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Your travel just got more rewarding

Your travel just got more rewarding

Earn the most miles in 2015

In 2015, we'll be the only major airline that rewards your loyalty up to three times - that's miles for the distance you fly, the fare you buy and your elite status.

Through December 31, 2015, you can earn a bonus on top of your base mileage, class of service bonus and elite status bonus when you fly on a purchased First or Business class ticket. These additional bonus miles are award redeemable miles and there's no need to register; the miles are automatically added to your account after you fly.

Base Miles + Class of Service bonus + Elite Status bonus + Additional Bonus Miles

Just purchase and fly on a First or Business Class ticket on American Airlines or eligible partner flights marketed by American* to earn the additional AAdvantage® bonus miles.


Additional bonus miles

The amount of your bonus depends on the length of your flight, your booking class and elite status.

AAdvantage Executive Platinum

Cabin Booking class Long flight† bonus Short/medium flight‡ bonus
First/Business F,A,P,J,R,D 12,000 1,000
Discount Business I 3,500 500

AAdvantage Platinum/Gold

Cabin Booking class Long flight† bonus Short/medium flight‡ bonus
First/Business F,A,P,J,R,D 6,000 500
Discount Business I 1,000 250

AAdvantage Members

For flights taken on or before 5/14/2015

Cabin Booking class Long flight† bonus Short/medium flight‡ bonus
First/Business F,A,P,J,R,D 3,000 250
Discount Business I - -

For flights taken on or after 5/15/2015

Cabin Booking class Long flight† bonus Short/medium flight‡ bonus
First/Business F,A,P,J,R,D 6,000 500
Discount Business I 1,000 250

† Long-haul flights = 3,000+ miles in length & JFK-SFO, JFK-LAX
‡ Medium/short-haul flights = <3,000 miles in length


Here's what you'll earn

View some examples of how your earning potential increases on a full-fare First/Business Class ticket with the additional bonus miles:

 For AAdvantage members

AAdvantage Executive Platinum

Market Base miles Class of service bonus Elite status bonus (100%) Bonus miles Total miles
São Paulo (GRU) - Miami (MIA) 4,072 2,036 4,072 12,000 22,180
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) -
Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
802 401 802 1,000 3,005

AAdvantage Platinum

Market Base miles Class of service bonus Elite status bonus (100%) Bonus miles Total miles
New York (JFK) - Los Angeles (LAX) 2,475 1,238 2,475 6,000 12,188
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Miami (MIA) 1,121 561 1,121 500 3,303

AAdvantage Gold

Market Base miles Class of service bonus Elite status bonus (25%) Bonus miles Total miles
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) -
Tokyo Narita (NRT)
6,427 3,214 1,607 6,000 17,248
Los Angeles (LAX) - Miami (MIA) 2,342 1,171 586 500 4,599

AAdvantage Members

For flights taken on or after 5/15/2015

Market Base miles Class of service bonus Bonus miles Total miles
London Heathrow (LHR) -
Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
3,953 1,977 6,000 11,930
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) -
Los Angeles (LAX)
1,235 618 500 2,353

Use your extra miles to get to your rewards faster, whether it's an upgrade, an award flight or an Admirals Club membership. You've earned it.

Book now on aa.com for 2015 and start earning »
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*Offer applies to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published-fare First or Business Class tickets booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I on flights marketed by American Airlines (sold as an American flight number), and operated by American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, Japan Airlines or Qantas. See Terms and Conditions for more information


Reach elite status faster

Plus, while you're earning additional award miles in First or Business Class, you can also earn up to twice as many elite-qualifying points (EQPs) through December 31, 2015.

Learn how you can reach elite status faster with this offer »


 Terms and conditions

  • This offer is valid for travel from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

  • Offer applies to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published-fare First or Business Class tickets booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I on flights marketed by American Airlines (sold as an American flight number), and operated by American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, Japan Airlines or Qantas.

  • AAdvantage MileSAAver, AAdvantage AAnytime, Dividend Miles Off-Peak, Dividend Miles Low, Dividend Miles Medium and Dividend Miles High awards and oneworld/Partner awards are not eligible for this promotion. Flights marketed or operated by other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion.

  • Bonus miles will be awarded based on the booking class purchased.

  • Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification or AAdvantage Million Miler status.

  • These bonus miles will be deposited into a member's account as soon as the eligible flight miles are posted to the members AAdvantage account. In rare instances it might take up to 2 weeks for the promotional miles to post after the flight miles have posted.

  • No registration is required for this promotion.


 Frequently asked questions

Why is this a year-long promotion?
We want to make sure our members are rewarded for what they fly. We are in the process of investing $2 billion in our airports, our clubs and onboard our revitalized fleet. That includes updates to our premium cabins - and we want to reward our customers for purchasing those tickets.

Do I have to register for this promotion?
Registration is not necessary for this promotion. All bonus miles are automatically added to your account after the eligible flight is complete.

Will I receive these bonus miles if I upgrade into Business or First Class?
In order to qualify for this promotion, you will need to purchase a First or Business Class ticket. Upgrades from a purchased Main Cabin ticket into the Business or First Class Cabin will not receive the bonus promotional miles. If you purchase a Business class fare and then upgrade to First, you will receive the bonus promotional miles based on the original Business class fare you booked.

How do I know which fare class I purchased?
You can easily find out which fare class is being purchased by clicking on the "+" button next to the flight number when you are presented your flight options on aa.com.

Similarly, you can determine the fare class you are booking on US Airways by clicking on the flight number after selecting the flight/fare you desire to book, which will open up a pop up window displaying the booking inventory.

Are these bonus miles elite qualifying?
No, these bonus miles are not elite qualifying. Bonus miles are award redeemable miles only.

Do the bonus miles count towards the Million Miler status?
No, these miles do not count towards Million Miler status and are redeemable miles only.

When will bonus miles be deposited into my account?
These bonus miles will be deposited into your account as soon as the flight posts to your account. In rare instances, it might take up to 2 weeks for the promotional miles to post after the flight miles have posted.

Won't these extra bonus miles dilute award availability?
No. American is constantly evaluating MileSAAver award availability, and also offers last seat award availability on all flights with AAnytime awards. In addition to redeeming miles for tickets, members can redeem miles for upgrades to First Class and Business Class, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and retail products.



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