American Airlines

Earn and redeem miles with American

Enjoy worldwide travel with an extensive network of domestic and international destinations when you travel with American. From our major hubs across the U.S., we serve more than 365 destinations in 61 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance.

Earn miles

You can earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on American and codeshare flights operated by partner airlines.

Here's how:

  • Buy an eligible published fare ticket in an eligible booking code
  • Fly an eligible route

When you earn eligible AAdvantage® miles for travel on American, you’ll also earn Loyalty Points that count toward qualifying for AAdvantage® status.

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Calculating base miles

For travel on American-marketed flights, miles are earned based on ticket price (includes base fare plus carrier-imposed fees; excludes government-imposed taxes and fees). The more you spend, and the higher your AAdvantage® status, the more you'll earn.

  • AAdvantage® member – 5 miles for every U.S. dollar
  • AAdvantage Gold® member – 7 miles / U.S. dollar (40% bonus)
  • AAdvantage Platinum® member – 8 miles / U.S. dollar (60% bonus)
  • AAdvantage Platinum Pro® member – 9 miles / U.S. dollar (80% bonus)
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum® member – 11 miles / U.S. dollar (120% bonus)

You can earn a maximum of 75,000 AAdvantage® miles per ticket.

Sample calculation

AAdvantage® member flying round-trip on an American-marketed flight from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to London-Heathrow (LHR):

AAdvantage® status Base fare (USD) Carrier-imposed fees (USD) Base miles / USD Base miles earned Loyalty Points earned
AAdvantage® member $1,436 $458 5 9,470 9,470
AAdvantage Gold® $1,436 $458 7 13,258 13,258
AAdvantage Platinum® $1,436 $458 8 15,152 15,152
AAdvantage Platinum Pro® $1,436 $458 9 17,046 17,046
AAdvantage Executive Platinum® $1,436 $458 11 20,834 20,834

Details for earning miles

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Cabin Purchased fares booked in* Loyalty Points
Full Fare First / Business F, J available
Discount First / Business A, C, D, I, R available
Premium Economy W, P available
Economy Y, H, K, M, L, V, G, S, N, Q, O available
Basic Economy^^ B available
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*Some exception fares and cases where the ticket / fare details aren't available at the time your flight is posted will earn AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code.

Special fares

^^ 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.

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Redeem miles

Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel or upgrade to a higher cabin on American and American Eagle. Awards are valid for one-way travel, unless otherwise specified, and may be combined to create round-trip or multi-city trips.

AAdvantage® status benefits

When you fly on American and American Eagle, your trip counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® status and receiving additional benefits when traveling.

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