If someone came along and told you that you’re probably doing it all wrong- missing out on upgrades, elite status, free flights and additional benefits from American Airlines you’d have questions. The truth is- you really might be. Unbeknownst to many- Β like many other airlines, American Airlines has an extremely lucrative program in addition to it’s “AAdvantage” airline miles program, and you can score some awesome stuff…

It’s Called BusinessExtra, And Everyone Is A Business…

BusinessExtra is a program designed to incentivize corporate travel. Through the program- in addition to the airline miles you earn, you also earn completely separate business extra points. There are no hurdles in place to keep anyone from registering, since running a household is a business. Therefore, everyone flying American Airlines should take advantage of this excellent opportunity to earn increased perks. Why wouldn’t you?

The Benefits Can Be Extremely Lucrative…

BusinessExtra allows you to earn upgrades, elite status, Admiral Club membership, free flights in all cabins and other extremely useful flying opportunities. For example, a very small amount of points can unlock a one way upgrade certificate – good on any flights in the US, subject to availability. There was even a (free) sign up bonus last year, that instantly earned enough points for a one way domestic upgrade. The more points you earn- the better the opportunities become. International upgrade certificates, even those that can be used on discount economy tickets are up for grabs as well. And yeah, you really can get AAdvantage Gold elite status, getting you perks all year – or membership to American’s lounges, so you can unwind at the airport, even when flying economy.

Signing Up Is Easy, And You Should Absolutely Do It Today…

By adding your (new) BusinessExtra number to your reservations you’re earning extra points bringing extra benefits. Simply enter it in addition to your frequent flyer number, whenever you see the BusinessExtra/OnBusiness program box while booking. You still get all the miles and perks from your personal frequent flyer account, all while pooling points on your business account simultaneously. It’s a no brainer – with no downside. Aside from earning perks, having BusinessExtra on your reservation can even also be a tie breaker for upgrades, bumps and other things – since corporate customers get preferential treatment in many cases. Join here.