Newsroom – Fewer Charges, Extra Flexibility: American Offering Extra Worth for AAdvantage Members in 2021

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines is expanding the AAdvantage® program for all members in 2021 by eliminating most award ticket fees and extending mileage.

American eliminates award ticket fees and extends the validity of miles

  • All AAdvantage® members can book an award ticket through any American Airlines channel with no award service fee.
  • Members will no longer pay a reinstatement fee if miles are re-deposited into their account when canceling an eligible award ticket.
  • The kilometers are valid until June 30, 2021.

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines is expanding the AAdvantage® program for all members in 2021 by eliminating most award ticket fees and extending mileage.

“Flexibility in travel has never been more important to our AAdvantage members,” said Rick Elieson, president of the AAdvantage program. “Our goal is to make travel as easy as possible and to offer you a loyalty program that suits your needs in our ever-changing world.”

Goodbye Award Ticket Fees

Beginning November 11th, AAdvantage members will no longer pay a service fee when booking an award ticket through reservations.

If travel plans change and members need to cancel an eligible award ticket, they will no longer pay a reinstatement fee to get their miles back into their AAdvantage account. When members cancel an award ticket on aa.com, miles can in most cases be redeemed immediately without lifting the handset.

These changes give members even more flexibility to redeem and reuse their miles in the most convenient way for them, be it through aa.com, the American mobile app, or by calling reservations.

Keep miles

Recognizing that some members need more time to keep their AAdvantage accounts active during the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), American has extended the post-mileage break to June 30, 2021. The AAdvantage program offers members a variety of ways to maintain account activity across flights, hotels, rental cars, and everyday activities such as shopping and dining.

As a reminder, our youngest AAdvantage members under the age of 21 do not expire miles.

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