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You may not know that American Airlines has a business rewards program, but AA’s Business Extra is a great way for businesses large and small to get credit for booking flights for employees. While allowing employees to earn their standard mileage credit, businesses get “points,” which can be redeemed for free flights, upgrades, lounge passes, lounge membership and even elite status.

And now businesses can score these rewards twice as fast on certain flights. Get double points on flights across the Atlantic and between Los Angeles (LAX) and Buenos Aires (EZE). But, in order to double your business’ earnings, you’ll first have to register for these promotions. Here are the details and how to register:

Transatlantic flights

  • Travel dates: Sept. 26 to Dec. 31, 2018
  • Ticket must originate in North American and terminate in Europe or originate in Europe and terminate in North America
  • Registration code and link: NA2EU18
  • Promotion is valid for travel on purchased, eligible, published-fare tickets on eligible flights booked in eligible fare classes for travel on flights operated by (1) American Airlines (2) British Airways, and (3) Iberia, and ticketed on American Airlines (001), British Airways (125), and Iberia (075) ticket stock. Promotion is also valid on purchased, eligible, published-fare tickets on eligible codeshare flights operated by Finnair, ticketed on American Airlines (001) ticket stock.
  • Full Terms and Conditions

Flights between LA and Buenos Aires

  • Travel dates: Aug. 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019
  • Registration code and link: LAXEZE18
  • Must fly on American Airlines; not valid on partners
  • Double points only for the LAX-EZE segment. The promotion doesn’t extend to connecting segments
  • Full Terms and Conditions

Business Extra’s standard earning rate is 1 point per $5 spent on base airfare plus carrier charges and fees. With this promotion, you’ll earn 2 points per $5 spent. As an example of what you can get and how fast you can get it, redemptions start at 300 points for an Admirals Club day pass. Through these promotions you can get one of these passes for just $750 in airfare spending. Or for $1,625 of spending, you’ll earn 650 points — enough for a one-segment upgrade anywhere in North America, including Hawaii and the Caribbean.

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Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, the 50,000 miles are worth $700. In addition, you can earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) toward elite status after spending $40,000 in a calendar year. As of July 23, 2017 this is the only card that offers Admirals Club lounge access so if you are an AA flyer this card might make sense for you.  Aside from lounge access the primary cardholder will receive a Global Entry application fee credit every 5 years, first checked bag free for up to 8 travel companions on domestic itineraries and a 25% discount on eligible in-flight purchases on American Airlines flights.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Admirals Club® membership for you and access for guests traveling with you
  • Complimentary Admirals Club® lounge access for authorized users
  • Earn 10,000 AAdvantage® Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) after you spend $40,000 in purchases within the year
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.74%-25.74%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer Fee
3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.
Recommended Credit
Excellent

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