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Awards on American
AAnytime & MileSAAver awards
Choose AAnytime awards for any seat on an American Airlines or American Eagle® flight for as low as 20,000 miles each way plus any applicable taxes and carrier-imposed fees. You can also use MileSAAver awards for fewer miles.
Web Special awards
Web Special awards may be offered on select flights and dates for fewer miles than either the AAnytime or MileSAAver award level. Award prices vary by date and flight.
Tickets that include a Web Special award don’t allow changes, but you can cancel and reinstate your miles at no charge.
Awards on other airlines
oneworld® and partner awards
Use your miles to travel the world. Combine awards for one-way, roundtrip or travel to multiple cities with our oneworld® and partner airlines.
Hints on booking award travel
Book award travel in the app
We’ve made it even easier to redeem your miles for award travel on American and many partner airlines when booking through our app.
How to book:
- Download our free app
- Log in to your AAdvantage® account
- Choose your flights
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Use the award map
Use the award map and find where you can go with the miles you have.
Elevate your experience
Upgrade with miles
Redeem your miles to move into the next cabin on American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia flights.
Main Cabin seats
Reserve the best seats in the Main Cabin using your miles.
AAdvantage® elite-status members
AAdvantage® elite-status members can use miles to buy 500-mile upgrades on American flights.
Manage your award travel
We’ve eliminated many AAdvantage® award travel fees to give you more flexibility when travel plans change.
Booking flight awards
You can book award travel to over 1,000 destinations on aa.com and the American app. Partner airline flights are included in award travel search results, and you can filter results for your preferred airlines on the Choose flights page.
Reservations can also assist you with booking award travel on American and partner airlines.
Requesting a mileage upgrade award
Contact Reservations or visit an American Airlines Travel Center to request a mileage upgrade award.
You may request an upgrade when you book your trip or at any time before check-in. If you have already booked a trip and would like to request a mileage upgrade award, please have your reservation details available when you call.
Upgrades are available in limited numbers on most flights. If an upgrade isn’t available when you call, we’ll add your request to the waitlist. Waitlisted upgrade requests will be confirmed in this order:
- Elite status level
- Upgrade type
- 12-month Rolling EQDs
If the upgrade type and 12-month Rolling EQD value are the same we’ll look at the booking code then date and time of the request to determine prioritization.
If your upgrade hasn’t been confirmed by the time you check-in, we’ll automatically add you to the airport upgrade standby list if you have the appropriate number of miles in your account 48 hours before departure.
Once your upgrade is confirmed, we’ll automatically update your mobile boarding pass in our app.
Changing flight awards
If your travel plans change, you can contact Reservations to change your flight award. There is no fee to make a change. Keep in mind, you still need to redeem miles for any award price difference when making a change.
While you may not make changes to a trip that includes a Web Special award, you can cancel it and reinstate your miles at no charge.
Changing mileage upgrade awards
If your travel plans change, you can contact Reservations to change a mileage upgrade award. There is no fee to change your mileage upgrade award. Keep in mind, you still need to redeem miles for any award price difference and pay any co-payment difference when making a change.
Tickets upgraded with mileage upgrade awards retain all the original fare rules and restrictions of the original purchased fare.
Canceling flight awards and reinstating miles
If your travel plans change and you no longer wish to travel, you can cancel your trip anytime on aa.com. We will reinstate your miles and refund any taxes and fees up to 1 year after the ticket issue date as long as you cancel your ticket before the first flight departs. There is no fee to reinstate your miles. If you cancel your trip on aa.com, your miles will be reinstated and your refund will be requested automatically in many cases.
Contact Reservations for help reinstating miles on a trip that:
- Has already started
- Involves travel on partner airlines
- Was booked outside the U.S. or on an international version of aa.com
- Has been changed since the ticket was originally issued
Canceling upgrade awards and reinstating miles
If your travel plans change and you no longer wish to travel or upgrade your ticket, you can contact Reservations to cancel your mileage upgrade award and request reinstatement of your miles. There is no fee to reinstate your miles. If you cancel your trip on aa.com, you must contact Reservations to request the reinstatement of your miles.
We will reinstate your miles at no charge up to 1 year after the ticket issue date as long as you cancel your ticket before the first flight departs. Keep in mind, co-payments for mileage upgrade awards are non-refundable and tickets upgraded with mileage upgrade awards retain all the original fare rules and restrictions of the original purchased fare.