5 Free American Airline Lounge Passes for $5

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Via Frequent Flyer University, you can sign up for an American Airlines Business ExtrAA account and earn 500 bonus points (worth ~$5,000 in spending on AA tickets) by using code EAGLE500.

However, the terms of the registration page say that EAGLE500 offer has expired, and you need to complete 1 flight to get the 500 points, but you may be able to use FLYAA or others from this FlyerTalk thread.

Business ExtrAA is American Airlines loyalty program for small businesses and you earn loyalty points in addition to the miles earned on regular flights.

5 American Airline Club Passes

More importantly, Parag links to a 1,000 point offer from Vertical Response (an email list manager) which offers 1,000 bonus points after making a $5 purchase before May 31, 2012.

The 1,500 points you earn – 500 points you earn from signing up and the 1,000 points from spending $5 on Vertical Response can be redeemed for 5 American Airline club passes!

Here’s the award chart of the goodies which you can redeem Business ExtrAA points for.

It is only 2,000 points for a domestic award ticket, 2,400 for American Airlines Gold status, or 3,000 points for a 1 year membership in the American Airline lounge.

Bottom Line:  This offer is targeted, but it doesn’t hurt to sign up and spend $5 to see if you get the points.

(Hat Tip to Frequent Flyer University)


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38 responses to “5 Free American Airline Lounge Passes for $5

  1. Do you see any advantage in signing up for the business extra program from AA? I do have a small business and I was wondering if there were any advantages and whether those could be used in planning vacations.

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  3. I just signed up for the Business ExtrAA program. I already have an international flight booked, is there any way to add my Business ExtrAA number to that flight reservation? Thanks!

  4. Ditto to Chelle. I just signed up for both the 500 points deal and the 1,000 point deal and bought the $5 worth of credits. I have an AA flight to Belize in April. Can I add my AA Business #? Also, can I add my AA business # to my sister’s brother-in-law, and their 4 kids reservations? They are all on the same flights?

  5. I have a similar question to Rebecca, in that I also have a flight in March, to which I planned to credit the miles flown to AA. However, my flight is on Lan. Is there anything I can do to take advantage of the Business ExtrAA program in this situation?

  6. Where does it say you have to spend $5 to to earn the 1,000 bonus points? The link just says “To qualify for this bonus point offer, you must complete a qualifying purchase with VerticalResponse between January 26, 2012 and May 31, 2012” I do not see where qualifying purchase is explained. I do see you can purchase less than $5 in email credits though

    • @Alejandro – You can’t earn Business Extra points for LAN trips, but should be able to get AA credit for them.

      @AP – The email which is linked to on Frequent Flyer University indicates that the minimum purchase is $5.

  7. I tried code Eagle500 and it took. I read the terms and it says that the 500 mile credit won’t be awarded until after you have completed your first flight. Did this change or did it say this earlier?

    Thanks in advance!

  8. I just signed up using the FLYAA code but my AA business account did not show the 500 points. Do these usually post right away or does it take a little while for them to be credited?

    Hope this works out. I’ll update my post and let everyone know if it works. Thanks!

  9. What are the chances that I can get Business points on an AA flight I have coming up that I booked using Avios points? Zilch, eh?

    I signed up using FLYAA. I think the points take 6-8 weeks to post.

  10. is it a big deal if i don’t actually have a business? I was able to sign up for ExtrAA, and I signed up for the VerticalResponse, now I’m not sure what I’m supposed to spend $5 on?? Email Credits??

  11. Should I make a new AA number for myself to link to the ExtrAA program, or use my regular personal number?

  12. Hi Darius,
    I just signed up Business ExtraAA using EAGLE500 and Vertical Reponse, but I’m not sure the $5 spend on what? When will I see the points credit to my AA account? I’ve redeemed AA miles for my upcoming trip. Should I call and add my Business ExtraAA number for my flights?


    • @asfa – It takes weeks for the points to appear. And since FLYAA has been around for a while, I don’t know if it still works.

      @Anjum – You usually can’t get points for award bookings.

      @Adam – Use the pay as you go to buy $5.01 worth of email credit. At least that’s what I did!

      @KateFromCA – I used my personal AA number.

      @tsui – The points should post in 6 to 8 weeks after you spend $5 on Vertical Response. I used it to buy $5.01 worth of email credits. You also won’t earn points for award flights.

  13. Darius,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Are the points transferable or can my father signs up using my AA number?
    Is there an expiry date on the lounge passes?


  14. I have been using the Business ExtrAA program since 2010 and it’s a great little bonus. I already have company I use but email marketing, but I’m going to use Vertical Response to build a customer survey. Win – Win.

    As for some of your questions?

    -Yes you can add your number to flight you’ve already booked. Email – [email protected]
    -Yes you can add your number to travel you’ve flown recently. Simple explain that you’ve forgotten to add your Business Extra (I just did this for 5 flights). Email – [email protected] but don’t abuse this.
    -You can add your number to ANYONE’s flights! No need to prove they are your actual employees.

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  16. Hi Darius,
    I was curious whether you have looked at any of the Business ExtrAA cards and what you think about applying for/holding them given the benefits they provide?
    I fly mostly AA and am nearly a third of the way toward the Million Miler earn, so I’m interested in the best card to *hold* for reaping AA benefits. Since the Business ExtrAA accounts offer a double benefit earn from flights (Biz Ex points + AA miles), I was wondering whether I should try to find a card that will offer me the same from spending.


    For your convenience, a link to the advertised Business ExtrAA cards:

  17. So, I had to do a bit of research here Darius. I rang AMEX and apparently the Business ExtrAA cards are “corporate cards” (different from their “business cards”). According to the Corporate division at AMEX, in order for a company to be eligible, the minimum revenue requirement is $4M annually(!!). So it’s certainly not going to be a product for a start-up!
    Also, to answer your question, the earn rate appears to be something that’s determined on a case-by-case basis. The person I spoke to couldn’t give me an answer but suggested that I speak with a “corporate concierge” to “better assess [my] company’s needs.”
    Interesting, no? I guess that means, apart from promotions like this one from Vertical Response, and a few limited other options, the only way to earn Biz Ex Points is to fly. Pity.

    • @Hope – Thanks so much for digging this information out! I suspect that the $4 million requirement is why we haven’t heard of this card before! It is very interesting and sounds like the only way to get extra Biz Ex points is via flying.

  18. Did the points show up? Its exactly 8 weeks now and I haven’t seen anything being posted. Wondering if everyone has the same result before I call in to ask.

  19. Still don’t have the points. Any news on this?

  20. I emailed and received “unfortunately I do not show your account as one of the targeted members therefore your account does not qualify for the Bonus Points”

  21. I just received a call from a nice woman who told me that this was a targeted offer, and because I wasn’t targeted, I wouldn’t be receiving the points… BUT! If I or one of my employees fly on American by July 31st (I’m pretty sure that’s the date), they will credit the 1,000 points. Yay!

  22. I just received a phone call from a nice women as well! Too bad I won’t be traveling before July 31st off a trip paid for in cash.

  23. I too received the phone call telling me it was a targetted promotion but they would honor it if I fly american by July 31st…….

  24. I got the same call a few days ago. The timing sucks for me, I have two one-way tickets books (2 people going from A to B) and actually paid for it but have the return on SW using points. It’s an expensive route to buy the ticket back the other way…. decisions decisions.

  25. Just curious…since the date for the promotion ended some time ago, has anyone gotten points from this offer?