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How Much Are My American Airlines Miles Worth?

March 5, 2020
Loyalty Programs, Reward Optimization, Travel
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In the last few years, American Airlines has made a dizzying array of changes to its AAdvantage program. With new rules on how to earn and burn miles, it can be hard to know how much their miles are now worth.

The short answer is this: NerdWallet values American miles at 1 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data on hundreds of economy routes, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 1 cent or more in value from your American miles.

Use our calculator below to figure out how much your miles are worth based on this value.

Wondering what you can do with those miles? Check out our guide to redeeming AAdvantage miles, as well as some American Airlines award sweet spots to consider.

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