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As an AAdvantage elite status member, you'll enjoy a world of perks and benefits designed to make your travel experience more enjoyable when traveling with American Airlines, oneworld member airlines and Alaska Airlines.
Qualify for AAdvantage elite status by earning Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) in a calendar year.
|Qualification*||AAdvantage Executive Platinum
*Members must fly at least 4 segments on American during the qualifying year to receive elite status.
|On American||Executive Platinum||Platinum||Gold|
|Flights 500 miles or less: Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades|
|Flights over 500 miles: Use earned or purchased 500-mile upgrades||Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades on flights over 500 miles|
|Upgrade one companion traveling with you on the same flight with 500-mile upgrades|
|Upgrades confirmed before departure
(as early as)
|100 hours||72 hours||24 hours|
Upgrades are valid on American marketed and operated flights, within and between the U.S. (including Hawaii) and between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Central America (based on availability). Upgrades are valid from the Main Cabin to the next class of service.
Gold and Platinum members will get four 500-mile upgrades for every 10,000 EQMs you earn during the membership year after you achieve status. Effective March 1, 2016, members will earn four 500-miles upgrades for every 12,500 EQMs earned during each membership year.
You’ll receive 4 systemwide upgrades when you qualify or re-qualify for Executive Platinum status, with the ability to earn up to 4 more for a total of 8 per year. Upgrades are valid, when available, for one-way travel on any American marketed and operated flight (up to 3 segments) and you can give them to anyone, even if you're not traveling with them.
|Elite mileage bonus||100%||100%||25%|
|Minimum mileage guarantee|
Executive Platinum and Platinum members will earn a 100% bonus and Gold members will earn a 25% bonus, based on the flight miles or minimum miles guaranteed, when traveling with:
Elite members will earn at least 500 miles for flights under 500 miles on American Airlines and American Eagle (including codeshare flights booked as an American Airlines flight number) and participating AAdvantage and oneworld airlines:
1LAN includes LAN Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru.
|Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding|
|Checked bag fee waived||3||2||1|
|Priority baggage delivery||Not available|
|Complimentary same-day standby|
|Complimentary same-day flight change||Not available||Not available|
|Discounted Admirals Club® membership|
Want a fast check-in? Check in online or with our self-service check-in machines when traveling with us. In addition, we also offer curbside check-in and priority check-in areas:
After checking-in for your flight, we invite you to use our exclusive security screening lanes at select airports.
You are among the first invited to board the plane as an AAdvantage elite status member. After our uniformed U.S. military and First/Business Class customers, you are welcomed to board as follows:
If you arrive late to the gate, you may bypass the General Boarding lines and enjoy the convenience of boarding anytime via the dedicated Priority boarding lane. Just show your boarding pass, and you'll be on your way!
The checked bag fees will be waived for all elite members and guests traveling on the same reservation (excluding group reservations) for travel in the Main Cabin on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines or marketed by American or American Eagle. The number of waived bag fees depends on your elite status.
Oversize or overweight bags may incur additional fees.
Executive Platinum and Platinum members' checked bags will be tagged as priority and be among the first bags delivered to the baggage claim area on American flights.
There's no charge for all elite members to standby for a different flight on the same day of travel when flying to/from:
Receive a special discounted price on an Admirals Club membership and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere for business or pleasure before, after, or between flights. To learn more, visit our Admirals Club page or call 1-800-237-7971 from the continental U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.
|Exclusive service desk|
|Complimentary preferred seats|
|Complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats||Within 24 hours of departure (50% off in advance)|
|Waived ticketing service charge||Not available||Not available|
|Guaranteed availability in the Main Cabin*||Not available||Not available|
|Waitlist priority for purchased First or Business Class||Not available||Not available|
|Complimentary alcoholic beverage and snack in the Main Cabin||Not available||Not available|
|Exclusive partner offers|
*Except on flights to/from Venezuela
To provide you with the personalized attention you deserve, each AAdvantage elite status level has its own service desk. Representatives are available to assist with:
As an AAdvantage elite status member, you have complimentary access to Preferred seats which have standard legroom and are more favorably located throughout the Main Cabin. We set aside a number of these seats on every flight for our premium customers and anyone traveling on full-fare Economy Class tickets. This benefit also applies to up to 8 passengers traveling with you in the same reservation.
Main Cabin Extra offers up to six inches of additional legroom to stretch out and relax. Located towards the front of the cabin, Main Cabin Extra seating allows easier boarding and deplaning.
This benefit also applies to up to 8 passengers traveling in the same reservation with you.
The ticketing service charge is waived on tickets issued by American Airlines Reservations, an airport agent, or at a Travel Center for Executive Platinum members and their companions booked in the same PNR. Companions travelling in separate PNRs must travel with the member on at least one of the segments in order for the charge to be waived.
Executive Platinum members and one companion can book a full-fare ticket in the Main Cabin on sold-out American Airlines and American Eagle flights when you make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance (except on codeshare flights and flights to/from Venezuela).
If we're unable to confirm a First or Business Class seat on your preferred American Airlines flight, Executive Platinum members will be placed on the top of the waitlist for the next available seat. Please call at least 24 hours prior to flight departure for this service. If you aren't confirmed before arriving at the airport, you can ask an agent to put you on the standby list.
Executive Platinum members traveling in the Main Cabin on board American Airlines and American Eagle can enjoy a complimentary beverage from our standard alcoholic beverage selections as well as one snack. The snack includes any food item on our menu.
Some AAdvantage participant companies offer exclusive recognition and automatic mileage bonuses to Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members.
|Award processing charge waived|
|Expanded award seat availability on American Airlines||Not available||Not available|
|AAdvantage award change and reinstatement charge waived||Not available||Not available|
|Special discounts on hotel and car awards|
When you request AAdvantage awards within 21 days of departure, AAdvantage award charges will be waived for Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold customers when using miles from their account.
Executive Platinum members and one companion have exclusive access to additional MileSAAver award seating on American Airlines and American Eagle flights. While this is not a guarantee of available seating, it does provide more flexibility when you are traveling on a MileSAAver award. Please call the Executive Platinum service desk to access this benefit.
Charges will be waived for Executive Platinum members when:
Elite status members receive special discounts on hotel and car awards.
|oneworld benefits*||Executive Platinum
|oneworld priority check-in and standby|
|oneworld priority boarding||Not available|
|oneworld priority security||Not available||Not available|
|oneworld partner lounge access**||First and Business Class and frequent flyer lounges||Business Class and frequent flyer lounges||Not available|
|oneworld extra bag allowance||Total of 3 bags on American||Not available||Not available|
*oneworld benefits are available only to passengers on scheduled flights that are both marketed and operated by a oneworld member airline (marketed means that there must be a oneworld member airline flight number on your ticket).
**Access to Qantas Domestic Business Lounges excluded. AAdvantage member access to American Airlines lounges excluded (regardless of status or class of service) if traveling within North America or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
|Alaska Airlines benefits||Executive Platinum||Platinum||Gold|
|Priority check-in and boarding (First Class or MVO)|
|Express security line at select airports||Not available|
|Preferred seating||Not available|
|Checked bag fee waived (first 2 bags)|