Award miles

A new way to earn

Earn more with higher spend & status

You earn award miles based on your ticket price and elite status – up to 75,000 per ticket.*

  • AAdvantage® member – 5 miles/USD
  • Gold member – 7 miles/USD (40% bonus)
  • Platinum member – 8 miles/USD (60% bonus)
  • Platinum Pro member – 9 miles/USD (80% bonus)
  • Executive Platinum member – 11 miles/USD (120% bonus)

Sample calculations

Charlotte (CLT) to New York LaGuardia (LGA) in Main Cabin

AAdvantage ® elite status Fare (USD) Award miles/USD Miles earned Miles earned previously
Member $141 5 705 543
Gold $141 7 987 679
Platinum $141 8 1,128 1,086
Platinum Pro $141 9 1,269 n/a
Executive Platinum $141 11 1,551 1,086

New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) in Business Class

AAdvantage ® elite status Fare (USD) Award miles/USD Miles earned Miles earned previously
Member $916 5 4,580 3,713
Gold $916 7 6,412 4,331
Platinum $916 8 7,328 6,188
Platinum Pro $916 9 8,244 n/a
Executive Platinum $916 11 10,076 6,188

Fly before August 1, 2016? See how your award miles were calculated.

American Airlines

Partner airlines

On most flights marketed by partner airlines, you earn award miles based on a percentage of the flight distance and the fare class of your ticket.

Elite status members get bonus miles in addition to base award miles earned on eligible partner airlines:

  • Gold – 40%
  • Platinum – 60%
  • Platinum Pro – 80%
  • Executive Platinum – 120%

Partner airlines

*New earning structure applies to travel beginning August 1, 2016. Miles are earned based on ticket price (includes base fare plus carrier-imposed fees; excludes government-imposed taxes and fees).