One of the benefits of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program is the ability to use your miles to upgrade your seat in-flight.
When can I upgrade with AAdvantage miles?
Upgrades with AAdvantage miles are available on eligible flights operated by American Airlines or American Eagle including and national airline partners including members of the Oneworld Alliance.
Upgrades are subject to availability, so it’s important to check availability before attempting the upgrade. Also, upgrades are only available on certain fare classes, so make sure you have an eligible fare in order to upgrade.
How do I get AAdvantage miles for in-flight upgrades?
You just need to follow this procedure:
– Step 1: Check your eligibility
To be eligible to upgrade with miles, you must be in a qualifying fare class and there must be availability for upgrades on your flight. Check your eligibility by logging into your AAdvantage account and searching for your flight.
– Step 2: Request an upgrade
If you are eligible for an upgrade, you can request it through your AAdvantage account. Simply click on the “Upgrade” button next to your flight reservation and select the number of miles you wish to use for the upgrade.
– Step 3: Wait for confirmation
It may take up to 72 hours from the time your request is submitted, and if your upgrade is not confirmed, your miles will be credited back to your account.
– Step 4: Enjoy your upgraded flight
If your upgrade is confirmed, you will be able to enjoy your upgraded flight. Keep in mind that upgrades are only available on certain flights and may not always be available, so it’s important to check availability before attempting an upgrade.
Improving your American Airlines flight experience can be a great way to make your long-haul trip more comfortable and enjoyable. Knowing the miles required to request an upgrade can save you time and help you better prepare for your trip.
American Airlines is one of the leading airlines that offers in-flight upgrades to its passengers, but do we know how many miles it takes to request an upgrade? Let’s take a look at the required miles chart:
|To / From||To / From||From Discount Economy / Premium Economy||From Full-Fare Economy / Premium Economy||From Discount Business||From Full-Fare Business|
|Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada||Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada||15,000 + $75||5,000||15,000 + $175||15,000|
|Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean*||Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean*||15,000 + $75||8,000||–Not available||15,000|
|Contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean*||Hawaii||15,000 + $175||8,000||–||15,000|
|North America**||Central America||15,000 + $75||8,000||–||15,000|
|North America**||Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname||15,000 + $150||8,000||–||15,000|
|North America**||Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay||25,000 + $350||15,000||25,000 + $550||25,000|
|North America**||Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China, Indian Subcontinent, Australia, New Zealand||25,000 + $350||15,000||25,000 + $550||25,000|
|North America**||Europe, Middle East, Africa||25,000 + $350||15,000||25,000 + $550||25,000|
Eligibility for upgrades with miles on partner airlines
Although the process for upgrading your experience on partner airlines with miles is similar to upgrading on AA, there are a few differences:
– Upgrades are subject to availability and the airlines in question may have different award tables and availability rules.
– Upgrades are only available to members who have purchased eligible fare classes, and not all fare classes are eligible for upgrades.
– Upgrades may require different numbers of miles, depending on carrier and route.
– Upgraded tickets will earn Award Miles based on the original booking class.
|To / From||To / From||Full-Fare Economy to Premium Economy**||Premium Economy** to Business||Full-Fare Economy to Business||Business to First|
|North America^||Africa (via Europe)||20,000||20,000||40,000||50,000|
|North America^||Indian Subcontinent / Middle East (via Europe)||20,000||20,000||40,000||50,000|
|Europe||Europe||–Not available||–Not available||10,000||20,000|
|Europe||Asia Region 1||22,500||22,500||45,000||55,000|
|Europe||Asia Region 2||17,500||17,500||35,000||45,000|
|Europe||Indian Subcontinent / Middle East (via Europe)||15,000||15,000||30,000||40,000|
|Europe||Central America / South America Region 1||–Not available||–Not available||35,000||45,000|
|Europe||South America Region 2||22,500||22,500||45,000||55,000|
|Asia Region 2||South Pacific||12,500||12,500||25,000||35,000|