Special fares

Earning AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points

Some fares (such as bulk or consolidator fares) earn AAdvantage® miles at a modified rate based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code.*

You’ll earn Loyalty Points toward AAdvantage® status for each AAdvantage® base mile earned on eligible flights, including cabin of service and status mileage bonuses.

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Special fares are often bought through a specialized agent, third party or as part of a package including air transportation and lodging.

These include:

  • Bulk fares
  • Cruise fares
  • Consolidator fares
  • Discounted or inclusive tour packages
  • Vacation packages, including select American Airlines Vacations® packages. For Vacations, special fares are marked with an asterisk (*) after the booking code in the aavacations.com booking path.
  • Other tickets where the fare isn't disclosed, excluding bookings made through priceline.com or hotwire.com where the carrier isn't disclosed before buying

*Distance flown refers to the calculated distance between the origin and destination, as determined by American in its sole discretion, regardless of the actual distance traveled on any individual flight.

For travel on or after January 1, 2022 This content can be expanded
Exception fare booking code Base miles1 Cabin bonus Loyalty Points
First (F) 100% 100% available
First (A) 100% 100% available
Business (J) 100% 100% available
Business (C, D) 100% 75% available
Business (R) 100% 50% available
Business (I) 100% Not available available
Premium Economy (W,P) 100% Not available available
Economy (Y, H, K) 100% Not available available
Economy (M, L) 75% Not available available
Economy (V, G, S, N) 50% Not available available
Economy (Q, O) 25% Not available available
Basic Economy (B)^ 25% Not available available

1AAdvantage® status member bonuses will be applied in addition to the percentages shown for base miles.

^Basic Economy fares will be booked in 'B' (marketed and operated by American). For American codeshare flights (marketed by American and operated by British Airways or Iberia or Finnair), Basic Economy fares could be booked in any eligible OA economy fare.

All AAdvantage® program rules apply.

For travel between October 27, 2020 and February 28, 2022 This content can be expanded

Earning when ticket / fare details are unavailable

In some cases, ticket / fare details may not be available at the time your flight is posted. If that happens, you'll earn AAdvantage® miles at a modified rate based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code.* When you earn AAdvantage® miles from eligible flights, you’ll also earn Loyalty Points that count toward qualifying for AAdvantage® status.

*Distance flown refers to the calculated distance between the origin and destination, as determined by American in its sole discretion, regardless of the actual distance traveled on any individual flight.

For travel on or after January 1, 2022 This content can be expanded
Exception fare booking code Base miles1 Cabin bonus Loyalty Points
First (F) 100% 100% available
First (A) 100% 100% available
Business (J) 100% 100% available
Business (C, R, D) 100% 75% available
Business (I) 100% 50% available
Premium Economy (W) 100% 50% available
Premium Economy (P) 100% 25% available
Economy (Y, H, K, M, L, V) 100% Not available available
Economy (G, S, N) 75% Not available available
Economy (Q, O) 50% Not available available
Basic Economy (B)^ 50% Not available available

1AAdvantage® status member bonuses will be applied in addition to the percentages shown for base miles.

^Basic Economy fares will be booked in 'B' (marketed and operated by American). For American codeshare flights (marketed by American and operated by British Airways or Iberia or Finnair), Basic Economy fares could be booked in any eligible OA economy fare.

All AAdvantage® program rules apply.

For travel between October 27, 2020 and February 28, 2022 This content can be expanded

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