Want to know more about Dynamic Air Awards? Take a look at the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
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Dynamic Air awards are an enhancement to our existing flight award offerings, providing AAdvantage® elite status members with a range of flight redemption options below the AAnytime® award level. The amount of miles required for a Dynamic Air award is based on published fares, so award levels will vary as fares vary. MileSAAver® and AAnytime® awards are still available at AA.com.
Currently, we offer travel within the United States mainland
We currently offer travel only on U.S. mainland American Airlines, American Eagle or American Connection flights
Dynamic Air awards are currently offered for Economy Class only
Since AAdvantage miles were redeemed to purchase your itinerary, you will not earn AAdvantage miles or elite qualifying miles when traveling on a Dynamic Air award
Dynamic Air awards are not upgradeable
This product is currently being offered exclusively to our AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum® and AAdvantage Executive Platinum® elite status members
Yes, when required to enter information on the Traveler Information portion of the redemption booking process, simply enter the name of the family member or friend who will be traveling on the award ticket. Please note, Dynamic Air awards cannot be redeemed for unaccompanied minors (children traveling alone under the age of 12).
A security service fee will be collected on Dynamic Air award tickets. The $2.50 USD security service fee applies per boarding, with a maximum of two boardings ($5.00 USD) per one-way trip or four boardings ($10.00 USD) per round-trip. These charges must be paid with a credit card at time of booking
Yes, you will receive a confirmation email that contains your reservation details, followed by an email with your e-ticket
Miles are deducted immediately from your AAdvantage account once you click Purchase on the Payment Details page. Please allow up to 24 hours for the transaction to show in your mileage summary
No, there are no blackout dates for Dynamic Air awards. If there is an Economy Class seat available, it will display in the search results
Yes, you may cancel your Dynamic Air award booking. Dynamic Air awards are non-changeable, however, upon cancellation, you will have the option to re-deposit the AAdvantage miles into your account for a $150 charge. AAdvantage Executive Platinum® members will continue to be exempt from the reinstatement fee.
Dynamic Air awards are non-changeable. You may call AAdvantage Reservations with the option to cancel your reservation and re-deposit the AAdvantage miles into your account for a $150 charge. AAdvantage Executive Platinum® members will continue to be exempt from the reinstatement fee
AAdvantage members may redeem AAdvantage miles for Dynamic Air awards online only through the website at www.AA.com/DynamicAirAwards
At this time, we only accept credit cards with billing addresses within the U.S.
All AAdvantage miles used for payment must be deducted from a single AAdvantage account
Yes, the maximum number of AAdvantage miles required will be equal to, or less than, the equivalent Domestic AAnytime Award. For information regarding AAnytime award mileage requirements, click here
AAdvantage elite status members can book a Dynamic Air award for as few as 10,000 miles one-way or 20,000 miles round-trip
No, to book a MileSAAver or AAnytime award please go to AA.com or call the AAdvantage Reservations number on the back of your AAdvantage membership card
We recommend you check for MileSAAver availability on AA.com before booking a Dynamic Air award
Dynamic Air award reservations must be completed at the time of booking. We currently do not offer the ability to hold Dynamic Air award reservations
The amount of AAdvantage miles required for Dynamic Air awards is based on the underlying selling fare for the itinerary. Therefore, the number of AAdvantage miles required to redeem a Dynamic Air award will vary as fares vary
Special fares such as Senior, Infant, Child, Military, Government and Auto-Upgrade fares are not eligible for Dynamic Air award redemption. Other travel not eligible for Dynamic Air award redemption includes, but is not limited to, charter flights, group travel, vacation packages and travel purchased through a travel agent
No, unaccompanied minor bookings may not be made with Dynamic Air awards. Any booking made with a child under the age of 12 must include an adult traveler
Currently we do not offer the ability to use a combination of cash and miles as payment for Dynamic Air awards. Dynamic Air awards must be purchased entirely with miles. Applicable taxes and fees must be paid with a qualifying credit card
No, AAdvantage miles may be redeemed for any available published fare in Economy Class. If a seat is available for sale in Economy class, it can be purchased with AAdvantage miles
If you have to cancel your Dynamic Air award reservation and you choose to reinstate your miles for a fee, your miles will be reinstated to your account within 30 days
If you choose to reinstate your miles, any applicable taxes and fees will be returned to the original credit card within 2 billing cycles
When miles are redeemed from your AAdvantage account, an email notification will be sent to the primary email address stored in your account profile. You can also check your account online at AA.com
You will receive an email confirming your Dynamic Air award reservation. You can check-in for your Dynamic Air award reservation online at AA.com 24 hours prior to travel, or you may check-in at the airport using a self-service machine or airport ticket agent
Just as with any air travel on American Airlines or American Eagle, a Dynamic Air award reservation may be made up to 11 months in advance
Please call the number on the back of your AAdvantage membership card or AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880
Dynamic Air award reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to travel
Yes, upon reaching the Dynamic Air award homepage, enter your search criteria and select "One Way" as a search option
We currently do not offer multi-city itineraries, including stopovers and open-jaws, with the Dynamic Air award
Yes, along the left margin of the search results screen we offer the ability to filter by number of stops
Yes, upon reaching the search results screen, you have the ability to sort the results by departure time. By default, our results are sorted by price, with the lowest mileage requirement showing first
Yes, if you are traveling on a round-trip Dynamic Air award your return travel must commence within 30 days of your outbound flight.