American Airlines goodies: free miles, free upgrades, half a free flight.

By now you’ve probably heard about the American Airlines AAdvantage Passport Challenge promo on Facebook. In case you haven’t, it takes about 10 minutes to earn an easy little windfall of miles (I earned 1,015).

There is also another lucrative offer floating around right now where you can earn a free upgrade on American, or get half the way to a free domestic (economy) flight! Here are the details…

How to get free miles.

To earn miles, you need to play the Passport Challenge game on Facebook.

I earned a total of 1,015 miles (I always use my “alternate” Facebook account for these types of promos because I don’t want to spam anyone! See my lovely photo at the top?)

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In the game, there are different ways to get “passport stamps,” which are worth various amounts.

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You can actually earn over 10,000 miles by playing this game, but the bigger payouts are for butt-in-seat flying. 😉

How to get a free upgrade, or half an economy ticket.

If you are still reading this, you are likely enrolled in the American Airlines AAdvantage loyalty (frequent flyer) program. However, what you may not know is that American Airlines operates another loyalty program called Business Extra. This is a program for small business owners. It’s free to join, and you can simultaneously earn miles in the AAdvantage program and credits in the Business Extra program.

The Business Extra program has a promo going on right now (until March 31, 2014) where you can earn 1,000 points just for enrolling! This is a great deal, because:

650 Business Extra points can be redeemed for a flight upgrade within North America, Hawaii and the Caribbean.

For 2,000 points, you can get a free economy flight within North America….so 1,000 points is halfway there!

You can see all of the possible awards here.

To get the 1,000 points, you do need to be referred by a current member who was targeted for the promo. I have a good friend who still has a few referrals to give out, so please email me ( if you are interested and I can connect you. You can also check out this FlyerTalk thread to find someone to give you a referral. (Update – all of my friend’s referral’s are spoken for at this point, but if you need one, or want one, please feel free to leave a message in the comments section below! Don’t leave your email address – I will go down the list in order and connect you when someone offers a referral. At this point, you would probably have more luck on the Flyertalk thread, however!)

Once you are a member, there are other benefits and discounts as well.

For more information on the program, click here.

I love these easy promos! Thanks, American!



  1. Hi,

    Thanks for this. I’ve already signed up for the business extra promotion using a friend’s link – do you know what fare buckets are eligible to upgrade using business extra points? Any chance you can use them to upgrade an existing avios or milesaver award? Thanks.

  2. I’d love a referral code if anyone has one available. Thanks!

  3. I need a referral if you know of one.

  4. Anyone have an extra referral? Pretty please!

  5. I would like a referral if anyone has any extra. I’ve also heard that at least two (three?) entries can be redeemed for the admirals club.

  6. Have you been given a value for the ‘beat your goal’ part of the AA Passport challenge yet?

  7. I’ve got a few referrals left to give away, can you help me connect with some of your readers?

    • Points Pixie says:

      Erik – I’ve connected you to the first two responders (Sean and Paul). Please let me know if you have more referrals and I will make more connections!

  8. if you already have Business Extra, you are not eligible?

  9. I would love a referral as well if there’s one.

  10. I could use a referal as well please. Thanks!

  11. Can anyone refer me for the program?

  12. Referral needed. Thanks.

  13. I could use a referral to help a little bit for my daughter who goes to college in the west coast. Thanks!

  14. Need a referral. Thank you!

  15. Referral link needed. Many thanks!

  16. Referral requested! – Thanks!

  17. Could someone send me a referral please? I would greatly appreciate it!

  18. Can anyone else help a brother out with a referral link? Thanks!

  19. George English says:

    I just started my small business and would love a referral if anyone has any left.


  20. Referral link needed if you have one please and thanks!

  21. Nick Cosmas says:

    I would love a referral if anyone still has one

  22. I could use a referral – thanks!

  23. I have some of the invites left to give out.

  24. I would like a referral please

  25. mcdullhk88 says:

    I have 3 referrals left to give out. Thanks.

  26. I would love a referral as well please. Thanks!

  27. Need a referral also, please.

  28. Would love a referral. Thank you!

  29. Farah Syed says:

    Hi would like a referral please

  30. would love a referral please.

  31. I’d love a referral if someone has one to spare!

  32. Would love a referral please thanks

  33. elemenopee says:

    I have 3 referrals left

  34. would love a referral please.

  35. Would love a referral. Thank you!

  36. I could use a referral if one’s available. Thanks!

  37. I would love a referral, if there are any left. Thanks!

  38. I’d also love a referral if there any left. Thanks!

  39. I’d like a referral if one’s available !

  40. I’d like a referral code if someone can connect me. Thanks!

  41. I would love a referral as well. Thanks.

  42. I would like a referral please.

  43. I would like a referral as well. Thanks in advance!

  44. Please pair me up with a code

  45. Referral please. Thank you.

  46. Ray Cheng says:

    May I also get a referral please? Thanks!

  47. Referral code, please and thank you!

  48. Would love a referral. Thanks in advance!

  49. A referral would be greatly appreciated – thanks!

  50. I sent my email to someone for a referral. Do they then send it to AA and then AA emails me?

  51. Paul Lustig says:

    Would love a referral.

  52. A referral code would be much appreciated if anyone has one available still. Advance thanks.

  53. elemenopee says:

    Still have one referral code left if anyone still needs one

  54. Points Pixie says:

    Elemenopee and Kathy – I just connected you.

    Rings – You are on the list! I suggest trying Flyertalk as well!

  55. Breakdown in order of assignment? Referral please and thank you!

  56. I would take an invite if you find out people with more!

  57. Need a referral. Thank you!

  58. Are there any more referrals out there?

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