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.