Q. How do I make a reservation using my AAdvantage miles?
A. Award Travel on American Airlines, American Eagle, airberlin and airberlin affiliate airlines, Alaska Airlines and Alaska Airlines affiliate airlines, British Airways and British Airways affiliate airlines, Finnair and Finnair affiliate airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Qantas and Qantas affiliate airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, and US Airways and US Airways affiliate airlines, can be booked on aa.com; login with your AAdvantage number and password. You may select "Redeem Miles" from the Home Page. You may also book an award by selecting "AAdvantage" then "Redeem Miles."
For travel on other airline participants, contact AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880 or your local reservation office.
Q. Will I have to pay an added surcharge when I use my miles for travel on American Airlines?
A. No. American Airlines does not add a surcharge beyond required government taxes and fees for passengers traveling on American on AAdvantage award tickets. However, if you claim an award ticket less than 21 days prior to beginning travel, AAdvantage award service charges may apply. Additionally, reservations ticketed by reservations offices, Travel Centers or airport agents are subject to a charge.
Q. Why is there an added charge on AAdvantage award tickets for travel on some airlines?
A. British Airways assesses additional charges for award travel. For additional information on partner airline award charges, visit the oneworld FAQs.
Q. How much are the added charges assessed by British Airways?
A. British Airways assesses an added surcharge which varies based on the origin, destination, cabin, etc. At the time of booking the reservation online, the system will display the approximate amount of the surcharge that applies to the itinerary you've chosen.