FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines’ popular buyAAmilessm and giftAAmilessm programs are now available to AAdvantage® Travel Awards Program members worldwide. Previously, only AAdvantage members in the United States and Canada could purchase frequent-flier miles online for themselves, friends and family members, quickly and conveniently through the two programs. “Since the buyAAmiles and giftAAmiles programs began last year, thousands of members in the U.S. and Canada have taken advantage of the opportunity to purchase miles,” said Ed French, president - AAdvantage Marketing Programs. “We fully expect the popularity of these two programs to grow further, now that AAdvantage members all over the world can purchase miles online.”
Using the buyAAmiles program, AAdvantage members may purchase up to 15,000 miles per calendar year for their AAdvantage account. Members can go to www.aa.com/memberguide, then select the “purchase miles” link to access the buyAAmiles program, or go directly to buyaamiles.points.com.
The giftAAmiles program is a unique way for AAdvantage members to give the gift of travel and other rewards. Each member may receive up to 15,000 AAdvantage miles as a gift. These miles are in addition to the miles a member may purchase through the buyAAmiles program. The giftAAmiles program can also be accessed in the same manner on AA.com.
AAdvantage miles are sold through the buyAAmiles program and the giftAAmiles program at the rate of 2.75 cents per mile USD, plus applicable taxes and fees for purchases up to 5,000 miles, and 2.5 cents per mile USD plus applicable taxes and fees for purchases between 6,000 and 15,000 miles. Purchases can be made in 1,000 mile increments and are posted to the AAdvantage account within 72 hours. Each transaction incurs a $25 USD processing fee.
Both the buyAAmiles and the giftAAmiles programs are another way for AAdvantage members worldwide to quickly add miles to their accounts and reach the awards they desire.
The programs are powered by technology developed by Points.com. In addition to the buyAAmiles and the giftAAmiles programs, AAdvantage members may also exchange frequent-flier miles and points from other loyalty programs for AAdvantage miles at Points.com.
American’s AAdvantage Travel Awards Program - the first and largest of its kind - began in 1981 with 283,000 members and has grown to more than 44 million members worldwide. The AAdvantage program has more U.S. fliers than any other frequent traveler program, and it provides more opportunities to redeem miles than any other program.
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American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. Together with its regional affiliates American Eagle and AmericanConnection, American serves more than 250 cities in 41 countries and territories with approximately 4,400 daily flights.