AAdvantage® program updates

American Airlines aircraft

What’s coming in 2024

Exclusive AAdvantage® member benefits

In the coming months, you’ll enjoy more flexibility when flying on American as an AAdvantage® member.

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Basic Economy cancellation

Starting January 17, 2024, you can cancel non-refundable Basic Economy fare tickets on aa.com and receive a partial Trip Credit for a fee if:

  • Your trip is wholly within the 50 U.S. states
  • You booked American Airlines marketed and operated flights
  • You booked in the U.S. directly through American (aa.com, the app or American Airlines Reservations)
  • Travel hasn't started yet

Basic Economy tickets booked through a third party cannot be canceled for Trip Credit.

Basic Economy

Same-day standby

For travel on or after March 1, 2024, only AAdvantage® members* can stand by for an earlier flight. To request same-day standby, find your trip on aa.com or in the app starting 24 hours before your flight departure.

Keep in mind your new flight must:

  • Depart on the same day, from and to the same airports, as your original flight
  • Have the same number of stops, in the same airports, as your original flight
  • Be operated by American Airlines or American Eagle® carriers

Same-day travel

*Same-day standby will continue to be available to oneworld® status members, active U.S. military and Main Cabin Select customers.

Other benefits

Later in 2024, more travel benefits become exclusive to AAdvantage® members, including:

  • Extended Trip Credit: You’ll have 6 more months to use Trip Credit than non-members when canceling travel online.
  • Admirals Club® One-Day Passes: Only AAdvantage® members can buy One-Day Passes.
  • Flagship® Lounge Single Visit Passes: Buy a pass to enjoy our premium lounge.
  • 24-hour trip hold: Only members will be able to put flights on hold free of charge for up to 24 hours.

As an AAdvantage® member, you’ll also continue to enjoy benefits like boarding earlier with Group 6, exclusive access to American Airlines Vacations packages and more.

Learn more about Trip Credit

New upgrade benefits

Coming later this year, you can:

  • Earn miles on upgrades: Earn miles when you pay with cash to upgrade to a premium cabin.
  • Upgrade with our partners: You’ll be able to redeem miles for upgrades with more airline partners in 2024.
  • Manage systemwide upgrades: Request systemwide upgrades online.

For now, you can use your miles to upgrade to a higher cabin of service on Qantas.

Use miles on upgrades

New ways to redeem and get rewarded

New Loyalty Point Reward choices

Starting with the new qualification year on March 1, 2024, you can choose Loyalty Points toward AAdvantage® status as your reward choice. Loyalty Points become available at select Loyalty Point Reward levels:

  • 15,000 level: Choose 1,000 Loyalty Points
  • 175,000 level: Choose 5,000 Loyalty Points
  • 250,000 level: Choose 15,000 Loyalty Points per reward choice (2 available)

Loyalty Point Rewards

New Enhance with Miles opportunity

Coming soon: Dine in luxury at the airport when you redeem miles for Flagship® First Dining passes, available once you reach AAdvantage Platinum Pro® status.

Enhance with Miles

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