Flight awards

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Flight award types

Enjoy access to destinations worldwide on American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia with three different flight award types:

PlanAhead awards


  • Round-trip travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines and American Eagle®

  • Limited seat availability and travel embargo dates

  • Change fees apply once ticketed

  • Awards start at 2,000 points

Anytime awards


  • Round-trip travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines and American Eagle®

  • Last seat availability and no inventory restrictions or travel embargo dates

  • No change fees

  • Awards start at 5,000 points

Partner awards


  • Round-trip travel on partner airlines British Airways and Iberia

  • Can be combined with both PlanAhead and Anytime awards, but must include at least one flight segment on British Airways or Iberia

  • Additional fees may apply

  • Awards start at 3,000 points

How to redeem points for flight awards

Redeem points for a flight award

Redeeming points for a flight award is a two step process.


  1. Search for the applicable award region, award type (PlanAhead, Anytime, or Partner), and cabin service from the award chart and select 'Redeem Now'. You'll receive a flight certificate via email. Watch a demo »

  2. Convert the flight certificate into travel online at business.aa.com Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines or by phone:

Redeem points directly for travel

Using American Airlines For Business, our booking tool for award redemption, a Business Extra Travel Manager can redeem points directly for travel and skip the certificate step. All online — no need to call.


  1. Log into businessextra.com

  2. Click Book Award Travel (upper right corner)

  3. Start booking

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