American Airlines has a program for small businesses that allows them to earn points for travel by their employees that can be later turned into awards.
There will be changes to Business Extra that are effective for existing members on January 1, 2023, and new ones immediately.
You can access Business Extra here.
- Minimum three individual travelers
- Minimum $5,000 in qualifying activity in the previous 12 months to redeem points:
- New option to turn Business Extra points into AAdvantage miles + Gold or Platinum status
Here’s the email:
Business Extra points to AAdvantage miles conversions:
You can convert Business Extra points to miles at a 1:6 ratio.
For example, AAdvantage Gold status costs 3,200 points and Platinum 6,600.
I have credited some random worldwide ticket flights to American Airlines Business Extra (they can be American Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines, or Iberia flights) and just emptied the points to miles.
Crediting the tickets to Business Extra is a major PITA. You need to manually input each ticket and flight numbers that are time-consuming, and I have surely forgotten quite a few.