See our table for how many American Airlines AAdvantage miles — and Elite Qualifying Miles, Elite Qualifying Dollars, and Elite Qualifying Segments for elite status — you can earn based on OneWorld/partner airline and fare class. There are 29 different combinations of earning miles, EQMs, EQDs, and EQSs.
You can also learn more about how much AAdvantage miles are worth and how many AAdvantage miles you will earn on your next flight with American or one of their partners.
AAdvantage Earnings when Booking and Flying American Airlines
When flying American Airlines, you earn five AAdvantage miles per dollar spent (before any elite status bonus) on base fare plus any mandatory carrier-imposed fees. Except for special promotions, this 5x earnings rate holds true regardless of fare class or flight distance.
In addition, EQDs will always equal base fare plus any mandatory carrier-imposed fees when you book through American.
EQSs will always equal the actual flight segments flown except for basic economy fares, which accrue EQSs at 0.5x (half the regular rate).
EQMs are calculated based on miles flown with a multiplier that varies based on class of service:
- Basic Economy (B): 0.5x
- Economy (G, H, K, L, M, N, O, Q, V, S, Y): 1x
- Premium Economy (P, W): 1.5x
- Discount Business / First (A, D, I, R): 2x
- Full Fare Business / First (F, J): 3x
In order to earn AAdvantage miles and elite status when flying Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, Interjet, and Seaborne Virgin Islands, you must book and purchase your flight from American. Otherwise, you will not receive any AAdvantage miles or elite status credit with American.
Elite Status Bonuses
AAdvantage elite members earn an accrual bonus for AAdvantage miles (but not EQDs, EQMs, or EQSs, absent special promotions) at the following rates:
- Gold: 40%
- Platinum: 60%
- Platinum Pro: 80%
- Executive Platinum: 120%
Elite members receive these bonuses even when they are flying with a partner airline, as long as they are crediting the miles to the AAdvantage program.
AAdvantage Earnings Table for OneWorld and Partners: Award Miles, EQMs, EQDs, and EQSs
AAdvantage is a trademark of American Airlines, Inc. This table is not endorsed by American Airlines, Inc.