As of September 2019, an American Airlines AAdvantage mile is worth approximately $0.014 USD. This means 1,000 AAdvantage miles are worth about $14.00 USD, and 50,000 AAdvantage miles are worth about $700.00 USD.
Since flyers earn five AAdvantage miles for each dollar spent on airfare with American, before any elite status bonuses, this means you get an effective rebate of 7% — in the form of AAdvantage miles — on spending with American Airlines.
Those with the highest elite status level, Executive Platinum, get a 120% miles bonus, meaning they earn an effective rebate of 15.4% on spending with American Airlines.
This works out to an effective rebate of 2.8% at American Airlines and 1.4% on all other purchases.
Learn and Calculate More
- How many miles will you earn on your next flight? Check out our American Airlines AAdvantage Calculator: Miles and Elite Status Earned Per Flight.
- Don’t want to do the math? Find out how much your accumulated AAdvantage miles are worth with our Points Value Calculator.
- Flying a OneWorld or other partner airline. See Earning AAdvantage Miles, EQMs, EQDs, and EQSs with Partner Airlines.
- Curious about the value of points and miles of other airline, hotel, or credit card programs? Then take a look at our article on Point Values for Travel and Credit Card Rewards Programs.