American Airlines is the world’s largest airline, with the biggest fleet and highest revenue of any airline company in the world.
Knowing this, the fact that there are so many ways to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles shouldn’t be a surprise! You definitely will not be strapped for options with this program.
In this post, you’ll find out about the benefits associated with each of the available AAdvantage miles earning cards.
Even more extensively, you’ll learn about the many different partners and tactics you can use to maximize the number of miles you earn on each purchase, with or without your AAdvantage credit card.
When we’re finished, you’ll be set up to earn tons of AAdvantage miles in no time at all. Keep reading to find out how!
Table of Contents
- Sign up for an American Airlines AAdvantage Account
- Earning Miles Through Retail, Shopping, Dining, and More!
- Earning AAdvantage Miles Through Travel
- Specialty Earnings: Uncommon Ways To Earn AAdvantage Miles
- U.P. Pro Tips!
- In Conclusion
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide
Table of Contents
- Sign up for an American Airlines AAdvantage Account
- Earning Miles Through Retail, Shopping, Dining, and More!
- Earning AAdvantage Miles Through Travel
- Specialty Earnings: Uncommon Ways To Earn AAdvantage Miles
- U.P. Pro Tips!
- In Conclusion
Sign up for an American Airlines AAdvantage Account
Airline miles programs like AAdvantage differ from bank-established points programs (e.g., Amex Membership Rewards Points) because you do not need to have an affiliated credit card to start earning miles right away.
To start earning AAdvantage miles as soon as possible, simply create an account at aa.com.
Be sure to remember the unique AAdvantage miles account number they provide to you. You will use this frequently to earn miles in various ways through flight purchases, partnered businesses, and more.
All the ways to earn AAdvantage miles are outlined below.
1. American Airlines AAdvantage Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses
There are currently two credit card companies with American Airlines AAdvantage cards: Citi and Barclays. But you only need to worry about Citi—especially when we’re talking sign-up bonuses. In fact, Barclaycard no longer offers the cards for new sign ups.
American Airlines merged with US Airways in early 2015. With this merge, many aspects of the AAdvantage Miles program changed, including the credit cards used directly for earning miles.
After the merge, the US Airways Dividend miles program went away. Dividend miles, for the people who had them, turned into AAdvantage miles.
Additionally, the old US Airways Premier World Mastercard turned into a Barclays Aviator Red Mastercard that now earns AAdvantage miles.
I know all of this because it’s exactly what happened to me! I now earn AAdvantage miles with a Barclay Aviator Red Mastercard, which was sent to me to replace my old US Airways card.
Soon after, my Dividend miles turned into AAdvantage miles! The downside for everyone else is that there’s no way to get an Aviator card, unless you were issued one like I was as a result of the merger.
This means Citi is the only bank of the two taking new AAdvantage customers through a set of credit cards. Luckily, they offer some pretty big sign-up bonuses to help you earn tons of AAdvantage miles.
As such, I’ll focus on Citi / AAdvantage cards when I discuss methods for earning AAdvantage miles through credit cards in this post.
Citi offers the following credit cards for earning AAdvantage miles:
Thankfully, the sign-up bonuses are typically pretty substantial for these cards. This is good considering Citi does not offer bonus miles for adding authorized users or referring a friend to apply for any of these cards.
You can apply for these MasterCards listed above by following the links. Don’t forget to check out Brian’s post on Credit Cards and Credit Scores Explained to learn more about getting approved for Citi AAdvantage cards.
Everyday Credit Card Spending
You have a few different ways to earn AAdvantage miles through everyday spending. These opportunities are: category bonuses, the online shopping mall, miles dining programs, show ticket rewards, and big spend bonuses.
Some of these routes to earning miles are more superfluous than others, but I’ll let you decide for yourself what works best with your spending style! What I will do is outline the different types of earnings you can expect from each.
I’ll also describe any restrictions associated with obtaining certain bonus miles offers, and I’ll include some tips to help you get as many AAdvantage miles from them as possible.
2. Credit Card Category Bonuses
The category bonuses for Citi’s AAdvantage cards are fairly limited. Only the business card offers additional bonus categories besides the base 1 mile/$1 earnings on all purchases.
|Category||Applicable Credit Cards||Bonus miles|
|Office Supplies||CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard||2x|
|Telecommunications||CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard||2x|
|All other purchases||CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard||1x|
|Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard||1x|
|Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard||1x|
|Citi / AAdvantage Gold MasterCard||1x|
So, you’re in luck if you get the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard.
Office supply stores and telecommunication companies are included as business categories that earn you 2x miles for every $1 spent (see Other Travel Purchases below for information on car rental purchases).
Hot Tip: Lots of office supplies stores carry gift cards you can use to make purchases in other stores. Earn 2x miles when you use your CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard to purchase these gift cards in any office supply store. Just be careful of any gift card purchase fees, as these could add up and counteract the benefit of the extra miles.
Other than the business card categories, there are not many everyday spending options with these cards.
At least I can say all of the Citi AAdvantage cards, including the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard, will earn you 1 AAdvantage mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
Our article on Upgrade Your Earnings: How to Earn the Most Miles provides some general tips for earning points/miles.
As always, be sure to look into your card’s specific terms and conditions to be certain you will be getting the miles you deserve for the purchases you make.
Earning Miles Through Retail, Shopping, Dining, and More!
3. Yay! AAdvantage has an eShopping Portal!
Earning AAdvantage miles gets even easier when you have a shopping portal at your fingertips. Thankfully, American Airlines has a pretty good one called AAdvantage eShopping.
In the featured listing of stores above, you get an idea of the type of offers available. However, there are many more stores and offers from which to choose (over 850 to be exact!). You’ll see all of them if you navigate to the portal and then follow the link to “See All Offers.”
I especially love the Additional Offers & Coupons section on this page, which has a super helpful list of expiration dates for limited time coupon code offers. I’ve found some great deals by looking here every once in a while.
This shopping portal is very easy to use. Follow these steps before you begin shopping at a participating online store (or once you have a full cart and are ready to check out):
- Go to aadvantageeshopping.com.
- Sign into your AAdvantage account.
- Search for a product or store.
- Click on the store offer (e.g. Earn 3 miles/$).
- The next loaded screen should look something like this:
- Wait a few moments for the store’s website to load so you can begin shopping or finish checking out.
- Make sure you are still logged into the store through the portal before you head to checkout to be absolutely certain you will receive the extra miles.
If you follow the above steps, you’ll be on your way to maximizing the number of AAdvantage miles you can make on your online purchases!
Hot Tip: Look out for promotional periods and special offers during when extra miles will be granted to you for using the eShopping portal or shopping at specific online retailers. You can find these on AA.com or advertised in emails if you sign up in advance to receive them.
4. Sign Up for AAdvantage Miles Dining Program
The AAdvantage Miles Dining Program is awesome because you can earn miles for eating out at many of the restaurants you’d be going to anyway.
Follow these steps to maximize your earnings through this program:
- Go to aa.rewardsnetwork.com.
- Register your credit cards using “Add a card” in your account on the right-hand side.
- Use the location search at the top to identify participating restaurants near you.
- Start using your registered credit card at participating restaurants.
In the past, I’ve unexpectedly earned extra miles through this program on multiple occasions. I’d look at my account weeks after going to a new restaurant and realize I had extra miles added for the money I spent on a meal out.
I randomly earned up to 6 miles for every $1 spent on my dining experience simply by enrolling several credit cards with this program online ahead of time.
As a new member, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles after initially signing up. Simply navigate to the “Bonuses” tab at the top and choose the Welcome Bonus.
All you have to do is dine at three participating restaurants within 30 days and spend at least $30 at each. Finally, sign into your account each time and leave a review for all three restaurants at which you dined.
You should see the 2,000 miles posted to your account soon after.
Hot Tip: A secret to this is you can add any and all of your credit cards to the miles dining program—not just your AAdvantage cards. The only catch is your credit cards cannot already be enrolled with any other miles-earning dining programs. Otherwise, you are free to cross-breed points!
5. Rewards for Show Tickets
If you’re a theater nerd like me then you’ll love this option! If you sign up for Audience Rewards, you can earn up to 2,200 miles per ticket to various performances.
These include Broadway shows, off-Broadways shows, cabarets, operas, exhibitions, workshops, and more!
Simply enroll with your AAdvantage miles account number and find tickets for a show in a city near you. Participating cities are Chicago, Charlotte, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Jose, and Tucson.
Follow these steps to be sure you will receive bonus miles in your AAdvantage account for purchasing tickets through Audience Rewards:
- Go to aadvantage.audiencerewards.com.
- Make sure you are signed into your Audience Rewards account.
- In the pop-up window, link your Audience Rewards account with your AAdvantage account number (if you haven’t done so already).
- Search for and choose the show you would like to see in the city near you.
- Note the date of the performance covered by the bonus miles offer.
- Click “Buy now” and copy down the number appearing in the pop-up window.
- You will be redirected to an authorized ticket dealer website to purchase the tickets (e.g., Telecharge).
- Find tickets available within the bonus offer date period and purchase them using the number you received in the pop-up window.
Now you can enjoy the show and the extra miles in your AAdvantage account!
6. Only One Option for a Big Spend Bonus
Unfortunately, there are no AAdvantage credit cards offering “big spend” bonus miles, except for one card that offers elite status qualifying miles.
The Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard offers 10,000 elite status qualifying miles for reaching $40,000 in spending within each calendar year.
Elite qualifying miles are unlike regular miles, in that they help you earn elite status membership with American Airlines. This means you will have access to lots of perks associated with elite status levels.
Some of these perks involve additional ways to earn miles, which can help you get tons of regular AAdvantage miles very quickly!
For example, American Airlines states: “Executive Platinum and Platinum members will earn a 100% bonus and Gold members will earn a 25% bonus” of the base miles guaranteed on flight purchases.
Earning elite qualifying miles through the big spend bonus with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard will get you on your way to earning these elite status bonus miles.
7. Other Retail Purchases
Shower people in flowers, wine and other gifts! Or, if you love magazines, why not get a subscription to your favorite? The following are other ways to earn lots of AAdvantage miles through special retail partners.
|Company||Product or service||Bonus miles|
|FTD||Flowers, plants, gifts, & food||20 miles/$1 plus 100 miles|
|1-800-FLOWERS.COM||Flowers, plants, gifts, & food||15 miles/$1|
|Teleflora||Flowers, gift baskets||1,000 miles on every order|
|Vinesse Wine||Wine||2,500 miles on first shipment, then 5 miles/$1|
|Texture by Next Issue||New, first-time magazine subscription for at least one month of $14.99 Premium Plan.||2,000 miles|
Hot Tip: Check both the eShopping portal and the above company sites to see which store is offering the most miles. For example, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offered 9 miles/$1 through the eShopping portal at the time of writing this article. Meanwhile, you could get 15 miles/$1 on your 1-800-FLOWERS.COM purchase. Just make sure to enter your AAdvantage account number under Promotion Code in Payment Details.
Earning AAdvantage Miles Through Travel
8. Airfare & Airline Purchases
American Airlines is a part of the Oneworld alliance. This means you can earn AAdvantage miles by flying with any of their Oneworld partners in addition to several other airline partners.
Just use your AAdvantage account number when purchasing the tickets. Partners are listed on their website and in the image below:
9. All Airline Purchases
For all AAdvantage cards except the Citi / AAdvantage Gold MasterCard, you’ll earn 2 miles per $1 spent on American Airlines and US Airways purchases.
Purchases included in this offer include: any product or service purchased through AA.com and American Airlines airport and city ticket counters.
The following are purchases not included in this offer: Car rentals, hotel reservations, American Airlines Vacations packages, purchase of elite status boost or renewal, duty free purchases, and AA Cargo products and services.
Get your Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and enjoy a drink on your next flight!
10. Car Rentals and Other Transportation
As part of its bonus offer for business categories, the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard offers 2x points on car rentals.
In addition to this credit card offer, AA.com offers ways to earn even more AAdvantage miles through various car rental partners. See the table below to review the participating rental companies and their corresponding bonus miles offers.
|Rental Company||Miles||Rental Company||Miles||Rental Company||Miles|
|Alamo||50 per day||Europcar||50 per day||National||50 per day|
500 per rental (use K817100)
|ExecuCar||150 each way||Sixt||500 per rental|
|Budget||500 per rental (use UO72400)||GroundLink||200 each ride||SuperShuttle||50 each way|
|Carmel||Up to 100, plus 2 miles/$1||Hertz||1 mile/$1||Thrifty||50 per day|
|Dollar||50 per day|
Since Avis and Budget are considered “preferred” car rental partners, they will get you the most miles for each rental. Particularly, certain cardholders or elite status members can earn even more than 500 miles per rental.
If you are a Citi / AAdvantage or AAdvantage Aviator cardholder, you can earn 750 miles per Budget or Avis rental. If you are a Platinum or Gold AAdvantage member, you can earn 1,000 miles per Budget or Avis rental.
Finally, if you are an Executive Platinum status member, you can earn 1,250 miles per Budget or Avis rental. These are some excellent perks for being loyal in different ways to the American Airlines AAdvantage program!
11. Hotel Partnerships
American Airlines has tons of hotel partners with which you can earn extra miles for each night you stay.
Check out all hotel partners or look at the table below (with miles earnings included) to help you decide which hotel you might stay at next to earn bonus AAdvantage miles.
|Best Western||250||La Quinta Inns & Suites||250||Quorvus Collection
|Choice Hotels||250||Marriott Hotels||Up to 2 miles/$1||Radisson||500|
|Country Inns & Suites By Carlson||250||Melia Hotels International||Up to 500||Raffles Hotels & Resorts||500|
|Fairmont Hotels & Resorts||500||Millennium Hotels and Resorts||Up to 500||Rocketmiles||Up to 5,000|
|Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts||Up to 1,000||New Otani Hotels||500||Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts||500|
|Hilton Portfolio Hotels||1 mile/$1||Nikko Hotels International||500||Starwood Hotels||2 miles/$1|
|Hotel JAL City||500||Park Inn||250||Swissotel Hotels & Resorts||500|
|Hyatt||500||Park Plaza||500||WORLDHOTELS||Up to 2,000|
|InterContinental Hotels||Up to 2 miles/$1||PointsHound||Up to 6,000||Wyndham Hotel Group||2 miles/$1 or 500|
|Langham Hospitality Group||Up to 1,500||Preferred Hotel Group||500|
As you can see above, PointsHound has one of the largest bonus points offered. They advertise a chance at earning up to 6,000 miles per nightly stay. I haven’t had the opportunity to use them before, but I am certainly intrigued.
I have an upcoming trip to Bali, so I browsed their site and found 250 accommodation options available, from fancy five-star resorts (3,900 miles/night) to low-priced villas (200 miles/night). Excellent!
Hotel Partner Credit Cards
You can always sign up to the partner hotel credit cards and transfer your points as miles as well.
12. Booking Vacation Packages
Go to aavacations.com to search for great vacations combining flights, hotels, and/or car rentals and earn miles through your packaged purchase. There’s also a great list of resorts, spas, and all-inclusive hotels you can choose from.
Points earned from these packages vary depending on the combination, location, and dates you desire. Simply browse using the search engine and discover the possibilities!
13. Book Cruises Around the World
I’ve never been on a cruise before, but if I wanted to go I know I’d purchase a package that earned me extra miles. Check aa.cruises.com for the latest bonus offers on cruises to places like Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, and Hawaii.
Depending on the cruise line, destination, and dates you choose, you will earn varying bonus miles for your purchase—up to 50,000 miles! Wow!
Keep checking out the website because some cruise lines will offer the chance to earn between 10,000-50,000 additional AAdvantage miles on select cruises.
For instance, Regent Cruises held a special offer through October 31, 2015 advising people they could earn up to 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles.
To take advantage, customers just needed to call and make a reservation in any stateroom aboard select Regent Seven Seas cruises. Easy enough!
Specialty Earnings: Uncommon Ways To Earn AAdvantage Miles
American Airlines AAdvantage has tons of partnering companies offering unique ways to earn miles. In this section, I outline for you the various areas in which you can earn miles when making purchases with special partnering organizations and companies.
Here you’ll find some really diverse ways to earn! I’ll try to make it simple to understand what the best offers are and highlight some of my personal favorites.
14. Make a Donation
There’s a do-gooder in all of us, right? Even if you’re the prickly sort, don’t worry! This AAdvantage miles-earning option is all about giving to receive—receive miles, that is!
|Susan G. Komen||Raises funds to support a study of inflammatory breast cancer||10 miles/$1 donated|
|National Foundation for Cancer Research||Raises funds to support research to cure cancer||10 miles/$1 donated|
|United Service Organizations||USA women and men in uniform and their families||10 miles/$1 donated|
Follow the links provided in the above table and fill out the forms to donate and receive miles. Be sure to include your AAdvantage account number.
15. Home and Health
See below for some great ways to earn additional miles through services for your home and for your health.
|DIRECTV||Upgrade to television package from $29.99 per month||25,000 miles|
|Energy Plus||At least two months of active electricity (CT, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH and PA) or gas service (MD, NJ, NY and OH)||10,000 miles|
|Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+)||Home or away 24-hour medical transport and travel assistance||1,000 miles|
|Everything Energy||At least two months of active electricity service with promo code: XA0YNE||5,000 miles|
|Gexa Energy||If in Texas, at least two monthly billing cycles of electricity service||20,000 miles|
|Reliant||If in Texas, purchase Reliant Secure 24 plan||27,000 miles|
|Spafinder Wellness 365||Any treatment, service, or spa experience from thousands of locations||3 miles/$1|
A word of warning about some of these (particularly the electric companies): Do your homework before you make a deal.
The miles you earn may look tempting, but for some of these, the cost of the service and the terms for keeping it may outweigh your bonus miles earnings in the end.
Determine what makes the most financial sense for you in comparison to what you could be paying elsewhere.
From the list above, my favorite option is Spafinder. In checking this out, I learned it works similarly to the miles dining program.
You can search for spas in your area and earn bonus miles for purchasing gift certificates and spa treatments. You only need to enter your AAdvantage number at checkout to earn 3 miles for every $1 you spend on Spafinder.com.
16. Business Products and Financial Services
AAdvantage has tons of partners in the business and financial industry. Some of the products and services these companies offer will earn you extra miles when you digitally enter or verbally notify a sales agent of your AAdvantage miles number.
Many of these options offer multiple ways to earn miles through various products or services. I’ve picked out examples of the larger available offers and shared them in the chart below.
If you want, you can view every offer from each company on the AAdvantage website.
|Company||Product/Service||Example of Largest Bonus Miles Offer|
|American HomeMiles||Assistance when moving state-to-state with Allied, North American or Global Van Lines||5,000 miles|
|BankDirect||When you receive a full payroll direct deposit from your employer to your Mileage Checking account||10,000 miles|
|Fidelity||$100,000+ Brokerage Account deposit||50,000 miles|
|LifeLock||Enroll to safeguard your finances, credit, and more||7,000 miles|
|Miles From Home||Sell a home and earn on the sale and/or purchase price||2,000 miles for every $10,000 of sale|
|Network Solutions||Tech services, e.g., buy a five-page website, transfer a domain name, and more||1,000 bonus miles for each qualifying service purchased|
|PreFlight Airport Parking||Parking at the airport||1 mile for every $1 spent|
|Reward with Miles||Reward clients, customers, and employees with miles||Unknown (see link)|
|Wells Fargo Home Mortgage||Home financing||1,000 AAdvantage miles for every $10,000 you finance|
Definitely check the rates on these offers before signing up. Make sure the rates offered do not outweigh the miles benefits, as you may end up paying way more than you normally would just to get the extra miles!
Hot Tip: If you open a BankDirect Account, you can also refer your friends for a chance at an additional 1,000 AAdvantage miles. Submit your friend through BankDirect’s referral template on the Manage Your Account section of your online banking account. If your friend opens a BankDirect account too, you will both earn an extra 1,000 AAdvantage miles. Win-win! Don’t have a friend to refer?
17. Fill Out Surveys for Miles
American Airlines AAdvantage miles program is a participant in e-Rewards and e-Miles. These are online data collection companies where you can participate in marketing research and earn miles in return.
You can receive daily surveys by email or view them by logging into your account online. Usually they offer a certain dollar amount in e-Rewards/e-Miles currency for completing the survey.
I’ve earned as little as $0.10 and up to $15.00 for completing a single survey. As soon as you complete it, you’ll see your balance increase, and you can convert your balance into miles.
Hot Tip: Save up your e-Rewards/e-Miles currency for when you really need it. Use it to top up your AAdvantage miles account when you’re getting ready to purchase award flights on American Airlines. Alternatively, use this currency to keep your AAdvantage miles from expiring. Miles transfers from e-Rewards/e-Miles will keep your AAdvantage miles account active, which extends the expiration date on miles you’ve earned.
The above example from e-Rewards shows that once you accumulate as little as a $25, you have the option to turn this balance into 500 AAdvantage miles.
I’ve earned thousands of extra miles by leisurely filling out a few surveys a week. Easy as pie!
U.P. Pro Tips!
Here are some of our best ways to earn miles through AAdvantage.
18. Make Use of Starwood Preferred Guest Bonus Transfer Offers
If you have a Starwood Preferred Guest points account, then you could earn bonus miles simply for transferring some points to your AAdvantage account.
In the summer of 2015, the transfer ratio of Starwood points to AAdvantage miles was 1:1.5 when transferring in increments of 20,000 Starwood points.
|Loyalty Program||Credit Card Review||Application|
|Starwood Preferred Guest Loyalty Program||Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express||Apply Here >>|
|Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express||Apply Here >>|
19. Use Points.com To Transfer Points Into AAdvantage Miles
American Airlines is partnered with Points.com, a program in which you can transfer points/miles between various programs. Note that this is not usually a great choice, since the transfer rates are generally pretty awful.
However, it is useful if you would be closing out the origin program anyway, or you need a quick way to earn some AAdvantage points to keep them from expiring.
20. Earn Retention Bonuses
If you’re paying an annual fee for a credit card, it won’t always be worth keeping it around if you aren’t using it for much of your spending. In that case, you may want to cancel your card, and sometimes the banks will offer retention bonuses to stay on.
Call Citi using the number on the back of the card to see what they will offer you when you are ready to close your account. If they offer you a reasonable deal including additional miles, take it!
Recently, some folks with the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard have been offered statement credit and/or additional miles (up to 3,000 depending on the card) for keeping their card.
Those with the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard have been offered up to 10,000 miles for keeping their account open.
21. Buy Miles
Buying miles is the last way we’ll mention to earn points, although it isn’t the most popular. However, at certain times American Airlines will put out mileage bonuses when you purchase miles, and you can get decent value for the miles.
If the value of each mile you buy is less than the value of the miles you redeem, then you’ll come out ahead. For instance, if you purchase 20,000 miles at $400 (a $0.02 per mile value), then you will come out ahead if you redeem your miles for $0.021 or more.
Keep watch to see when American does their mileage bonuses; its usually around big holidays or shopping times!
There are an unbelievable number of ways to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles.
The credit cards offered may have limited miles-earning power, but the retail, travel, and specialty earning options provide numerous avenues for earning lots of miles.
I am especially a big fan of the AAdvantage Miles Dining program because I can earn so many extra miles on meals I would be purchasing at restaurants anyway!
Why not add a bunch of credit cards (even non-AAdvantage cards!) to my miles dining account before heading out to eat with friends? I’ve earned up to 6x the miles for every $1 spent on dining out this way.
What an easy way to earn extra miles!