American Airlines

Earn and redeem miles with American

American Airlines

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 service nearly 340 destinations in over 50 countries and are a founding member of the oneworld® alliance.


Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on American and American Eagle to:

  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • South Pacific
  • U.S.

Earn miles

To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on American and American Eagle flights and codeshare flights operated by other airlines:

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

Specific flights, routes or cities that are excluded from earning miles or award travel are listed as exceptions if applicable.

Calculating award 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 elite status, the more you'll earn.

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

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

Sample calculation

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

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

AAdvantage® program updates

Details for earning miles

For travel on or after January 1, 2021 This content can be expanded

Earning EQMs, EQDs and EQSs

Cabin Purchased fares booked in* EQMs per mile flown** EQDs*** EQSs
Full Fare First / Business F, J 3.00 available 1.00
Discount First / Business A, C, D, I, R 2.00 available 1.00
Premium Economy W, P 1.50 available 1.00
Economy Y, H, K, M, L, V, G, S, N, Q, O 1.00 available 1.00
Basic Economy^^ B Not available Not available Not available
For travel between October 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020 This content can be expanded
For travel between January 1, 2019 and October 26, 2020 This content can be expanded
Terms and conditions This content can be expanded

Travel embargo dates

There are currently no travel embargo dates on American.

Redeem miles

Use your AAdvantage® miles to book award travel or upgrade to a higher class of service 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® elite status member benefits

Travel on American and American Eagle counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® elite status membership. AAdvantage® elite status members receive additional benefits when traveling on American and American Eagle.

Missing mileage credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage® mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on American, complete the mileage request form.

Request missing flight miles

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