Newsroom – AAdvantage Members Earn More Rewards, More Often
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Newsroom – AAdvantage Members Earn More Rewards, More Often

FORT WORTH, Texas — Beginning March 1, American Airlines AAdvantage® members can receive benefits and earn rewards more often — including before and beyond reaching status — and have more options to customize their travel experiences through Loyalty Point Rewards.

Announced in December, the program’s continued evolution provides more value for members, including more opportunities to achieve rewards even before reaching status. Learn more about the AAdvantage® program below:

How to join

The AAdvantage® program is free to join and members can enjoy benefits like the ability to:

Manage trips and credits with ease

Earn miles toward award travel

Enjoy access to exclusive promotions

About miles and Loyalty Points

Members earn miles and Loyalty Points whether they’re flying or participating in everyday activities on the ground.

AAdvantage® members
can access:

  • Group 6 boarding or better (out of 9 boarding groups)
  • American Airlines Vacations™, with vacation packages and deals on flights, hotels and car rentals
  • American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders can redeem miles toward Mastercard® Priceless® Experiences

How to earn miles and Loyalty Points

Fly with American or 20+ partner airlines

Engage with nearly:

1,200 retail partners

30,000 restaurants

10 rental car companies

Use an AAdvantage® credit card for everyday purchases, which can help you earn miles and Loyalty Points faster

How to redeem miles

Flights to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide

Enhanced travel experiences like Main Cabin Extra seats or Admirals Club One-Day Passes

Vacations, car rentals, hotel stays and more

Mileage Expiration
Miles don’t expire for customers who hold an active AAdvantage® credit card or for AAdvantage® members under 21 years of age. To keep miles active, members must earn or redeem miles on American or with an AAdvantage® partner at least once every 24 months.

Loyalty Point Rewards and status

By earning eligible AAdvantage® miles, members also earn Loyalty Points, which count toward earning status, Loyalty Point
Rewards, and additional benefits during travel. These Loyalty Point Rewards give members more rewards even before
reaching status, and between and beyond each status level, delivering more value for all members throughout their journey.

Status tiers and Loyalty Point Rewards levels provide a range of benefits: earlier boarding, complimentary upgrades, free
checked bags and more. Members qualify for status based on the Loyalty Points posted to their account between March 1 and
the end of February the following calendar year. Members then enjoy status from the moment they achieve it through March 31
of the following membership year.