Earn and redeem miles with British Airways
Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on British Airways within Europe, and between Europe and:
- Central America
- Middle East
- South America
- South Pacific
- BA Cityflyer
- Sun-Air of Scandinavia
To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on British Airways marketed and operated flights as well as British Airways codeshare flights operated by oneworld® carriers and affiliates:
- Buy an eligible published fare ticket in an eligible booking code
- Fly an eligible route
On most flights marketed by partner airlines, you earn award miles based on a percentage of the flight distance and the fare class of your ticket. Specific flights, routes or cities that are excluded from earning miles or award travel are listed as exceptions if applicable.
Details for earning miles
|Cabin||Purchased fares booked in||Base miles||Cabin bonus||EQMs per mile flown||EQDs per mile flown||EQSs|
|Business||C, D, I, R||100%||25%||2.00||25%||1.00|
|Premium Economy||E, T||100%||– Not available||1.50||20%||1.00|
|Economy||Y, B||100%||– Not available||1.00||20%||1.00|
|Economy||H, K, L, M, N, S, V||50%||– Not available||1.00||10%||1.00|
|Economy||G, O, Q||25%||– Not available||0.50||5%||1.00|
If a purchased fare booking code is not listed in the tables, no Elite Qualifying Credits or award miles are earned. EQMs and EQDs are calculated based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code. Elite bonuses do not apply to EQMs or EQDs.
Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by British Airways will earn AAdvantage® award miles, Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs), Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) according to the American mileage accrual chart.
Travel embargo dates
There are currently no travel embargo dates on British Airways.
Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel on British Airways with oneworld® and partner airline awards which allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.
AAdvantage® elite status member benefits
Travel on British Airways and eligible affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® elite status membership. AAdvantage® elite status members receive additional benefits when traveling on British Airways.
Missing mileage credit
Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage® mileage to automatically post to your account.
To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on British Airways, complete the mileage request form.