AAdvantage program updates

What’s new

Redeem your miles online for travel on more partner airlines

Fiji Airways
Malaysia Airlines

Dreaming of a trip to the South Pacific? You can now redeem your AAdvantage® miles on aa.com for travel on Fiji Airways and Malaysia Airlines.

A new look for your account

We’ve updated the look of your AAdvantage® account, added new features and moved a few things around.

All your information is now organized under 3 tabs:

  • Account summary
  • Promotions
  • Wallet

Your account

Account summary

View your progress toward elite status, upcoming trips and program news.

Promotions

Check out current promotions available to you and track your progress toward completion.

Wallet

Find all your account balances in one place, like award miles (including Million MilerSM activity) and 500-mile and systemwide upgrades.

Companion benefits

Systemwide and mileage award upgrades

If you and a companion are waitlisted for the same type of upgrade, you can sponsor them to receive your priority level. You'll stay prioritized together, even at the airport.

Companion and sponsor qualifications:

  • Book on the same flight (same or separate reservations)
  • Use the same upgrade type (systemwide or mileage award upgrades)

Companions don’t have to be AAdvantage members; the upgrade can be deducted from any account.

To sponsor a companion for a new or existing trip, contact Reservations.

AAdvantage customer service

500-mile upgrades

Today, you and another elite status member can be prioritized together on the 500-mile upgrade waitlist. If the upgrade isn’t cleared before you get to the airport, you are prioritized based on individual status.

Now, you can ask an agent to reconnect you on the list at the airport. If available, the 500-mile upgrades will be deducted from the sponsor’s account.

500-mile upgrades

Upgrade prioritization

Upgrade requests will be prioritized by elite status level, then:

  1. Type of upgrade
  2. 12-month Rolling EQDs

If the upgrade type and 12-month Rolling EQD value are the same we’ll look at the booking code then date/time of the request to determine prioritization.

Type of upgrade

Before you get to the airport, requests for systemwide and mileage award upgrades are processed independently from 500-mile upgrade requests.

At the airport, upgrades requested will be prioritized in this order:

  1. Systemwide and mileage award upgrades
  2. 500-mile upgrades on purchased tickets
  3. 500-mile upgrades on award tickets

12-month Rolling EQDs

Your 12-month Rolling EQD value is updated daily and is different from your Year-to-Date (YTD) EQDs, which is used to track your progress toward elite status.

Rolling EQDs are based on:

  1. EQDs actually earned in the 12 last months
  2. EQDs earned from reaching qualifying spend thresholds on eligible AAdvantage® Aviator® MasterCard® cards

Earning EQDs

Booking code

Booking code priority:

  • From Business to First (for systemwide and mileage award upgrades only): J, R, D, I, C
  • From Main Cabin to the next class: W, P, Y, H, K, M, L, V, G, S, N, Q, O, T

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