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buyAAmiles®, giftAAmiles(sm) and shareAAmiles® programs' Terms & Conditions
Thank you for visiting the AAdvantage Program's buyAAmiles® / giftAAmiles(sm) / shareAAmiles® program's website that is powered by The services provided on this site are subject to the following Terms and Conditions.
By completing and submitting the buyAAmiles / giftAAmiles / shareAAmiles program purchase form or by providing your credit card number for the purchase of AAdvantage Miles, you acknowledge and accept the Terms and Conditions stated herein, as such Terms and Conditions may change, from time to time.
As a Member, you acknowledge and accept that the purchase and use of AAdvantage Miles are subject to the rules, regulations, terms and conditions of the AAdvantage Program, published from time-to-time, and available at AAdvantage Program rules, regulations, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
American Airlines reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to approve or disapprove the participation of any AAdvantage Member ("Member") in the AAdvantage Program's buyAAmiles® / giftAAmiles(sm) / shareAAmiles® programs.
Each AAdvantage member is limited to receiving, in a calendar year, a combined total of no more than forty thousand (40,000) AAdvantage miles. Miles purchased through the buyAAmiles program or received as a gift through the giftAAmiles program both count against this total. Using the shareAAmiles program, each AAdvantage member is limited to receiving no more than fifteen thousand (15,000) AAdvantage miles, and may transfer no more than sixty thousand (60,000) AAdvantage miles out of their AAdvantage account in a calendar year. Any AAdvantage miles purchased or transfered in excess of such amount will not be posted to the member's account, regardless whether payment has been remitted for such AAdvantage miles, and American Airlines has no obligation to reimburse such remitted amounts.
All AAdvantage Miles are sold in US dollars.
Allow 72 hours for the AAdvantage Miles purchased under the buyAAmiles or giftAAmiles programs to be posted to your AAdvantage account. Allow 7 days for the AAdvantage Miles transferred under the shareAAmiles program to be posted to the recipient's AAdvantage account. You can check your balance online by logging on to You may check the status of your transaction at any time at Transaction Search.
Your submission of a buyAAmiles or giftAAmiles purchase, or a shareAAmiles transfer form authorizes American Airlines, or its agent, to charge the credit card that you provided, for the number of Miles purchased by such AAdvantage Member. All charges for purchases and related handling fees for AAdvantage Miles purchased through this website should appear on your monthly credit card statement. In the event of any mileage or financial discrepancy, payment calculations under shall be based upon data maintained by American or its agent.
ALL AMOUNTS CHARGED TO MEMBERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF MILES INCLUDE U.S. FEDERAL EXCISE TAX (CURRENTLY SEVEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (7.5%) AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) AND A USD $30 PER TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE. American will remit excise tax to the U.S. Government on behalf of the Member. All amounts paid by the Member under this Agreement are exclusive of sales, use or privilege taxes, or tax-like charges, fees or similar liabilities. ALL AMOUNTS CHARGED TO MEMBERS FOR THE TRANSFER OF MILES INCLUDE A USD $30 PER TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE. GST applies to residents of Canada.
The sale, barter, gift or assignment by Members of AAdvantage Miles, mileage awards or other benefits is expressly prohibited. All Miles purchased under the buyAAmiles or giftAAmiles programs are non-refundable. All transfer fees for Miles transferred using the shareAAmiles program are non-refundable.
Any improper usage or misuse of AAdvantage Miles shall be grounds for immediate confiscation and forfeiture of such Miles, and may be grounds for the forfeiture of all Miles in the Member's account and the Member's ejection from the AAdvantage Program.
The AAdvantage Miles purchased through the buyAAmiles or giftAAmiles programs, or transfered through the shareAAmiles program will not expire, provided the person receiving miles earn or redeem miles at least once every eighteen (18) months.
The website is managed by and all online purchases of AAdvantage Miles are processed by American Airlines reserves the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to manage the website and/or process Members' online purchases, or to use any other service provider to do so.
Please review our other policies. -Privacy and Legal Information- found on this site. These policies also govern your visit to this site. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms and Conditions at any time. In particular, we reserve the right to change the price and other terms and conditions relating to the purchase of miles on this website, or discontinue offering such miles, without prior notice. If any of the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or unenforceable, such term or condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
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