Redeem AAdvantage Miles For Five Star Service by American Airlines

Five Star Service is a premium service which is offered by American Airlines for passengers who have tickets for seats in a premium cabin aboard an airplane — but it was only available for purchase with money in the past…

Redeem AAdvantage Miles For Five Star Service by American Airlines

American Airlines Santiago to Miami

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

…but according to an e-mail message from American Airlines which was received earlier today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program has “made it even easier to elevate your experience when flying in any of our premium cabins. You can now redeem AAdvantage miles for Five Star Service at qualifying domestic airports.”

If you have a ticket in any of the premium cabins aboard the airplanes which are operated by American Airlines, you can purchase Five Star Service and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to Flagship First Check-In and the Admirals Club lounge
  • Priority boarding and re-accommodation status
  • Car service coordination

Costs for Five Star Service

Admirals Club Lounge Atlanta

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase Five Star Service — which is available at 16 airports in the United States and four international airports; but AAdvantage miles can only be redeemed for Five Star Service at 16 airports in the United States — for:

  • $350.00 or 35,000 AAdvantage miles for the first person
  • $100.00 or 10,000 AAdvantage miles per additional adult
  • $50.00 or 5,000 AAdvantage miles per child up to 17 years of age

Locations in the United States

Admirals Club Lounge Atlanta

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

The 16 airports in the United States at which you can purchase Five Star Service with either money or AAdvantage miles are:

  • Austin (AUS)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Nashville (BNA)
  • New York Kennedy (JFK)
  • New York LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Washington National (DCA)

International Locations Outside of the United States

The four international airports outside of the United States at which you can purchase Five Star Service with money only are:

  • Buenos Aires (EZE)
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
  • Sao Paolo (GRU)
  • Tokyo (HND)

Summary

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Admirals Club

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

American Airlines offers other luxury experiences for select passengers — such as Five Star Select, Five Star Private Departure, and Five Star Private Arrival — but AAdvantage miles cannot be redeemed for the purchase of any of them; and due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, none of them can currently be purchased anyway until further notice except for Five Star Service…

…and even then, Five Star Service may also have some temporary limitations — such as the temporary closure of Admirals Club lounges at some airports; so this is probably not a good time to purchase this luxury service.

I personally would not be interested in purchasing Five Star Service — or any of the other luxury services — offered by American Airlines, as the benefit which would interest me the most is access to an Admirals Club lounge…

…and for my opinion on access to an Admirals Club lounge, please read about my experience as a guest in one.

All photographs ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

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