How to earn points

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In the air

The easiest way to earn points is to fly. As a member, your company earns Business Extra points for employees' travel on American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Iberia and Japan Airlines, and points are also earned on select flights* operated by Finnair and Qantas Airways.

Promotional offers

To accelerate your company's earning power and get to your next award faster, Business Extra offers bonus point flight and partner promotions. Stay in the know by visiting the Special Offers page, your monthly Account Summary email or by opting in for promotional emails.

How earning points works

One Business Extra point for
every $5 in eligible flight spend**.

$5 = 1pt

Enter your company's
annual air spend:



= 200
points per year

For a full list of redemption options, see the award chart »

More ways to earn

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American Airlines Cargo

Your company can also earn Business Extra points if it's an approved AACargoSM shipper and you use Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines to book at least 5% of your shipments. For complete details on how to earn points for shipping with American, visit Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines

Spread the word

In order to earn, your company's Business Extra account number needs to be included in every reservation, no matter how travel is booked. So socializing the account number with your team is crucial to ensure earning happens with every flight. Visit the education center to learn how easy it is for employees, travel managers and travel agencies to add the number.

Customer spotlight

Our employees earn miles while our business gets points. Everybody's a winner.

— Greg and Elisa Mohr
Gondola Adventures
Business Extra member since 2005

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Earning points Q & A

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* Purchased from and ticketed by American (AA* flights on 001 ticket stock)
**Countries/regions in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda may be subject to different terms and conditions.
*** Within North America excluding U.S. Transcontinental
**** Flights taken prior to enrollment in the Business Extra program are not eligible for flight credit.