Upgrade with miles on partner airlines

Enjoy a higher cabin of service

Use your AAdvantage miles to upgrade on American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia flights* for yourself or anyone you designate.

Upgrades are valid to the next cabin of service and are valid for a single one-way trip with a maximum of three segments. Upgrades are subject to capacity controls. Excluding award tickets, the following eligible fare types can be upgraded:

  • Full-Fare Economy with published fares booked in Y (excluding Military or Government fares) on American
  • Full-Fare Economy with published fares booked in Y or B on British Airways or Iberia
  • Premium Economy with published World Traveller Plus fares booked in W (unrestricted fares only) on British Airways. Doesn’t apply to Excursion fares.
  • Full-Fare Business with published fares booked in J, D or R on American and C, J, D or R on British Airways or Iberia
To / From To / From Full-Fare Economy to Premium Economy** Premium Economy** to Business Full-Fare Economy to Business Business to First
North America^ Europe 12,500 12,500 25,000 35,000
North America^ Africa (via Europe) 20,000 20,000 40,000 50,000
North America^ Indian Subcontinent / Middle East (via Europe) 20,000 20,000 40,000 50,000
Europe Europe Not available Not available 10,000 20,000
Europe Asia Region 1 22,500 22,500 45,000 55,000
Europe Asia Region 2 17,500 17,500 35,000 45,000
Europe South Pacific 30,000 30,000 60,000 70,000
Europe Africa 17,500 17,500 35,000 45,000
Europe Indian Subcontinent / Middle East (via Europe) 15,000 15,000 30,000 40,000
Europe Central America / South America Region 1 Not available Not available 35,000 45,000
Europe South America Region 2 22,500 22,500 45,000 55,000
Asia Region 2 South Pacific 12,500 12,500 25,000 35,000

*Includes travel on codeshare flights marketed by American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia and operated by any of the three carriers.

**Upgrades on British Airways from Economy Class are valid to Premium Economy where a Premium Economy Cabin exists.

^North America is defined as the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

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Taxes and carrier-imposed fees

  • Mileage upgrade award tickets are subject to applicable taxes and security fees and may incur additional taxes as a result of upgrading to a higher class cabin.
  • Upgrading from Economy Class to Business Class or First Class results in additional premium cabin taxes and carrier-imposed fees, including but not limited to flights originating in Great Britain and France.
  • If the ticket is priced in USD, the additional taxes and carrier-imposed fees will be converted to USD at the time of ticketing.
  • Please contact American Airlines Reservations to obtain applicable taxes and carrier-imposed fees for specific itineraries.

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