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Award Reservations


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Flight Awards on American Airlines

You can use your AAdvantage miles to fly to exciting destinations on American Airlines, American Eagle®, the AmericanConnection® carrier, or one of our AAdvantage participant airlines. You may use your miles for yourself or for anyone you designate* at the time of ticketing. The itinerary you choose determines the number of miles you need to use.**

Each award is valid for one-way travel unless otherwise specified. You can create the award itinerary that best meets your needs by combining multiple awards for each direction of travel.

AAnytime® Awards provide you with the most flexibility, allowing you to book any unsold seat on any day.

MileSAAver® Awards provide you with an economical alternative if you are flexible with your travel plans. These awards are subject to special limitations on seating availability and to travel embargo dates on some participant airlines.

NEW — Redeem miles for travel on all British Airways flights, including flights between France and the US.
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Learn more About The Flexibility Offered With Our One-Way Flex Awards

View Travel Awards Chart

All Airline Awards

AAdvantage All Airline Awards allow members to travel on a combination of any of our participating airlines that offer eligible service to your destination. Our combination of AAdvantage participant airlines can take you to over 950 destinations throughout the world. You may, of course, always travel on American Airlines for any portion of the itinerary. These awards are subject to special limitations on seating availability and to travel embargo dates on some participant airlines.

View the AAdvantage All Airline Award Chart to determine the number of miles you need based on your desired origin and destination and cabin.

View AAdvantage All Airline Chart

oneworld Awards

oneworld Awards allow you to travel to multiple regions or multiple cities within a region on a single award. These awards are valid on all of the airlines in the oneworld Alliance - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Mexicana, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7, as well as more than 20 of their affiliate airlines. The mileage required to claim these awards is based on the total mileage of the trip. All flights, including connections, are included in the mileage calculation. View complete oneworld award details and information.

Standard MileSAAver capacity controls and embargo dates apply. Award travel is not valid on codeshare flights. Certain restrictions apply on oneworld multi-carrier awards.

View Travel Awards Chart

Upgrade Awards

Additionally, we offer members the opportunity to purchase an individual published-fare Economy Class or Business Class ticket and use AAdvantage miles and a non-refundable co-pay, if applicable, to confirm an upgrade to Business Class or First Class on American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia. You may use your miles for yourself or for anyone you designate* at the time of ticketing. View upgrade award information and details on how to make Upgrade Award Reservations.

View Upgrade Awards Chart

View AAdvantage Participating Airlines Upgrade Awards

Making Flight Award Reservations on American Airlines

Award tickets are subject to applicable taxes and security fees.

No AAdvantage award charges apply when booking award reservations 21 days or more prior to departure via AA.com. Certain charges apply when requesting award travel within 21 days of travel and when ticketing awards via Reservations or at the Airport.

AAdvantage Ticketing Service Charge

Ticketing Service Charge
(Waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum® members)
Ticketing Service Charge applies when ticketing via Reservations† $25

AAdvantage Award Processing Charges

Ticketing less than 21 days prior to departure
(Waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum® and
AAdvantage Gold® members using miles from their account)
Tickets issued prior to 8/25/11
  Travel ticketed 20 - 7 days prior to departure†† $50
  Travel ticketed 6 days to 2 hours prior to departure†† $100
Tickets issued on or after 8/25/11
  Tickets issued 20 days to 2 hours prior to departureˆ $75

Charges are non-refundable.

We recommend making award travel reservations as soon as you know your travel dates. Book via AA.com using the easy to read color-coded calendar. You may use your miles for yourself or for anyone you designate** at the time of ticketing. Keep in mind when booking via AA.com, the miles used will be from logged in member's account.

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Making Flight Award Reservations on AAdvantage Participating Carriers or oneworld Airlines

To book award travel on one of our AAdvantage participating carriers, contact Reservations at +33-(0) 826 460 950 (or your local American Airlines office).

  • All accommodations are subject to availability at the time reservations are made and award seats may not be available on all flights or to all destinations.
  • In some cases, additional restrictions and travel embargo dates may apply.
  • All tickets are valid for one year from the date of issue, unless otherwise stated, but may be subject to additional charges if changed. All travel must be completed one year from the date of issue.
  • Award tickets are subject to applicable taxes and security fees.
  • A $25 USD award service charge per person applies to AAdvantage award reservations ticketed by our reservations offices, a $20 USD award service charge per person applies to AAdvantage award reservations ticketed by our Travel Centers or a $30 USD award service charge per person applies to AAdvantage award reservations ticketed by our Airport Agents.
Changing Flight Award Tickets
(Waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum members using miles from their account)

A $150 USD charge will apply for a confirmed change to an eligible origin or destination on a MileSAAver award. Changes to an eligible origin or destination on AAnytime awards are allowed at no charge.

Changes to the itinerary which involve different AAdvantage award(s) than originally ticketed require a reinstatement of the original award ticket, payment of the applicable award reinstatement charge (see below), and a new award ticket issued.

Contact AAdvantage Reservations to change your itinerary, pay the applicable charge and have your ticket reissued prior to travel.

Reinstating Award Tickets
(Waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum members using miles from their account)

You can request to have your AAdvantage mileage reinstated for an unused AAdvantage flight award if your ticket has not expired. Partially used awards cannot be reinstated.

When requesting a reinstatement, a $150 USD processing charge will be assessed per account for the first award ticket. Any additional award tickets reinstated to the same account at the same time will have a $25 USD per ticket add-on charge.

If you wish to reinstate your AAdvantage mileage, please call +33-(0) 826 460 950 or your local American Airlines office to cancel your reservation and request your mileage reinstatement.

*At no time may AAdvantage mileage credit or award tickets be purchased, sold or bartered. Any such mileage or tickets are void if transferred for cash or other consideration. Violators (including any passenger who uses a purchased or bartered award ticket) may be liable for damages and litigation costs, including American Airlines attorneys fees incurred in enforcing this rule. View complete Terms and Conditions.

**AAdvantage flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges, and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign), as well as any fees or surcharges (including fuel surcharges) imposed by the carrier.

†$30 when ticketing at the Airport or $20 when ticketing at a Travel Center

††When multiple tickets are claimed at the same time from the same account, the AAdvantage award charge is discounted to $25 for each additional ticket.

ˆAs of 8/25/11, $75 will be charged per ticket regardless of the number of awards claimed from the same account.