Program Details

The American Airlines AAdvantage program is great for travelers who want to earn bonus rewards on flights. Best of all, it's completely free to enroll. As an American Airlines AAdvantage member, you earn 5 AAdvantage miles for every dollar you spend on American Airlines purchases and can earn up to an additional 2 AAdvantage miles by using an affiliated credit card.

The American Airlines AAdvantage reward program also offers shopping and dining portals where members can earn even more AAdvantage miles on local restaurants and popular retailers.

Provider

American Airlines

Earns AAdvantage miles
How to Earn

Fly American Airlines

As a member of the American Airlines AAdvantage program, you earn bonus rewards on every American Airlines flight you purchase

American Airlines AAdvantage Member

5x on American Airlines

    Use a American Airlines AAdvantage credit card

    Apply for and use the following credit cards to earn up to an additional 2x AAdvantage miles per $ spent on American Airlines purchases and bonus miles on your everyday purchases

    That's up to 7x miles on American Airlines

    Citi / AAdvantage Gold World Elite MasterCard

    View Card Details

    Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard

    View Card Details

    Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard

    View Card Details

    AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

    View Card Details

    Citi / AAdvantage Bronze Card

    View Card Details

    Other ways to earn miles

    American Airlines offers even more ways to earn miles by shopping through their online portal and linking your credit and debit cards to their dining program.

    Shop online using an affiliated online portal

    AAdvantage eShopping

    Earn rewards from over 900 merchants

    Enroll Now

    Link your credit & debit cards to an affiliated dining program

    AAdvantage Dining

    Earn up to 5x miles at various merchants

    Enroll Now
    American Airlines AAdvantage Loyalty Tiers

    As you earn American Airlines AAdvantage you may qualify to earn bonus miles on American Airlines flights and receive access to other benefits and upgrades.

    AAdvantage Gold

    7x miles on American Airlines flights

    AAdvantage Platinum

    8x miles on American Airlines flights

    AAdvantage Platinum Pro

    9x miles on American Airlines flights

    AAdvantage Executive Platinum

    11x miles on American Airlines flights

    Learn how to become an elite status member

    How to Redeem

    Cash back sounds straight forward but some programs offer other ways to redeem your cash back rewards. Check the table below for all the ways American Airlines AAdvantage gives you to spend the cash back you earn.

    Redeem for

    The value of AAdvantage miles varies depending on how you redeem them. We look at millions of flights, hotels, car rentals and reward portals to calculate what rewards are actually worth on average.

    AAdvantage miles can also be worth more depending on the card that you own. Select a card below to see exactly how much their AAdvantage miles are worth for each redemption option.

    Redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles on Redemption Value

    Additional fees and restrictions may apply when redeeming. Check out the American Airlines AAdvantage website for more details.

    Transfer Partners

    Interested in earning more American Airlines AAdvantage miles or transferring them to another program? Here are the best transfer partners:

    Transfer American Airlines AAdvantage miles to another partner Base Exchange Rate

    American Airlines AAdvantage miles do not transfer to any other program

    Transfer from a partner to American Airlines AAdvantage miles Base Exchange Rate

    Starwood Preferred Guest

    View Program Details

    1:1

    Wyndham Rewards

    View Program Details

    5:1

    IHG Rewards Club

    View Program Details

    5:1

    Hilton Honors

    View Program Details

    10:1.5

    World of Hyatt

    View Program Details

    5:2

    Marriott Rewards

    View Program Details

    5:1

    No other programs transfer their rewards into American Airlines AAdvantage miles

    Additional fees and restrictions may apply when transferring American Airlines AAdvantage miles. You may also be eligible for special bonuses if you transfer a certain amount of points.

    American Airlines AAdvantage program does not have any transfer partners

    These details only scrape the surface! Reward programs are highly complex and always changing. We are working hard to include even more information on the American Airlines AAdvantage program but for now, you can find the full details through the American Airlines AAdvantage website.

    Don't just guess. Birch compares your spending to 100+ reward credit cards and recommends the best matches for you.

    Sign up