Upgrade with miles

Enjoy a higher cabin of service

Use your AAdvantage miles to upgrade on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle 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 and Basic Economy fare tickets, the following eligible fare types can be upgraded:

  • Discount Economy with published fares booked in H,K,M,L,V,G,Q,N,O,S and Military or Government fares booked in Y
  • Full-Fare Economy with published fares booked in Y
  • Discount Premium Economy with published fares booked in P
  • Full-Fare Premium Economy with published fares booked in W
  • Discount Business with published fares booked in I
  • Full-Fare Business with published fares booked in J, D or R
To / From To / From From Discount Economy / Premium Economy From Full-Fare Economy / Premium Economy From Discount Business From Full-Fare Business
Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada 15,000 + $75 5,000 15,000 + $175 15,000
Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean* Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean* 15,000 + $75 8,000 Not available 15,000
Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean* Hawaii 15,000 + $175 8,000 15,000
North America^ Central America 15,000 + $75 8,000 15,000
North America^ Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Venezuela 15,000 + $150 8,000 15,000
North America^ Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay 25,000 + $350 15,000 25,000 + $550 25,000
North America^ Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand 25,000 + $350 15,000 25,000 + $550 25,000
North America^ Europe, Middle East 25,000 + $350 15,000 25,000 + $550 25,000

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

AAdvantage award processing

  • $75 for mileage upgrades requested less than 21 days prior to departure
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, Platinum or Gold members using miles from your account are exempt from the fee

Service charges may apply

Taxes and carrier-imposed fees:

  • Co-payment is inclusive of U.S. excise tax (where applicable).
  • If original ticket is purchased 2 or more days prior to departure and cancelled up to 24 hours from the time of ticket purchase, co-pay, miles and award processing fees are fully refundable. Outside of the 2 days/24-hour window, co-payment is non-refundable.
  • 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.

Mileage upgrade award reservations

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