American AAdvantage Loyalty Point Rewards Guide for 2024

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American AAdvantage’s Loyalty Points system to earn elite status rewards people who spend with American Airlines, its partners, or on its co-branded credit cards. 

In addition to each elite status level, you can also earn special “Loyalty Points Rewards” at 11 levels between 15,000 Loyalty Points and 5 million Loyalty Points.

How to Earn Loyalty Points

There are many different ways to earn AAdvantage Loyalty Points, and here’s a summary of the most popular ways:

  • Flying on American Airlines, Oneworld Partners, and other partner airlines.
  • Spending on a Citi or Barclays AAdvantage credit card, including Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® and Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®.
  • American Airlines Vacations and American Airlines Cruises.
  • AAdvantage eShopping portal.
  • AAdvantage Dining (select restaurants).
  • SimplyMiles (offers you load to your credit card).
  • Hotels: American Airlines Hotels, Hyatt, Marriott International, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Vacations, and RocketMiles.
  • Rental Cars: American Airlines Cars, Avis, Budget, Payless, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, National, Sixt.
  • Partners: Shell, NRG Energy, Reliant Energy, Xoom, and Miles for Opinions.

American Airlines
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15,000 Loyalty Points

At 15,000 Loyalty Points, you can choose one of these three options:

  • Group 5 Boarding for the membership year;
  • Priority privileges and Group 4 boarding for one trip; 
  • 5 Preferred seats coupons; OR
  • 1,000 Loyalty Points.

40,000 Loyalty Points: AAdvantage Gold

When you reach 40,000 Loyalty Points you reach AAdvantage Gold elite status.

American AAdvantage Gold elite status offers these benefits:

  • 40% miles bonus for flights on American or partner airlines (7 miles per dollar).
  • Complimentary upgrades for you and a companion up to 24 hours before departure within the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda, Central America, and Mexico, including award tickets.
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra Seats at check-in for elite member and up to 8 travel companions.
  • Complimentary Preferred Seats at booking.
  • Group 4 Priority Boarding.
  • Priority check-in at any Business class lane and priority security.
  • One free checked bag for you and any travel companions on the same reservation.
  • Same-day standby priority for flights to/from the USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and select Caribbean destinations.
  • Elite service phone line for faster customer service.
  • Special benefits when flying Alaska Airlines, including priority check-in and boarding, priority security, priority seating, two free checked bags, upgrades to first class for elite member and one companion up to 24 hours before departure prioritized after Alaska MVP members, AAdvantage status bonus, and complimentary Premium Class (extra legroom) seats after ticket purchase for Y, B, and H fares and for all other fares 24 hours before departure.
  • Oneworld Ruby status entitles you to benefits on Oneworld airlines, including priority check-in and standby and preferred or pre-reserved seating.
  • One AAdvantage mile per dollar spent on eligible Hyatt properties.

American Airlines First Class
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60,000 Loyalty Points

At 60,000 Loyalty Points, you get both of these benefits:

  • Avis Preferred Plus elite status; AND
  • 20% Loyalty Points bonus for 6 months when spending with American Airlines Vacations, SimplyMiles, AAdvantage eShopping, AAdvantage Dining, and American Airlines Hotels.

75,000 Loyalty Points: AAdvantage Platinum

When you reach 75,000 Loyalty Points you earn AAdvantage Platinum elite status.

American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum elite status offers these benefits:

  • 60% miles bonus for flights on American or partner airlines (8 miles per dollar).
  • Complimentary upgrades for you and a companion up to 48 hours before departure within the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda, Central America, and Mexico, including award tickets.
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats at booking for elite member and up to 8 travel companions.
  • Group 3 priority boarding.
  • Two free checked bags for you and any travel companions on the same reservation.
  • Priority check-in at any first-class lane and priority security.
  • Priority bag delivery ensuring that any checked bags will be one of the first to reach baggage claim.
  • Same-day standby priority for flights to/from the USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and select Caribbean destinations.
  • Elite service phone line for faster customer service.
  • Special benefits when flying Alaska Airlines, including priority check-in and boarding, priority security, priority seating, priority baggage, two free checked bags, upgrades to first class for elite member and one companion up to 48 hours before departure prioritized after Alaska MVP Gold members, AAdvantage status bonus, and complimentary Premium Class (extra legroom) seats after ticket purchase for Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, S, or N fare and all other fares within 72 hours before departure.
  • Oneworld Sapphire status, which gets you benefits on Oneworld airlines, including priority check-in and standby, priority boarding, priority security, lounge access to Business Class and frequent flyer lounges, and preferred or pre-reserved seating.
  • One AAdvantage mile per dollar spent on eligible Hyatt properties.

100,000 Loyalty Points

After earning 100,000 Loyalty Points, you get both of these benefits

  • Avis President’s Club elite status; AND
  • 30% Loyalty Points bonus American Airlines Vacations, SimplyMiles, AAdvantage eShopping, AAdvantage Dining, and American Airlines Hotels.

125,000 Loyalty Points: Platinum Pro

At 125,000 Loyalty Points, you reach AAdvantage Platinum Pro elite status.

American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro offers these benefits:

  • 80% miles bonus for flights on American or partner airlines (9 miles per dollar).
  • Complimentary upgrades for you and a companion up to 72 hours before departure within the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda, Central America, and Mexico, including award tickets.
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats at booking for elite member and up to 8 travel companions.
  • Group 2 priority boarding.
  • Three free checked bags for you and any travel companions on the same reservation.
  • Priority check-in at any first-class lane and priority security.
  • Priority bag delivery ensuring that any checked bags will be one of the first to reach baggage claim.
  • Complimentary same-day flight change allowing members to change their flight to a earlier or later flight on the same day without an additional fee.
  • Same-day standby priority for flights to/from the USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and select Caribbean destinations.
  • Elite service phone line for faster customer service.
  • Special benefits when flying Alaska Airlines, including priority check-in and boarding, priority security, priority seating, priority baggage, three free checked bags, complimentary same-day flight changes, upgrades to first class for elite member and one companion up to 72 hours before departure prioritized after Alaska MVP Gold 75K members, AAdvantage status bonus, and complimentary Premium Class (extra legroom) seats after ticket purchase for all fares except Saver (basic economy) fares.
  • Oneworld Emerald status, which gets you benefits on Oneworld airlines, including priority check-in and standby, priority boarding, priority security, lounge access to First and Business Class and frequent flyer lounges, and preferred or pre-reserved seating.
  • One AAdvantage mile per dollar spent on eligible Hyatt properties.

175,000 Loyalty Points

After earning 175,000 Loyalty Points, you have the option to choose one of the following:

  • 2 Systemwide Upgrades; 
  • 20,000 bonus miles or 25,000 bonus miles if you have an AAdvantage credit card;
  • 6 Admirals Club One-Day passes;
  • $200 trip credit or $250 if you have an AAdvantage credit card;
  • Carbon offset;
  • $250 donation to select nonprofit organizations;
  • 15% award rebate;
  • 5,000 Loyalty Points;
  • 2 Gifts of AAdvantage Gold status; OR
  • 35,000 AAdvantage miles toward a Mastercard Priceless experience if you have an AAdvantage Mastercard.

Admirals Club
Photo: American Airlines

200,000 Loyalty Points: Executive Platinum

At 200,000 Loyalty Points, you reach American Executive Platinum elite status.

The benefits of AAdvantage Executive Platinum elite status are:

  • 120% miles bonus for flights on American or partner airlines (11 miles per dollar).
  • You and a companion can receive complimentary upgrades, including award tickets, up to 100 hours before departure within the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda, Central America, and Mexico.
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats at booking for elite member and up to 8 travel companions.
  • Group 1 priority boarding.
  • Three free checked bags for you and any travel companions on the same reservation.
  • Priority check-in at any first-class lane and priority security.
  • Priority bag delivery ensuring that any checked bags will be one of the first to reach baggage claim.
  • Complimentary same-day flight change allowing members to change their flight to a earlier or later flight on the same day without an additional fee.
  • Same-day standby priority for flights to/from the USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and select Caribbean destinations.
  • Guaranteed availability in the Main Cabin for the Executive Platinum member and one travel companion to book a full-fare ticket on a sold-out American Airlines flight at least 24 hours before departure.
  • Waitlist priority for purchased First or Business Class.
  • Complimentary alcoholic beverage and snack when sitting in the Main Cabin.
  • Elite service phone line for faster customer service.
  • Special benefits when flying Alaska Airlines, including priority check-in and boarding, priority security, priority seating, priority baggage, three free checked bags, complimentary same-day flight changes, upgrades to first class for elite member and one companion up to 120 hours before departure prioritized after Alaska MVP Gold 75K members, AAdvantage status bonus, and complimentary Premium Class (extra legroom) seats after ticket purchase for all fares except Saver (basic economy) fares.
  • Oneworld Emerald status, which gets you benefits on Oneworld airlines, including priority check-in and standby, priority boarding, priority security, lounge access to First and Business Class and frequent flyer lounges, and preferred or pre-reserved seating.
  • One AAdvantage mile per dollar spent on eligible Hyatt properties.

250,000 Loyalty Points

After earning 250,000 Loyalty Points, you have the option to choose two of the following:

  • Two systemwide upgrades;
  • 20,000 bonus miles or 30,000 bonus miles if you have an AAdvantage credit card;
  • 6 Admirals One-Day Passes;
  • Admirals Club membership (requires 2 choices);
  • $200 trip credit or $250 if you have an AAdvantage credit card;
  • Carbon offset;
  • $250 donation to select nonprofit organizations;
  • Bang & Olufsen product (requires two choices);
  • 2 Gifts of AAdvantage Gold status;
  • 15,000 Loyalty Points;
  • 1 Flagship Lounge Single Visit Pass or 2 Passes if you are an AAdvantage credit cardholder; OR
  • 35,000 AAdvantage miles toward a Mastercard Priceless experience if you have an AAdvantage Mastercard.

400,000, 550,000, and 750,000 Loyalty Points

After earning 400,000, 550,000, and 750,000 Loyalty Points, you have the option to choose two of the following for each of those levels:

  • 1 systemwide upgrade;
  • 25,000 bonus miles;
  • Admirals Club membership (requires 2 choices);
  • $200 trip credit or $250 if you have an AAdvantage credit card;
  • Carbon offset;
  • Gift of AAdvantage Platinum status;
  • Bang & Olufsen product (requires two choices);
  • 2 Flagship Lounge Single Visit Passes;
  • 1 Flagship First Dining visit pass; OR
  • 40,000 AAdvantage miles toward a Mastercard Priceless experience if you have an AAdvantage Mastercard.

Admirals Club DCA
Photo: American Airlines

1 Million Loyalty Points

After earning 1 million Loyalty Points, you have the option to choose one of the following:

  • 4 systemwide upgrades;
  • Carbon offset;
  • Gift of AAdvantage Platinum Pro status;
  • Up to 100,000 miles back on award redemptions; OR
  • 150,000 AAdvantage miles toward a Mastercard Priceless experience if you have an AAdvantage Mastercard.

3 Million Loyalty Points

After earning 3 million Loyalty Points, you have the option to choose one of the following:

  • 6 systemwide upgrades;
  • Carbon offset;
  • Gift of AAdvantage Executive Platinum status;
  • Up to 300,000 miles back on award redemptions; OR
  • 350,000 AAdvantage miles toward a Mastercard Priceless experience if you have an AAdvantage Mastercard.

5 Million Loyalty Points

After earning an incredibly high 5 million Loyalty Points, you have the option to choose one of the following:

  • 10 systemwide upgrades;
  • Carbon offset;
  • Gift of AAdvantage Executive Platinum status;
  • Up to 500,000 miles back on award redemptions; OR
  • 550,000 AAdvantage miles toward a Mastercard Priceless experience if you have an AAdvantage Mastercard.
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