How Can I Earn American Airlines Miles?

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Aside from flying with American Airlines, there are many ways to earn AAdvantage miles. American has one of the broadest portfolio of co-branded credit cards, as well as multiple partners across the travel industry including airlines, hotels, car rentals, dining and online shopping.

Earning AA Miles With Credit Cards

The simplest way to earn AA miles is by using AA co-branded credit cards for your spending. These cards include:

Earn With Partner Airlines

As a member of the Oneworld Alliance, you can earn AAdvantage miles when you fly with any of its Oneworld partners simply by entering your AAdvantage number when you book:

Also, American Airlines has partnerships with non-alliance airlines, and flying with them will also earn you AA miles:

Earn AA Miles With Hotel Partners

American Airlines has a broad range of hotel partnerships around the globe, where your stays can earn you AA miles. Earning rates vary depending on the hotel. Keep in mind that earning airline miles for a hotel stay may negate any hotel rewards you'd earn. A notable exception is Hilton's Double Dip.

Earning With Car Rental Partners

You can earn miles whenever you rent a car from one of 13 car rental/transportation companies partnering with AAdvantage:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Payless
  • Alamo
  • National
  • Dollar
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Carmel
  • Europcar
  • Sixt
  • GroundLink
  • SuperShuttle

Earn Miles For Dining

Like most major airlines, AA has its own dining program which is part of the rewards network, so you can earn miles whenever you dine out at select locations.

Earn Miles For Holidays

By booking through American Airlines, you can earn miles whenever you book a vacation or a cruise.

Earn Mile For Shopping

You can earn miles by shopping online with American Airlines’ shopping portal. The store links to over 950 retailers including some of the biggest names like Neiman Marcus, Samsung, and Macy’s. In addition, you can earn miles when ordering shopping for flowers at 1-800 flowers online. You can also earn with ThanksAgain when shopping at airports!

Earn With Survey & Promotional Sites

Earning miles without making any purchases is easy too. Thanks to sites like e-Rewards, you don't need to spend a thing to earn miles!

Earn With AwardWallet

Leave a comment on our blog and you could be eligible for an easy 5 AAdvantage miles.

Transfer Partners

American Airlines is not a transfer partner with any of the major flexible credit card rewards programs (Chase/Citi/Amex) however it is a transfer partner of Marriott Bonvoy, so any points earned from your Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card or your Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, can be transferred to AAdvantage at a ratio of 3:1. Remember if you transfer 60,000 Marriott points, there is a 5,000-mile bonus, and you will receive 25,000 miles.

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