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Elite Status Member Benefits

AAdvantage® Elite Benefits Chart

As an AAdvantage elite status member, you will enjoy a world of perks and benefits designed to make your travel experience more enjoyable when traveling with American Airlines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, and oneworld member airlines.

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AAdvantage elite status member benefits for travel on American Airlines
and one
world member airlines

AAdvantage Status Executive Platinum Platinum Gold
oneworld® Status Emerald Sapphire Ruby
Qualification Levels (Read More)
To qualify for elite status, meet one or more of the following requirements within a calendar year 100,000 miles,
points or
100 segments
50,000 miles,
points or
60 segments
25,000 miles,
points or
30 segments
Upgrade Privileges (Read More)
500-Mile Upgrades*  
Unlimited complimentary upgrades
Complimentary upgrades on full-fare tickets
(booked in fare classes Y or B)
Upgrade window 100 hours 72 hours 24 hours
Companion upgrades
Earned upgrades
Systemwide upgrades
Mileage Bonuses (Read More)
100% Elite mileage bonus
25% Elite mileage bonus
Minimum mileage guarantee
Reservation Assistance (Read More)
Special service desk
Complimentary access to exclusive Preferred seats
Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra (revised access policy for Gold members effective March 1, 2014**)
Guaranteed economy class availabilityˆ  
Waitlist priority for purchased First or Business Class  
Waived ticketing service charge
Airport Benefits (Read More)
Priority check-in
FlagshipTM check-in at London Heathrow
Priority security screening lane
Priority boarding lane
Same-day standby
Priority baggage delivery  
Complimentary checked baggage allowance (3) (2) (1†)
oneworld alliance travel benefits
oneworld extra baggage allowance‡    
oneworld partner lounge access
Discounted Admirals Club® membership
AAdvantage Award Travel Benefits (Read More)
Waived AAdvantage award processing charge
Waived ticketing service charge
Waived AAdvantage award change and reinstatement charges
Expanded award seat availability
Special discounts on hotel and car awards
Additional Benefits (Read More)
Exclusive AAdvantage participant offers
Complimentary food and drink in the Main Cabin

*Valid for travel within/between the 50 U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda and between the U.S. and Central America.

**Gold members receive a 50% discount when reserving a Main Cabin Extra seat in advance, or can enjoy them complimentary within 24 hours of departure (if seats are available).

ˆFlights to/from Venezuela are excluded from this benefit as of November 1, 2013 until further notice.

†For tickets issued on or after April 8, 2014, for travel on or after that date, Gold members traveling on American Airlines operated flights are eligible for one free checked bag; for tickets issued prior to April 8, 2014, Gold members are eligible for two free checked bags.

‡As a benefit of the oneworld alliance, Executive Platinum members (oneworld Emerald) are entitled to one additional bag, for a total of three checked bags on American.

AAdvantage elite status member benefits for travel on US Airways
Effective January 7, 2014

BenefitsExecutive PlatinumPlatinumGold
Elite status bonus miles100%100%25%
Minimum mileage guarantee
Upgrades on eligible US Airways flights, when available, at check-in
First/Business class check-in
Priority through security
Priority boarding
Priority baggage delivery 
Complimentary access to Preferred seats
Complimentary checked bags (3) (2*) (1)
Move Up fee waiver (similar to American's Same Day Confirmed Flight Change)
Complimentary snack and alcoholic beverage in the Main Cabin    

*For tickets issued on or after April 23, 2014, for travel on or after that date, Platinum members traveling on US Airways operated flights are eligible for two free checked bags; for tickets issued prior to April 23, 2014, Platinum members are eligible for three free checked bags.

AAdvantage elite status member benefits with Alaska Airlines

BenefitsExecutive PlatinumPlatinumGold
Priority check-in and boarding (First Class or MVP Check-in)
Express security line at select airports 
Preferred seating 
Checked baggage fee waiver for first 2 bags