British Airways

British Airways

Earn and redeem miles with British Airways


Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on British Airways within Europe, and between Europe and:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • South America
  • South Pacific
  • U.S.

Affiliate airlines

  • BA Cityflyer
  • Comair
  • OpenSkies
  • Sun-Air of Scandinavia

Earn miles

To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on British Airways marketed and operated flights as well as British Airways codeshare flights operated by oneworld® carriers and affiliates:

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

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

Details for earning miles

For travel on or after January 1, 2019 This content can be expanded
Cabin Purchased fares booked in Base miles Cabin bonus EQMs per mile flown EQDs per mile flown EQSs
First F 100% 50% 3.00 30% 1.00
First A 100% 50% 2.00 30% 1.00
Business J 100% 25% 3.00 25% 1.00
Business C, D, I, R 100% 25% 2.00 25% 1.00
Premium Economy W 100% 10% 1.50 22% 1.00
Premium Economy E, T 100% Not available 1.50 20% 1.00
Economy Y, B 100% Not available 1.00 20% 1.00
Economy H, K, L, M, N, S, V 50% Not available 1.00 10% 1.00
Economy G, O, Q 25% Not available 0.50 5% 1.00

If a purchased fare booking code is not listed in the tables, no Elite Qualifying Credits or award miles are earned. EQMs and EQDs are calculated based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code. Elite bonuses do not apply to EQMs or EQDs.

Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by British Airways will earn AAdvantage® award miles, Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs), Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) according to the American mileage accrual chart.

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Travel embargo dates

There are currently no travel embargo dates on British Airways.

Redeem miles

Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel on British Airways with oneworld® and partner airline awards which allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.

AAdvantage® elite status member benefits

Travel on British Airways and eligible affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® elite status membership. AAdvantage® elite status members receive additional benefits when traveling on British Airways.

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 British Airways, complete the mileage request form.

Request missing flight miles

Contact information

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