American Airlines (AA)






American Airlines Fare Chart


Columns are sortable. Last Update 01/17/2016
Fare Domestic Upg. International Upg. Base Miles EQM Class Bonus Mileage Description

A

First Class

First Class

100% 2.0 50%

Discounted fare. YUP- fares, RTW fares, SWU and Award Upgrades.

B

Yes

Yes

100% 1.5 No

Full-fare 2nd tier; usu. 3-day adv. purchase, generally unrestricted, typically refundable but check ticket details or validate online or with ticket agent.

C

NA

Business Upgrade

N/A N/A No

SWU, Award, and some Passenger Sales ('kiosk') Upgrades from Economy to Business. Upgrades from Economy to Business on international flights using certain travel agency certificates.

D

NA

Business Fare

100% 2.0 50%

Discounted Business, Round the World Explorer, or Y26nCUP fares

E

No

No

N/A N/A No

'Employee travelling on A12 (or A9 - family emergency). Also used to indicate seats available for Confirmed Flight Change within 12 hours of the flight (but passengers are rebooked in their existing inventory class).

F

First Class Fare

First Class

100% 3.0 50%

Full fare first class

G

Yes

Yes


100%

1.0

No

9th tier fare.  The mysterious G code on American is a federal government ticket. There are two government fares for all federal travelers, they are the YCA and -CA.  The -CA is the capacity controlled government fare (limited number of tickets per flight), which is much cheaper than the YCA and still allows for full refund.  This is the one that would be ticketed as G.

H

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No

3rd Tier, discounted economy Class with few restrictions.

I

NA

Business Class Fare

100% 2.0 25% Business group fare3rd tier fare. YnCUP-fares. Lots of conditions, but upgradeable as of October 6, 2009.

J

NA

Business Class Fare

100% 3.0 50% Full fare Business Class.

K

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No

4th tier economy; discount refundable changeable fare (e.g. K26d). Also, Military fares

L

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No

6th tier fare. RTW fares.

M

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No 5th tier fare. Visit Another Country fares (any carrier), Military fares.

N

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No 11th tier fare. Visit Another Country fares (alliance); Government and Military fares.

O

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No

12th tier fare. Web specials. Consolidator fare typically issued in Europe. Tickets between North America and Latin America booked in O are not eligible for elite status points

P

First Class Fare

First Class Fare

100% 2.0 50%

Premium transcontinental Flagship service. Domestic first class on 3-class flights. KUP- fares (formerly YUPP).

Q

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No 12th tier fare. Web specials. Consolidator fare typically issued in Europe. * 'North American' EXP and 500-mile Upgrades are OK.
R

NA

Business Class


100%

2.0

50%
Upgrade from coach using e-upgrades. EXP, 500-mile, and some Passenger Sales ('kiosk') Upgrades from Economy to Business on 3-class transcons and 2-class short-haul international flights (e.g., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America). Operational Upgrades.
S

Yes

Yes

  100% 1.0 No 10th tier fare. Transatlantic consolidator 2nd tier and package tours fares.

T

Coach Award

No

N/A N/A No Coach Award
U

NA

Business Class Award

N/A N/A No Award ticket
V

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No 8th tier fare. Bereavement fares (?), Transatlantic consolidator 1st tier.

W

Yes

Yes

100% 1.0 No 7th tier fare.
X

First Class Upgrade

Business Class Upgrade

N/A N/A No EXP and 500-mile Upgrades from Economy to First on 2-class domestic U.S. flights. Upgrades from Business to First on 3-class international flights using certain travel agency certificates. Operational Upgrades.
Y

Yes

Yes

100% 1.5 No 1st Tier, Full Fare unrestricted economy class

Z

First Class Award

NA

N/A N/A No Plan AAhead Award travel

*AA Elite members can upgrade only. Please keep in mind that AAdvantage Executive Platinum members receive complimentary upgrades on any eligible purchased published fare. AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members receive complimentary upgrades when buying full-fare economy class tickets (booked in Y or B, excluding military/government fares).

AA fare codes for economy class in this order: Y, B, H, K, M, V, Q, S, N, L, O

Fare codes sorted by type:

  • Coach excursion fares are: B, H, K, M, V, N, L, Q
  • Employees: E
  • Government: Y/L
  • Youth/student international: H/K
  • Military: H/M Promotional (e.g. VUSA - Visit USA): L
  • NetsAAvers: L
  • Bereavement: M
  • Consolidator: K, W, V, L, O
  • Air/sea: W, K
  • RTW: M (coach), D (business), A (first)

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