awards from the original "Regular" award structure?

A:

No, as of November 1, 2012, you must use the current award structure to redeem miles. The original "Regular" award structure is no longer be available.  Please visit AA.com/Redeem for all your redemption opportunities.

 

Q:

What happens to the miles I earned prior to July 1, 1989 (Miles With No Expiration) if I did not use them for a "Regular" Award?

A:

Any unredeemed miles earned prior to July 1, 1989 were automatically converted to Miles Subject to Expiration and you earned a 25% bonus on all unredeemed Miles With No Expiration in your account. All conversions have been completed.

 

Q:

After the conversion date, will my miles expire?

A:

Your miles will only expire if you have no account activity in your account.  As long as you earn or redeem miles at least once every 18 months, your miles will not expire.

 

Q:

What do I do with miles earned prior to July 1, 1989 that belong to a member who is deceased?

A:

To have the mileage balance from a deceased member's account transferred to a beneficiary's account, call AAdvantage Customer Service at 800-882-8880 (and say "AAdvantage Account" at the Main Menu). You can also share miles by utilizing our Buy/Gift/Share program.

 

Q:

What do I do if I discover that I have more than one AAdvantage account and one (or both) of my accounts has miles earned prior to July 1, 1989 (Miles With No Expiration).

A:

In order to merge your accounts, simply contact AAdvantage Customer Service at 800-882-8880 (and say "AAdvantage Account" at the Main Menu). Miles With No Expiration have been converted into Miles Subject to Expiration and will remain in your newly-merged account.   Please be mindful that the process of merging accounts, your account will be frozen until the next business day.

 

Q:

What do I do if I want to combine my spouse's miles that were earned prior to July 1, 1989 (Miles With No Expiration) with my miles?

A:

To combine miles, simply Share Miles. The transferred balance will include the 25% conversion bonus for miles earned prior to July 1, 1989.

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