San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

American Airlines is your gateway to more than 300 cities in over 50 countries.

Partnership changes

Alaska has grown a lot recently, by acquiring Virgin America, expanding to 118 cities, and growing our global partner network. With growth comes change, and starting January 1, 2018, Alaska and American Airlines will be making important updates to our partnership, though a lot will remain the same

What's not changing:

  • You'll still earn miles on domestic American Airlines flights with an Alaska Airlines (AS) flight number, and on all American international flights.
  • You'll still be able to redeem miles on American flights globally.
  • Alaska Lounge members can still access Admirals Club lounges when traveling on Alaska or American.

What is changing:

  • American Airlines domestic flights with an "AA" flight number will no longer earn Mileage Plan miles.
  • You'll no longer receive elite benefits when traveling on American Airlines after December 31, 2017.
  • Some award levels will be changing for travel booked in 2018.
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Earning on American Airlines

Base miles earned and class of service bonuses on American Airlines count toward Alaska Airlines elite status.

For flights taken May 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017:

Earnings table for flights taken on or after May 1, 2017
Cabin Class of service Base miles earned Class of service bonus
First Class F 100% 100%
First Class A 100% 50%
First Class X (upgrade) Earning is based on original booking class -
Business J 100% 100%
Business D, I 100% 50%
Business C, R (upgrade) Earning is based on original booking class -
Premium Economy W 100% 10%
Premium Economy P 100% -
Economy (Main Cabin) H, K, L, M, Y 100% -
Economy (Main Cabin) G, V 75% -
Economy (Main Cabin) N, S 50% -
Economy (Main Cabin) O, Q 25% -




For flights taken on or after January 1, 2018:

Base miles earned and class of service bonuses on eligible American-operated flights count toward Alaska Airlines elite status.


For domestic flights

To earn Mileage Plan miles on flights within the United States and Puerto Rico, American-operated flights must be marketed by Alaska Airlines. This includes American Airlines operated flights purchased as Alaska Airlines flights (AS) 4000-4799, 6000-6999, 8001-8199, or 8201-8999.

Base miles and class of service bonuses earned are based on the Alaska Airlines earning chart.

View the chart for earning miles on Alaska.


For international flights
Earnings table for flights taken on or after January 1, 2018
Cabin Class of service Base miles earned Class of service bonus
First Class F 100% 100%
First Class A 100% 50%
First Class X (upgrade) Earning is based on original booking class -
Business J 100% 100%
Business D, I 100% 50%
Business C, R (upgrade) Earning is based on original booking class -
Premium Economy W 100% 10%
Premium Economy P 100% -
Economy (Main Cabin) H, K, L, M, Y 100% -
Economy (Main Cabin) G, V 75% -
Economy (Main Cabin) N, S 50% -
Economy (Main Cabin) O, Q 25% -

Adding a Mileage Plan number to an existing reservation

Visit aa.com "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines."  or call American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300.





Changes for awards booked on or after January 1, 2018

Off-peak awards for Central America, South America, and Asia will no longer be available for booking.

Off-peak awards for Europe will be valid for travel January 10 - March 14, and November 1 - December 14.

Additionally, the following award level changes will take effect:

Award level changes for flights booked on or after January 1, 2018
Travel between
Continental US or Canada and:
Award type Book by
December 31, 2017
Book on or after
January 1, 2018
Continental US/Canada Business/First Class 32,500 25,000
Hawaii Business/First Class 47,500 40,000
Caribbean Business/First Class 30,000 27,500
Caribbean First Class 40,000 52,500
Mexico Business/First Class 30,000 27,500
Mexico First Class 40,000 52,500
Central America Business/First Class 30,000 27,500
Central America First Class 40,000 52,500
South America Zone 1 Coach 17,500 20,000
South America Zone 1 First Class 40,000 55,000
South America Zone 2 Business/First Class 50,000 57,500
South America Zone 2 First Class 62,500 85,000
Europe (Off-peak) Coach 20,000 22,500
Europe Business/First Class 50,000 57,500
Europe First Class 62,500 85,000
Asia Zone 1 Coach 32,500 35,000
Asia Zone 1 Business/First Class 50,000 60,000
Asia Zone 1 First Class 62,500 80,000
Asia Zone 2 Coach 35,000 37,500
Asia Zone 2 Business/First Class 55,000 70,000
Asia Zone 2 First Class 67,500 110,000

Award levels listed above are for one-way travel.

American's Business/First Class award is for First Class on a 2 cabin aircraft or Business Class on a 3 cabin aircraft. The First Class award is for First Class in a 3 cabin aircraft.

Asia Zone 1 awards include Japan, Korea and Mongolia. All other Asia travel is considered Zone 2.

South America Zone 2 includes Argentina, Brazil (excluding Manaus), Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. All other South America travel is considered Zone 1.


For awards booked through December 31, 2017, current award levels apply, even if travel takes place on or after January 1, 2018.


Book domestic travel at alaskaair.com

Earn miles traveling with American Airlines to destinations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Elite benefits changes

For travel on or after January 1, 2018, Mileage Plan elite level members will no longer receive elite partner benefits when traveling on American Airlines.

View elite partner benefits

Award travel on American Airlines

View our American Airlines award levels for the following destinations:

Continental U.S.
Canada
Asia
Europe
Hawaii
Mexico
Caribbean
Central America
South America

Some award levels are changing for flights booked on or after January 1, 2018. Learn more about our new award levels