Terms and conditions

General AAdvantage program conditions

To ensure you receive credit for your AAdvantage transactions, please provide your AAdvantage number when you make your travel reservations or use the services of our partners.

American Airlines may, in its discretion, change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time with or without notice. This means that the accumulation of mileage credit does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to such mileage credits, awards or program benefits. In accumulating mileage or awards, members may not rely upon the continued availability of any award or award level, and members may not be able to obtain all offered awards for all destinations or on all flights.

Any award may be withdrawn or subject to increased mileage requirements or new restrictions at any time. American Airlines may, among other things, (i) withdraw, limit, modify, or cancel any award; (ii) change program benefits, mileage levels, participant affiliations, conditions of participation, rules for earning, redeeming, retaining or forfeiting mileage credit, or rules for the use of travel awards; or (iii) add travel embargo dates, limit the number of seats available for award travel (including, but not limited to, allocating no seats on certain flights) or otherwise restrict the continued availability of travel awards or special offers. American Airlines may make any one or more of these changes at any time even though such changes may affect your ability to use the mileage credit or awards that you have already accumulated. American Airlines reserves the right to end the AAdvantage program with six months' notice.

AAdvantage travel awards, accrued mileage credits and special offers are subject to government regulations.

American Airlines is not responsible for products and services offered by other participating companies.

Any departure fee, immigration fee, security fee, tax liability surcharge, passenger facility charge or any other fee or surcharge (whether enacted by a governmental authority or otherwise) is the responsibility of the passenger and/or the AAdvantage member.


Earning AAdvantage miles

To ensure you receive credit for your AAdvantage transactions, please provide your AAdvantage number when you make your travel reservations or use the services of our participants. Retain all flight documents until the mileage credit appears on your mileage summary. Members may track their summary online at aa.com or by subscribing to receive the AAdvantage eSummarySM. For transactions with other participants, retain your original paid invoice. AAdvantage eSummary subscribers receive their summary and information every month, regardless of activity level. Your summary includes flight and participant mileage earned, along with AAdvantage program information and special promotions.


Redeeming AAdvantage miles


AAdvantage award reinstatement/reissuance charges


500 mile upgrades terms and conditions