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Frequent Flyer Benefits

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Be Recognized

As a oneworld traveler, satisfaction awaits you around the globe. Your AAdvantage status is recognized across all member airlines. And you are entitled to a range of benefits, which are provided according to the following oneworld tier levels, no matter which cabin class you are flying in:

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*Access to preferred or pre-reserved seating is in accordance with the individual policy of the oneworld member airline operating the flight. First and business class check-in desks and lounges are not available at all airports. Lounge access for Emerald and Sapphire tier members only. Fast track at security lanes and extra baggage allowance for Emerald members only. 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's flight number on your ticket). For information on oneworld, visit www.oneworld.com. Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, TAM Airlines and oneworld are trademarks of their respective companies. TAM Airlines (Paraguay) is currently not a part of oneworld. Some limitations and exceptions may apply. For more information, visit www.oneworld.com/lounges and www.oneworld.com/benefits.

Relax in more premium lounges around the world

If you are an AAdvantage Executive Platinum or Platinum member (equivalent to the oneworld Emerald or Sapphire tiers), or you are traveling in a First or Business Class cabin on any oneworld member airline, you can access more than 600 airport lounges throughout the world. This means you can relax or catch up with work in comfort and style before departure.

  • To be eligible, you must be departing on a flight that is both marketed and operated by a oneworld member airline.
  • Some lounges may get busy at peak times, and access to them may be restricted as a result.
  • A non-affiliated third party may operate some lounges on behalf of the individual airline. Access to some lounges operated by third parties on behalf of oneworld member airlines may be restricted at some times.
  • Arrivals lounges are excluded.
  • Spa and pre-flight dining facilities are excluded.
  • British Airways Concorde lounges are excluded.

Providing more than 600 lounges across the globe:

Find an Airport Lounge

oneworld lounge access for frequent flyers by tier status

Enjoy exclusive access to premium airport lounges around the world with AAdvantage Executive Platinum and Platinum status. Members of oneworld airline frequent flyer programs with the equivalent of oneworld Emerald or Sapphire tier status can use any lounge offered by any oneworld airline when departing on any flight marketed and operated by any oneworld member airline, regardless of cabin class being flown.

  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum (oneworld Emerald) tier members can use First Class, Business Class or frequent flyer lounges.
  • AAdvantage Platinum (oneworld Sapphire) tier members are welcome in Business Class* or frequent flyer lounges. *Does not include Qantas Domestic Business Lounges
  • Emerald and Sapphire members may invite one guest to join them in the lounge. The guest must also be traveling on a flight operated and marketed by a oneworld carrier.
  • You must be prepared to show your boarding pass and frequent flyer membership card, with oneworld Emerald or Sapphire tier status, to access a lounge.

The following exceptions apply:

  1. American Airlines and Qantas offer programs enabling customers to pay to gain access to their lounges. These programs are not part of the oneworld agreement, and members of these programs are not entitled to access lounges under the oneworld agreement.
  2. American Airlines AAdvantage® members, regardless of their tier status or class of travel, cannot access American Airlines lounges when traveling solely on North American flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. For more information, visit our Admirals Club page.
  3. Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold members, regardless of their oneworld tier status, cannot access Qantas Domestic Business Lounges.

oneworld lounge access for First Class or Business Class customers

Indulge yourself before departure in a wider range of airport lounges when you fly First Class or Business Class with any oneworld member airline.

  • Customers flying First or Business Class have access to the equivalent class of lounge regardless of their frequent flyer status. First Class passengers may use a Business Class or frequent flyer lounge if a First Class lounge is not available.
  • First Class passengers may invite one guest to join them in the lounge. The guest must also be traveling on a flight operated and marketed by a oneworld airline.

Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:

  • First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when traveling between an international long haul* and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa). (*a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than five hours)
  • Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
  • You must be prepared to show your boarding pass or itinerary showing travel in First or Business class on the international long haul flight, in order to access the lounge before your international short haul or domestic flight.

The following exception applies:

  • First and Business Class customers who do not hold Emerald or Sapphire tier status are not eligible to access American Airlines lounges when traveling on solely domestic flights within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean) other than the exception listed below:
  • Customers traveling in First or Business class on U.S. transcontinental flights between JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO and MIA-LAX (and vice-versa) are eligible for lounge access.

Fast Track through security

We know your time is precious and you would prefer to be in one of the more than 600 oneworld lounges rather than waiting in line at airport security. That is why, at select airports worldwide, oneworld Emerald frequent flyers (including AAdvantage Executive Platinum members) can access the "Fast Track" or 'Priority Lanes' at security check points no matter which cabin they are traveling in. See where this privilege is available.

Due to restrictions or local agreements with Security Fast Track facility operators, not all oneworld carriers are currently able to extend this benefit to all Emerald tier customers.

Earn AAdvantage Miles

To earn AAdvantage miles when you are flying with another oneworld member airline, you do not need to join a separate frequent flyer program. Simply give your AAdvantage number when you make your reservation or when you check in for your flight. After the flight, please allow up to 30 days for the AAdvantage miles to be automatically credited to your account, which you can view online at aa.com. To request missing miles, please complete the Request Flight Miles form.

The number of AAdvantage miles you can earn when flying oneworld member airlines depends on your fare class and which airline you're traveling on. To find out how many miles you can earn with each airline, view the individual airline page.

When flying on oneworld member airline, you can:

  • Earn base miles counting toward AAdvantage elite status
  • Earn class of service bonus miles
  • Earn Elite Status Bonus

Redeem AAdvantage Miles

When you're ready to redeem your miles for a travel award, oneworld brings you more options. In addition to the "oneworld & Other Airline Awards" which allow travel on all oneworld airlines as well as other AAdvantage participant airlines, customers needing to travel to multiple destinations with multiple stopovers on one trip can redeem an Explorer Award.

When flying on oneworld member airline, you can:

  • Earn base miles counting toward AAdvantage elite status
  • Earn class of service bonus miles
  • Earn Elite Status Bonus