Earning on flights

Book directly with American

Starting with tickets issued on May 1, 2024, the only flights that earn AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points are those booked directly with American, eligible oneworld® and partner airlines, and preferred travel agencies.

Flights booked through non-preferred travel agencies will not earn miles or Loyalty Points, unless the customer is registered with the AAdvantage Business program or has a contracted corporate agreement with American.

Booking with us provides a better travel experience. You can manage your trip online, receive travel credit for canceled trips and more. Plus, you’ll continue to earn miles and Loyalty Points through our non-airline partners and on eligible purchases with an AAdvantage® credit card.

Eligible travel

You must book directly to earn on flights. ‘Booking directly’ includes travel booked through American or our partner airlines’:

  • Websites
  • Apps
  • Reservations and airport teams
  • Ticket sales centers

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You can also earn miles and Loyalty Points on most flights:

  • As an AAdvantage Business member, anywhere you book
  • As part of a contracted corporate agreement with American, anywhere you book
  • Through our preferred travel agencies

Plus, all flights booked as part of an American Airlines Vacations package will continue to be eligible.

Basic Economy tickets

The only way to earn on Basic Economy fare tickets is if you book through American or our eligible airline partners’ websites, apps, Reservations and airport teams, or ticket sales centers.

Ineligible travel

You’ll no longer earn miles or Loyalty Points on:

  • Basic Economy fares that are not booked directly through American or our partner airlines
  • Basic Economy fares not booked directly through American as an AAdvantage Business member or as part of a contracted corporate agreement
  • Any trip booked through non-preferred travel agencies, unless you’re registered with the AAdvantage Business program or have a contracted corporate agreement with American

Unsure if your trip will earn miles?

For corporate travel, check with your company travel manager.

If you’re booking through a travel agency, check with them once this change begins. We will also have more information about preferred agencies by the end of April 2024.

Preferred travel agencies

All agencies on a 2024 contracted incentive agreement issued by American are eligible to qualify into the preferred agency program at American's sole discretion.

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Have questions?

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