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.
Don't want to do the math? Check out our American Airlines AAdvantage Calculator: Miles and Elite Status Earned Per Flight. And find out how much your accumulated AAdvantage miles are worth with our Points Value Calculator.
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.
As indicated in the table above, you can earn AAdvantage miles with other partner airlines when you book and purchase your flight through the partner airline, provided you choose to credit your miles to the AAdvantage program (and not the partner airline's mileage program). These partner airlines include:
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- China Southern Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Fiji Airways
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- LATAM Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Jordanian Airlines
- S7 Airlines
- SriLankan Airlines
Many, but not all, of these partner airlines are members of the OneWorld airline alliance. American Airlines is a OneWorld member.
Earn More AAdvantage Miles When Paying with Co-Branded Card
Co-branded credit cardholders earn two miles per $1 USD spent on American Airlines, except Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Silver cardholders earn three miles and Barclays AAdvantage Aviator cardholders earn one mile. Otherwise, cardholders earn one mile per $1 USD spent on other purchases, including ticket purchased from partner airlines. Co-branded cards are issued by Barclays and Citi and include:
- Barclays AAdvantage Aviator (no longer accepting new applications)
- Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Blue (no longer accepting new applications)
- Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red
- Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Silver (no longer accepting new applications)
- Citi AAdvantage MilesUp
- Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select
- Citi AAdvantage Executive
The calculator assumes you are using the U.S. versions of these co-branded credit cards.
As a reminder, consult the American Airlines website for additional information, including restrictions and exceptions.