American Advantage is one of the most well-known and largest programs in the US. It is free to join and easy to earn miles and benefits.
As a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance, this program has many partners but, unfortunately, does not allow the point transfer from credit card programs. You have to get an American co-branded credit card to earn miles by spending.
Approximate miles value
1.3 cents per mile
18 months without activity
Based on dollars spent
Limit on amount of miles you can purchase
150,000 in a calendar year
Courtesy Hold for award reservation
Allowed for up to 5 days
Do you need to open an account to check availability?
Yes, but not all partners are available online
British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, GOL, Etihad Airways, China Southern
Credit card partners
IHG Rewards (5:1, 6 weeks transfer), Marriott Bonvoy (3:1, 2 days transfer), Hilton Honors (10:1.5, up to 30 days transfer), World of Hyatt (2.5:1, 6-8 weeks transfer), Wyndham Rewards (6:1.2, 6-8 weeks transfer), Choice Privileges Rewards (5:1, 6-8 weeks transfer)
Co-Branded credit card in the US
AAdvantage MileUp card, Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select card, Citi/AAdvantage Executive card, CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard
Do you use this program? Share your experience and tips in the comments below. Your thoughts would be very valuable to us!
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