AAdvantage Miles Calculators
AAdvantage Miles Calculators for earning with AA credit cards, transferring miles to AAdvantage, and determining the cash value of based on redemption.
American Airlines (commonly abbreviated as 'AA') has more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 locations in 56 countries worldwide with 10 primary hubs scattered across the United States.
American Airlines Hubs
American Airlines official headquarters and largest hub is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). This AA hub provides flights to mostly all major U.S. cities and major Latin America cities. AA's DFW hub also provides international flights to Europe and Asia.
American Airlines has hubs in the following cities:
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
- O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Miami International Airport (MIA)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
American Airlines is part of the oneworld alliance. This allows you to earn and redeem AAdvantage miles with airlines that are part of the alliance. Oneworld consists of the following 13 airlines:
Credit Card Rewards Calculators
The American Airlines AAdvantage Credit Card Calculators allow you to calculate how many AAdvantage Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. It will also output the cash value of the card based on that same spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees (if applicable).
You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.
Best Credit Cards For AAdvantage Miles
American Airlines AAdvantage Miles can be earned with AA credit cards and with credit cards that are part of rewards programs that allow you to transfer points to AA. You can use the tool below to get a list of the best credit cards for earning AAdvantage Miles based on your spend across different categories.
AA AAdvantage Credit Card Calculators
American Airlines has a total of seven credit cards available. Two credit cards are offered by Barclays (1 personal, 1 business) and the other five are offered by CitiBank (4 personal, 1 business). Most of these credit cards are great for earning AAdvantage Miles and they offer useful benefits such as free checked bags, in-flight savings, and more.
Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value
AAdvantage Miles have the best value when redeemed for award flights on American Airlines, oneworld Alliance partners, and other partner airlines. You can also redeem your miles for hotel stays, car rentals, gift cards, and even Admiral Club membership.
More than 10 rewards programs allows you to transfer rewards directly into your American Airlines AAdvantage account. Transfer points from top programs such as Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors or even top off your AAdvantage Account with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points.
The AAdvantage Transfer Calculator will calculate the conversion of rewards from other programs to AAdvantage Miles. You can enter any amount of AAdvantage Miles in the table below. It will output the total amount of points needed in the partnering program(s) to equal the amount of AAdvantage Miles you specified.
Earning With Partner Credit Cards
All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your American Airlines AAdvantage Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to AAdvantage Miles.
You can use the Best Credit Cards For AAdvantage Miles Calculator to find out which cards above can earn you the most miles based on your spend.
AAdvantage Miles can be earned flying American Airlines and various airline partners, booking other forms of travel, dining out, and shopping online.
AA Airline Partners
AAdvantage Miles are primarily earned flying American Airlines. You can also earn miles flying all 13 oneworld Alliance Partners as well as a few select airline partners.
All-in-all, you can earn AAdvantage Miles flying the following AA airline partners:
- Air Tahiti Nui
- Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cape Air
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- Fiji Airways
- Gulf Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Jet Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Jordanian
- S7 Airlines
- Seaborne Airlines
- SriLankan Airlines
- West Jet
You'll need to enter your American Airlines AAdvantage Miles number when booking your flight with the above airlines and oneworld Alliance partners.
AA Car Rental Partners
You can earn AAdvantage Miles renting cars. The amount of miles you will earn will vary, but you can easily earn as many as 500 AAdvantage miles. Several of the listed partners have their own rewards program, so you'll have to decide whether you want to earn AAdvantage Miles or car rental rewards points.
You can earn AAdvantage Miles booking with the following car rental companies:
- Carmel Car Rental and Limo Service
AA Hotel Partners
You can earn AAdvantage Miles by booking with over 20 different hotel partners. This will be by either logging into your rewards account with the hotel and changing your earning preference to AAdvantage Miles or by mentioning your AAdvantage Membership number during check-in. Do note that some of the listed partners are also transfer partners of American Airlines.
You can earn AAdvantage Miles with the following hotels:
- Best Western
- Choice Hotels
- Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts
- Hyatt Hotels
- InterContinental Hotels (IHG)
- Langham Hospitality Group
- Marriott Hotels
- Melia Hotels International
- Millennium Hotels and Resorts
- New Otani Hotels
- Okura-Nikko Hotels and Resorts
- Preferred Hotel Group
- Radisson Hotel Group
- Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
- Wyndham Hotels
American Airlines Portals
American Airlines has it's own rewards portals for booking hotels, vacations, and cruises as well as portals for shopping and dining out. These are solid alternative ways to earn lots more AAdvantage Miles.
Book hotels directly through the American Airlines Hotel Portal to earn up to 10,000 AAdvantage Miles per night.
Earn AAdvantage Miles when you bundle your flights, hotels, and car rentals together by booking through American Airlines Vacations. A nice all in one spot booking for travel.
Earn AAdvantage Miles when you dine out at your favorite local restaurants using the AA Dining Program. Easy way to double dip on rewards by earning miles dining out and earning rewards with your credit card at the same time.
Earn AAdvantage Miles shopping online at over 950 different retailers with the AAdvantage eShopping Portal. If you frequently shop online and want to earn AAdvantage Miles doing so, this is the route you'll want to take.
AAdvantage Miles can be purchased directly from the American Airlines website. Buying miles is the fastest way to earn them if you need them now, but it should be one of your last options since buying miles will also cost money.
You can also gift AAdvantage Miles as well as transfer AAdvantage Miles between members from the same portal. It will cost you to gift and transfer miles as well.
AAdvantage Elite Status
When you join the American Airlines AAdvantage program, you will be able to start earning AAdvantage Miles and be able to start working your way towards obtaining airline status with them. When you book an eligible-fare ticket for an American Airlines, oneworld Alliance, or partner airline flight, you will earn:
- Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs)
- Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs)
- Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs)
All of these are used to determine your status within the American Airlines AAdvantage program and not to be confused with the AAdvantage Miles which can be redeemed for free flights and more. The amount of EQDs, EQMs, and EQSs will vary depending on the airline you're flying, the class you're flying in, and the cost of your airline ticket.
Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs)
Elite Qualifying Miles are based on the distance flown. The amount of EQMs you earn are based on the airline you're flying and the class you're flying in. First & Business Class tickets will earn you more EQMs per mile flown. Elite Qualifying Miles benefits those who fly long distances during the year.
Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs)
Elite Qualifying Segments are calculated as flights between two points. If you fly from City A to City B (non-stop), that's counted as one segment. If you fly from City A, have a layover at City B, and then end your flight at City C, that is a total of two segments because you flew from City A to City B and then from City B to City C. Segments allow those who makes many small trips to obtain status easier since they will not be earning many Elite Qualifying Miles.
Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs)
Elite Qualifying Dollars are based on how much you paid for the base fare of the airline ticket. This is before taxes, fees, and surcharges are added. Regardless of how many EQMs or EQSs you obtain, you'll have to spend a certain amount of money with American Airlines in order to qualify for status.
Signing up for the AAdvantage program will give you the ability to earn and redeem miles. You will earn 5 AAdvantage Miles per $1 when flying AA.
AAdvantage Gold Member
AAdvantage Gold is earned after earning $3,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars AND meeting one of the following requirements:
- 25,000 Elite Qualifying Miles
- 30 Elite Qualifying Segments
Once you reach AAdvantage Gold, you will earn the following benefits:
- 40% Bonus On Mileage
- Complimentary Seat Upgrades
- 500 Mile Upgrades
- Reduced Seating Price
- 24-Hour Upgrade Window
- Free Checked Bag
- AA Priority Service
- Complimentary Same-Day Standby
- Dedicated Phone Line
- Waived Award Fees
- oneworld Ruby Status
AAdvantage Platinum status is earned after earning $6,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars AND meeting one of the following requirements:
- 50,000 Elite Qualifying Miles
- 60 Elite Qualifying Segments
Once you have reached the status of AAdvantage Platinum, you will be granted the benefits of AAdvantage Gold along with several additional benefits:
- 60% Bonus On Mileage
- Complimentary Preferred Seats & Main Cabin Extra Seats
- Two Free Checked Bags
- Priority Baggage Delivery
- oneworld Sapphire Status
AAdvantage Platinum Pro
AAdvantage Platinum Pro status is earned after $9,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars AND meeting one of the following requirements:
- 75,000 Elite Qualifying Miles
- 90 Elite Qualifying Segments
Once you achieve AAdvantage Platinum Pro status, you will be given the perks of AAdvantage Platinum along with even more which includes:
- 80% Bonus On Mileage
- Upgraded Seats
- Complimentary Same-Day Flight Change
AAdvantage Executive Platinum
AA's highest status of AAdvantage Executive Platinum status is earned after $15,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars AND meeting one of the following requirements:
- 100,000 Elite Qualifying Miles
- 120 Elite Qualifying Segments
Once you achieve this great feat, you will receive the benefits of AAdvantage Platinum Pro along with the best benefits of obtaining the highest status which includes:
- 120% Bonus on Mileage
- Complimentary Seat Upgrades (All Seats)
- 4 Systemwide Upgrades
- 3 Free Checked Bags
- Waived Award Change & Cancellation Fees
- Complimentary Drink & Snack
- oneworld Emerald Status