How Do You Redeem AAdvantage Air Miles?


Quick Answer

To redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles, visit the company's website to book air travel to nearly 1,000 different destinations and to organize vacations, car rentals and hotels. The miles can also be used to purchase retail products and travel upgrades.

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When using miles to book travel, select between a round-trip, one-way or multi-city itinerary. Next, indicate the departure and arrival airports as well as the preferred dates of travel. Select the number of passengers traveling, the cabin preference, and award type preference. Finally, select the carrier preference. American Airlines travel can be booked on other participating award carriers including Air Berlin, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and Finnair.

After making these selections, you can see the availability chart with the requested travel dates inclusive of the miles required to book plus surrounding days in the event your travel plans are flexible. After confirming the travel dates, select the times of travel and provide the traveler's information. Then select seats, review the itinerary, and pay for the trip.

You can also book accommodations and rental cars through the airline's website by providing the destination as well as arrival and departure dates. In addition, American Airlines AAdvantage miles can also be used for upgrades between cabins on domestic and international flights. To request this, call American Airlines reservations directly.

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