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American Airlines AAdvantage    American Airlines AAdvantage

Details for American Airlines AAdvantage

AAdvantage is the frequent flyer program of American Airlines.
URL:http://www.aa.com
Validity: AAdvantage members must have mileage earning or redeeming activity once every 18 months in order to retain their miles.
Transferable:Yes, a maximum of 60,000 miles per year can be transferred. You need to pay a transaction fee.
Alliance Member:American Airlines is a member of oneworld.

Membership Levels

There are three Elite Levels: Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum. To reach one of these Level you need to collect Qualifying Points. The number of Qualifying points you earn is based on a combination of earned miles and class of service purchased. For a flight in First- or Business Class you receive 1.5 Points for every mile flown, for travelling with a discounted economy ticket you will get only 0.5 points per mile flown.
LevelBenefitsActivity needed
Gold- Complimentery Upgrade for you and a companion when travelling with a full-fare economy class ticket.
- 25% Mileage Bonus.
- Check-in at the Business Class Counter, regardless of the class of service in wich you are travelling.
- Discounted Membership Price to the Admirals Club.
- Oneworld Ruby Status Privileges.
- Waived Checked Baggage Charge.
25,000 Qualifying Points or 30 flown segments.
Platinum- 100% Mileage Bonus.
- Check-In at any First-Class Counter regardless what class of service you are travelling in.
- Oneworld Sapphire Member Status Privileges
50,000 Qualifying Points or 60 segments flown.
Executive Platinum- You will receive eight complimentary one-way systemwide upgrades when you qualify or requalify for AAdvantage Executive Platinum membership.
- Guaranteed Economy Class Availability.
- 100% Mileage Bonus.
- Waived AAdvantage Award Fees.
- Top Priority When Waitlisted for Purchased First or Business Class Seats
- Oneworld Emerald Status Privileges.
100,000 Qualifying Points

News & Offers for earning and redeeming miles with American Airlines AAdvantage

29. Jan. 06Updates To The AA.com 1,000 Mile Bonus
  As of December 15, 2005, AAdvantage members will earn up to 500 miles for each eligible Economy class ticket purchased at AA.com. Members will continue to earn up to 1,000 bonus miles for First or Business class tickets purchased at AA.com. more
29. Jul. 05Mileage Accrual restricted to interisland flights
  Effective for tickets purchased on/after August 1, 2005, regardless of travel date, transpacific segments on Hawaiian Airlines will no longer accrue AAdvantage miles. more
24. Jan. 05
  As an AAdvantage member, you will earn 2,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when you book your vacation with AmericanAirlines Vacations. Plus earn an additional 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when you book online at AAVacations.com and complete travel. more

Earn miles

 AirlineBonus / Malus for travelling in:
PartnersMileage CalculationDiscounted EconomyBusiness ClassFirst Class
Air Pacific1 Miles per flown Mile+25%
Alaska Air1 Miles per flown Mile- 0%+50%
American Airlines1 Miles per flown Mile+25%+50%
American Eagle1 Miles per flown Mile- 0%+25%+50%
British Airways1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)-75%+25%+50%
Cathay Pacific1 Miles per flown Mile- 0%+25%+50%
El Al1 Miles per flown Mile-50%+25%+50%
Etihad Airways1 Miles per flown Mile+25%+50%
Finnair1 Miles per flown Mile- 0%+25%
GOL1 Miles per flown Mile-70%+25%
Gulf Air1 Miles per flown Mile+25%
Hawaiian Airlines1 Miles per flown Mile+50%
Horizon Air1 Miles per flown Mile- 0%+50%
Iberia1 Miles per flown Mile-70%+25%
Japan Airlines JAL1 Miles per flown Mile-30%+25%+50%
Jet Airways1 Miles per flown Mile-50%+25%+50%
JetBlue1 Miles per flown Mile
only for selected routes from Boston or New York
LAN1 Miles per flown Mile-75%+25%+50%
Malev1 Miles per flown Mile-50%+25%
Mexicana1 Miles per flown Mile+25%
Qantas Airways1 Miles per flown Mile-50%+25%+50%
Royal Jordanian1 Miles per flown Mile-50%+25%
S7 Airlines1 Miles per flown Mile-75%+25%
 Hotel
PartnersMileage Calculation
Ascent Collecion250 Miles per stay
Baymont Inns and Suites2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Best Western International250 Miles per stay
Caesar Park1000 Miles per stay
Cambria Suites250 Miles per stay
Candlewood Suites1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Clarion250 Miles per stay
Comfort Inn250 Miles per stay
Comfort Suites250 Miles per stay
Concorde Hotels500 Miles per stay
Conrad International Hotels500 Miles per stay
Country Inns & Suites250 Miles per stay
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Days Inn2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Doubletree Hotels500 Miles per stay
Econo Lodge250 Miles per stay
Embassy Suites Hotels500 Miles per stay
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts500 Miles per stay
Fiesta Inn Hoteles Business Class1000 Miles per stay
Four Points by Sheraton2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Hampton Inn & Suites100 Miles per stay
Hawthorn Suites500 Miles per stay
Hilton Garden Inn500 Miles per stay
Hilton Grand Vacations Club500 Miles per stay
Hilton Hotels500 Miles per stay
Holiday Inn Express2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Homewood Suites by Hilton100 Miles per stay
Hotel Indigo2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Howard Johnson2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts500 Miles per stay
Hyatt Place500 Miles per stay
Inter-Continental Hotels & Ressorts500 Miles per stay
JAL City Hotel200 Miles per stay
Knights Inn2 Miles per spend 1 US$
La Quinta250 Miles per stay
Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Mainstay Suites250 Miles per stay
Maybourne Hotels500 Miles per stay
Microtel Inns & Suites2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Millennium Hotels250 Miles per stay
New Otani Hotels500 Miles per stay
Nikko Hotels International500 Miles per stay
Omni Hotel500 Miles per stay
Park Inn250 Miles per stay
Park Plaza International500 Miles per stay
Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide500 Miles per stay
Quality Inn and Suites250 Miles per stay
Radisson Hotels & Resorts500 Miles per stay
Raffles International Hotel & Resorts500 Miles per stay
Ramada International Hotels & Resorts2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Regent International Hotels500 Miles per stay
Rodeway Inn250 Miles per stay
Sandals Resorts1000 Miles per stay
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts500 Miles per stay
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Sleep Inn250 Miles per stay
Sol Melia Group500 Miles per stay
St. Regis2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel250 Miles per stay
Summerfield Suites500 Miles per stay
Super 8 Motel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Swissotel500 Miles per stay
The Luxury Collection2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Travelodge2 Miles per spend 1 US$
W Hotels2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Westin Hotels & Resorts2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Wingate Inns2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Worldhotels500 Miles per stay
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts500 Miles per stay
 Car rental
PartnersMileage Calculation
Alamo50 Miles per day
Avis50 Miles per day
Budget Car and Truck Rental50 Miles per day
Dollar Rent a Car50 Miles per day
Europcar60 Miles per day
up to 30 days
Hertz Car Rental1 Miles per spend 1 US$
National Car Rental50 Miles per day
Thrifty Car Rental50 Miles per day

Transfer Miles

Transfer to ... from American Airlines AAdvantageRatio
Hilton HHonors5000 Miles = 10000 HH Points
Transfer from ... to American Airlines AAdvantageRatio
Hilton HHonors10000 HH Points = 1500 Miles
La Quinta Returns6000 Points = 1000 Miles
Marriott Rewards10000 Points = 2000 Miles
Priority Club10000 Points = 2500 Miles
Starwood Starpoints1 Starpoints = 1 Miles


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