The American Airlines AAdvantage program allows members to earn miles through various activities, which can later be redeemed for award flights, upgrades, and other benefits. Here are some ways to earn miles in the AAdvantage program:
Flying with American Airlines and partner airlines:
Earn miles when you fly with American Airlines, American Eagle, or any Oneworld alliance member airline.
Book your flight using your AAdvantage number to receive miles automatically.
American Airlines co-branded credit cards, such as Citi AAdvantage and AAdvantage Aviator cards, allow you to earn miles on everyday purchases.
Some cards offer sign up bonuses or special promotions, so keep an eye out for deals.
Hotel and car rental partners:
Book your hotel stay or car rental with AAdvantage’s participating partners and earn miles.
Check the American Airlines website for a list of partners and their earning rates.
Shopping and dining:
Register for the AAdvantage eShopping portal and earn miles when you shop online at participating retailers.
Join the AAdvantage Dining program to earn miles when dining at participating restaurants.
Transfer miles from other programs:
Convert points from partner loyalty programs, such as Marriott Bonvoy or World of Hyatt, into AAdvantage miles.
Keep an eye on promotions that offer bonus miles for transferring points.
Purchase miles directly from American Airlines, but be aware that this option can be expensive and is generally not recommended unless you’re close to redeeming a high-value award.
Participate in special promotions and sweepstakes:
American Airlines occasionally runs promotions or sweepstakes that offer bonus miles or other rewards. Subscribe to their email newsletters to stay informed.
Remember to include your AAdvantage number when booking flights, hotels, or car rentals, and when making purchases through partner programs to ensure your miles are credited to your account.