Take One American Airlines Flight, Get A Free Roundtrip (“Fly One, Get One”)

American Airlines has a small business program. It’s designed for companies that aren’t going to have corporate-level agreements with an airline that come with discounts or rebates. Instead they offer points redeemable for travel and services from the airline.

The good news is that even some of the smallest businesses can join and can ‘double dip’. The traveler earns frequent flyer miles as usual, and the company earns points in the separate Business ExtrAA program on top. Other airlines have similar programs like Delta (Sky Bonus) and United (Perks Plus).

I’ve used American’s program for my company to gift complimentary gold elite status, American Airlines Admirals Club members, and most often to redeem for confirmed one-segment domestic upgrades known as BXP1 certificates (which are now electronic and can be redeemed online).

Last month I wrote about several bonuses they were running to drum up business. There’s a new offer they have that’s really rich, but it requires traveling in the next two months.

Enroll at BusinessExtrAA.com using promo code 202KMM and then travel by June 30 and you earn enough points in the Business ExtrAA program for a free domestic roundtrip.

  • When you book at AA.com there’s a place to enter your Business ExtrAA number in the reservation. (Mine is saved to my profile so populates automatically.)

  • Or you can call to add it, or even add it post-travel.

What you earn is 2000 Business ExtrAA points, enough for a ‘PlanAhead’ award for roundtrip coach travel excluding transcon flights, BX1A. It books into the same (“T”) inventory as AAdvantage saver awards.

I’ve been saying we’ll start to see travel incentive programs investing in generous promotions, though frankly didn’t expect to see any this soon.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I have a small business and a Citi business credit card. Can the promotion only be used on business trips?

  2. @Gene – Agreed, given the reluctance of many to travel right now. Perhaps they feel that existing members will fly anyways. That may be true for some, but not necessarily on American.

    I recently flew Spirit for the 1st time and opted for that over an American flight due to price, location, and schedule differences (note: I did not need to check a bag). It was fine and exceeded expectations, a great sub 2 hour flight that I would not hesitate to fly again.

    Perhaps American and its Business Extra program should not take existing members for granted…

  3. Looking Back on memory lane I remember after 9-11 American ran a promotion take two round trips and fly anywhere in the world American flys for free
    Who knew those would be the good old days to travel after a sad event compared to now

  4. But only for new business Xtra sign-ups? Are they planning on running one for existing customers?

  5. @Ron you know it’s cheaper to check a bag then carry on. Also if you buy your ticket at the airport you save $40 r/t. I use to chase status with airlines and found it’s not worth it anymore. I can buy a $100 r/t to Vegas, Orlando, LAX, NYC on Spirit for $60 at the airport and upgrade to first class for $25-$50. Plus their fares to the Caribbean and South America are untouchable. Only thing that scares me With them is cancellations. Hasn’t happened to me yet but will cross that bridge when it comes. I used to to trash Spirt but now I find my self using them more and more. Spirt can be a bit scary with all the rules, but once you get it down it’s very simple. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with them.

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