American Airlines Business Extra: Redeeming points just got easier

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Flight prices to a variety of domestic and international destinations

Within North America
PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Cabin of Service Points Award Code
Economy

Business / First 2 class cabin flights

First 3 class cabin flights

2000

 

3200

 

4800

BX1A

 

BX1B

 

BX1C

AAnytime

 

No availability restrictions, travel AAnytime!

Economy

Business / First 2 class cabin flights

First 3 class cabin flights

500

 

8000

 

12000

BX1D

 

BX1E

 

BX1F

Within North America (Between North American & Hawaii)
PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Economy

 

Business

3000

 

5400

BX2A

 

BX2B

 

Between North America & Caribbean
PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Coach

 

Business

2400

 

4800

BX3A

 

BX3B

AAnytime

 

No availability restrictions, travel AAnytime!

Economy

 

Business

6000

 

12000

BX3D

 

BX3E

 

Between North America & Central or South America
PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Economy

 

Business

3000

 

5400

BX4A

 

BX4B

 

AAnytime

 

No availability restrictions, travel AAnytime!

Coach

 

Business

7500

 

13500

BX4D

 

BX4E

 

PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Economy

Business

First

4400

7200

10000

BX5A

BX5B

BX5C

 

AAnytime

 

No availability restrictions, travel AAnytime!

Economy

 

Business

 

First

4400

 

7200

 

10000

BX5A

 

BX5B

 

BX5C

 

Between North America & Europe
PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Economy

 

Business

 

First

4400

 

7200

 

10000

BX6A

 

BX6B

 

BX6C

 

AAnytime

 

No availability restrictions, travel AAnytime!

Economy

 

Business

 

First

11000

 

18000

 

25000

BX6D

 

BX6E

 

BX6F

 

Between North America & Japan or China or South Korea
PlanAAhead

Travel for fewer points (limited availability)

Economy

 

Business

 

First

4400

 

7200

 

10000

BX7A

 

BX7B

 

BX7C

 

AAnytime

 

No availability restrictions, travel AAnytime

Economy

 

Business

 

First

11000

 

18000

 

25000

BX7D

 

BX7E

 

BX7F

 

 

How to redeem Business Extra points

Once you’ve accumulated enough Business Extra points, you can redeem them for free flights, flight upgrades, lounge passes, and even elite status. Or you can donate your points to nonprofits, small businesses, or minority businesses.

Use points for free flights

There are three types of Award tickets: Plan Ahead, Anytime and Partner awards. Each has its own price range. The Plan Ahead Awards save space and are the cheapest with flights of 1400 points or more.

For a complete list of award flight prices and options, see the page available on the Business Extra website. All award flights are calculated as a return flight. You can redeem points for one-way flights, but they cost the price of a round trip. You cannot use the return flight on a future flight.

The other option for redeeming flights is to redeem points for reward certificates. These certificates are valid for one year. With the certificate, you can book flights up to 330 days in advance. This makes these certificates the way to go if you need to redeem expiring points but don’t know when you will be traveling.

If you need to change or cancel your flight, you can do so free of charge for the first five days after ticket issuance. Thereafter, a point recovery fee of $ 150 is charged for the first certificate and an additional $ 25 for each additional certificate in the same transaction.

In general, Elite Upgrade Certificates cannot be applied to Business Extra flights. However, Senior Executive Platinum and Concierge Key members can request 500 mile upgrades on qualifying flights.

Redeem Business Extra points for upgrades

National Upgrade Awards (identified by code BXP1) are popular due to their low cost and the ability to apply this upgrade to flights such as AA Business Class flights from coast to coast and to Hawaii. However, for bookings in the cheapest fare classes (code B, N, O, Q or S), no national or international upgrade certificate applies.

Upgrades can only be used after ticket issuance, require upgrade storage, and are valid for one year after issuance.

Redeem Business Extra points for lounge passes

Business Extra members can redeem 300 points for a one-day Admirals Club pass or 3300 points for a one-year Admirals Club membership.

When you redeem points for lounge passes, you must specify which traveler will use them. Passes are not transferable.

Redeem Business Extra points for elite status

Members can even redeem points to earn elite status. Your company can redeem 3,200 Business Extra points to give someone AAdvantage Gold Elite status.

Gold status includes free checked baggage on American Airlines flights, a 24 hour upgrade period, free upgrades on flights under 500 miles, 40% bonus miles on flights, free main cabin seats at check-in as well as free preferred seats.

Give points to your loved ones

Business Extra has added a new redemption option: Donate Points. Business Extra points can now be awarded to nonprofits, small businesses or minority businesses.

The American Airlines Business Extra program is a great way for small businesses to earn business travel rewards. With rewards ranging from a free lounge pass to free flights worldwide, the program is a reward for companies of all travel levels.

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