AAdvantage® terms and conditions

AAdvantage® program terms and conditions (Effective September 16, 2023)

Updated January 1, 2024

Introduction

The following terms are effective on March 1, 2024 and thereafter until modified.

All AAdvantage® mileage, Loyalty Points, all AAdvantage® tiers and programs including ConciergeKey® and Million Miler™ (“AAdvantage® Status”), awards, award tickets, rewards, gifts and any other benefits that American Airlines offers in the AAdvantage® program (collectively, “AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits”) are conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with (i) these terms and conditions (the “AAdvantage® Program Terms and Conditions” or “Terms and Conditions”), (ii) the terms and conditions described elsewhere throughout this website or app, including the aa.com usage terms, and the pages and widgets specifically relating to the AAdvantage® program, American Airlines’ fare rules, and all other applicable American Airlines rules and policies (the foregoing, “the AAdvantage® Program Rules”, and together with the Terms and Conditions, collectively, the “AAdvantage® Program Agreement”) and (iii) the American Airlines conditions of carriage. The American Airlines conditions of carriage are available on aa.com, from any American Airlines airport representative or American Travel Center representative. By enrolling and participating in the AAdvantage® program, or by your use of any benefit or reward under the AAdvantage® program if you are not already an AAdvantage® member, you agree to be bound by and accept the AAdvantage® Program Agreement and the American Airlines conditions of carriage, and acknowledge that you have read the American Airlines privacy policy, which may be viewed at aa.com/privacy. If you transfer, to the extent permitted by American Airlines, any AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits to another person who is not already an AAdvantage® member, you will notify that person of the “AAdvantage® Program Terms and Conditions.”

You are responsible for reading the AAdvantage® Program Agreement, additional member information, AAdvantage® newsletters, and account details available in your online AAdvantage® account in order to understand your rights, responsibilities, and AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits under the AAdvantage® program.

AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits and their use with American Airlines products and services are only for your personal benefit and use through your personal AAdvantage® account and they cannot be sold, advertised for sale or bartered or accessed or used by anyone else except as expressly permitted in the AAdvantage® Program Agreement. Violation of these terms and conditions can lead to loss of AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits and termination of your account.

American Airlines offers the AAdvantage® program at its discretion and has the right to terminate the AAdvantage® program, in whole or in part, or to change or amend the AAdvantage® Program Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time, even if the changes affect the value of AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits already accumulated. The AAdvantage® Program Agreement is subject to change at any time without notice. Please check back frequently for AAdvantage® program updates or rule changes.

All rules are subject to interpretation by designee(s) of American Airlines.

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How to earn

Earn miles

The following terms apply to the ways in which you can earn AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points for eligible, purchased tickets issued on or after March 1, 2024 for American Airlines, including its regional airlines, and eligible partner airlines under the AAdvantage® program.

Partner airlines

American reserves the right to modify or enhance how AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points are earned or awarded, which right may be exercised at any time and in American’s sole discretion.

A. Earning and receiving mileage credit and Loyalty Points for your AAdvantage® transactions This content can be expanded
B. Earning mileage and Loyalty Points on flights This content can be expanded
C. Requesting mileage credit for past eligible AAdvantage® transactions This content can be expanded
D. Prohibitions and permitted mileage transfers This content can be expanded
E. Death of an AAdvantage® member This content can be expanded

Travel related redemptions

Redeem miles

There are many ways you can redeem your AAdvantage® miles, including for travel awards such as flight awards and upgrades.

A. Redeeming AAdvantage® miles This content can be expanded
B. General terms and conditions for flight awards This content can be expanded
C. Expiration dates and restricted transfers of award tickets This content can be expanded
D. General terms and conditions for complimentary upgrade awards This content can be expanded
E. General terms and conditions for upgrade awards This content can be expanded
F. AAdvantage® award reinstatement / reissuance charges/ changes to or cancellation of award reservations This content can be expanded
G. Travel awards legal requirements, applicable taxes, fees and charges This content can be expanded
H. Unauthorized award transactions This content can be expanded

AAdvantage® status, reward qualification and Loyalty Points

  1. The AAdvantage® Program Agreement applies to all AAdvantage® Status such as AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum Pro®, AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, ConciergeKey® and AAdvantage Million Miler™ and their associated benefits.
  2. Please see the link to the “AAdvantage® Status” webpage for details. The AAdvantage® Status qualification year begins on March 1 and runs through the last day of February of the following calendar year. The AAdvantage® Status membership year (when your status is valid) takes effect the date you qualify, or April 1 (whichever comes first) and will be valid through March 31.
  3. In addition to earning AAdvantage® miles, eligible transactions may also earn Loyalty Points as specified by American Airlines.
  4. Except as otherwise specified, certain AAdvantage® miles-related transactions, including the following, are not eligible to earn Loyalty Points: (i) Bonus AAdvantage® miles earned from Offers (as defined in Part A.1 of the “AAdvantage® Offers / Partner Offers” Section), (ii) AAdvantage® miles from Buy, Gift, Transfer transactions, and (iii) Conversion of another program currency to AAdvantage® miles.
  5. American Airlines may use Loyalty Points for any purpose it determines in its sole discretion. For example, Loyalty Points are used to track qualification towards certain AAdvantage® Status.
  6. One eligible AAdvantage® mile equals one Loyalty Point. Eligible miles may be changed by American in its sole discretion at any time without notice.
  7. If you accrue Loyalty Points but the accrual becomes invalid (e.g., a qualifying purchase is cancelled) or the accrual was obtained fraudulently or in an unauthorized manner, the applicable Loyalty Points will be removed and any AAdvantage® Status qualification and benefits triggered by such accrual may be reversed.
  8. Termination of your AAdvantage® account for any reason will result in the immediate forfeiture of all accrued AAdvantage® Rewards and Benefits, including First or Business Class upgrades, baggage fee waivers, priority boarding privileges, and access to Preferred or Main Cabin Extra seats.

AAdvantage® offers / partner offers

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A. General terms and conditions for AAdvantage® offers and partner offers This content can be expanded
B. Legal disclaimers with respect to AAdvantage® offers and partner offers This content can be expanded

General terms

A. AAdvantage® program reservation of rights This content can be expanded
B. Suspension / termination of AAdvantage® accounts This content can be expanded
C. AAdvantage® program eligibility requirements and AAdvantage® member responsibilities This content can be expanded
D. American data, use of data and privacy This content can be expanded
E. Taxes This content can be expanded
F. Communications from American Airlines / your AAdvantage® account status / mileage summaries This content can be expanded
G. Name and address change This content can be expanded
H. Reactivation of miles This content can be expanded
I. Prohibitions This content can be expanded
J. Consequences / remedies This content can be expanded
K. Governing law and dispute resolution This content can be expanded
L. Class Action Waiver This content can be expanded
M. Order of precedence; rules of interpretation This content can be expanded

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