Get to know Business Extra

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Business Extra is a travel loyalty program offering rewards to savvy companies with at least three employees who travel on American and our partners. There's no cost to join the program and members earn 1 point for every $5 spent* on qualifying flights on:

logos of American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, and Japan Airlines

And flights marketed (sold) by American:

logos of Finnair and Qantas

Flexible travel awards

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Points can be redeemed for over 60 travel awards, beginning as low as 100 points, and are valid for two years after the year they're earned. Companies have the freedom to use the points in many ways:

  • Offset the cost of future business travel

  • Recognize a valued employee or business associate

  • Energize employees while they travel with AAdvantage® status or Admirals Club® access

  • Do your part to offset the carbon emissions of your business travel with Cool Effect

  • Turn points into AAdvantage® miles that can be transferred to your travelers

Business Extra and the AAdvantage® program

Unlike most loyalty programs that benefit the individual customer, the Business Extra program allows the company purchasing the flights to earn points, while the employees continue to earn their AAdvantage® miles.

Already an AAdvantage® member? The Business Extra program is more of the same, but different. Here's a quick comparison of how members earn when they fly:

Program Currency Earned by Based on Sample award1
Business Extra


Company air
travel spend


Miles flown
+ fare purchased2

1 Economy round-trip Award within US48 and Canada. Comparison based on Business Extra award BX1A and AAdvantage® MileSAAver award. Subject to inventory availability.
2 AAdvantage® status members earn even more miles

Travel savings are waiting

If your company isn't yet a Business Extra member, they're leaving money on the table every time your employees travel for business. With the largest global network — including the most flights to top U.S. business destinations — American connects your company to the world. How many employees do you have in the air right now that could be earning your company rewards? Don't miss out any more — take a few minutes and join the program today.

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* Countries/regions in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda may be subject to different terms and conditions.