How to calculate miles accrued when flying AA.

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Oneworldflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Nov 2011

Total posts 34

How to calculate miles accrued when flying AA. I’m QF Platinum but will be flying SYD - LAX - YYZ return in economy later this week and want to credit my miles to AA. I have no status with AA. Have searched their website extensively and cannot find a calculator / distance table, any advice on how to know the AA miles I'd accrue I'd be really grateful.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Use www.milecalc.com

It's very accurate.

If you've got specific sectors in mind, I can share with you based on historical data from my previous flights. I don't believe the distance is likely to change.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Hi TRB,

Formating links as you did to bypass our anti-spam screening system is strictly not permitted on AusBT.

Please be reminded of AusBT's published comment policy which applies to all users:

In order to reduce spam, we moderate comments that include links to other websites. If your comment contains such a link it will only be published once it has been approved.

As your link was to an appropriate website, your post has been edited to reflect the usual web format. If you'd have posted this link normally, it would have been approved relatively quickly, so please do so in future.

-Chris

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Sorry Chris, but the vetting process is not quick enough. It's annoying when you see there is a comment/response but see nothing there when you go in.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Thanks for the heads-up in that regard: we can ask our IT team to ensure the 'comment count' reflects only the number of published comments on AusBT 2.0, not published+pending.

However, we do approve appropriate links in comments whenever we have a spare moment as these are flagged quite prominently in our systems, so the rules of the site do still apply. :)

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Fair enough. Thanks for taking that feedback. 

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 336

One 'fiddly' way to do this is as follows:

1. Check your QF booking confirmation online to determine the Y booking code. This could be (Y, B, M, O etc) depending on what you paid and when ie. full economy, red e-deal, flexible Y etc).

2. Do a 'dummy' booking for SYD-LAX-YYZ return.

3. Choose the identical booking class on AA as shown on your QF booking.

4. The AA site will show the actual miles for each individual sector - and the earning rate that applies.

As you are crediting to AA (where you currently don't have status) I would consider it a wise idea to consider enrolling in the AA Challenge, if you are doing a lot of US travel and are seeking to establish status with AAdavntage. From memory, it is offered at USD$200.

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 336

Oops .. type too fast is never good. Point 2 should read:

2. Go to AA.com and choose 'Go to US site' on the opening page. Do a 'dummy' booking for SYD-LAX-YYZ return

Oneworldflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Nov 2011

Total posts 34

Thanks @TRB and @kimshep.  I should have mentioned I'm QF Plat but the booking is via AA (I want to earn some miles with AA in order to upgrade in the future).  AA recently moved to a revenue based milesage earning system (I believe), from what I can see, I will earn zero miles unless I pay $624 USD for their mileage multiplier.  Guess it makes more sense to just purchase a bunch of miles with their promo.  Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

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