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Elite Status Benefit Details

Mileage bonuses

Mileage bonus

AAdvantage® Executive Platinum and Platinum members receive a mileage bonus of 100%, and AAdvantage® Gold members receive a mileage bonus of 25% on the base or guaranteed minimum miles for eligible flights on:

  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle®
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express
  • US Airways Shuttle
  • oneworld®and select airline partners

Please visit our Elite Status Bonus page for more details.

Minimum mileage guarantee
Earn 500 minimum miles for flights under 500 flight miles on applicable routes.


Reservation assistance

Elite service desk access
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:

  • Reservations
  • Upgrade purchases and requests
  • Award claims
  • AAdvantage account inquiries
  • Customer service

Main Cabin Extra
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.

    Executive Platinum and Platinum members receive:
    • Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seating
    AAdvantage Gold members receive:
    • 50% discount when reserving a Main Cabin Extra seat in advance
    • Complimentary access within 24 hours of departure if seats are available

Preferred seats
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 those traveling with you in the same passenger reservation.   And although the benefit varies by carrier, you may also have access to preferred seating on oneworld member airlines.

Guaranteed Economy Class availability
As an Executive Platinum member, you and one companion may book full-fare Economy Class seats on sold-out American Airlines and American Eagle flights when you make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Please note that codeshare flights and flights to/from Venezuela are excluded.

Top priority when waitlisted for purchased First or Business Class
Executive Platinum members will be placed at the top of the waitlist for the next available seat if we are unable to confirm a First or Business Class seat on your preferred American Airlines flight. Please call at least 24 hours prior to flight departure for this service. If you have not received confirmation prior to your arrival at the airport, you may ask the airport agent to place you on the standby list.

Ticketing service charge waived
If you are an Executive Platinum member traveling on revenue or AAdvantage award tickets, the ticketing service charge is waived on tickets issued by American Airlines Reservations, an airport agent, or at one of our Travel Centers.


Airport benefits

Priority check-in and security screening lanes
Want a fast check-in? Use aa.com or our self-service kiosks when traveling on American.
In addition, we also offer the following options to assist with your travel:

  • Curbside check-in
  • Priority check-in area
    • Executive Platinum and Platinum members may check in at any First Class lane regardless of the class of service in which you are traveling on American Airlines
  • Gold members may check in at any Business Class lane. In airports without Business Class check-in, First Class check-in is available for you

After checking-in for your flight, we invite you to use our exclusive security screening lanes at select airports.

Flagship Check-In at London Heathrow
At London Heathrow airport, we invite our Executive Platinum members to use the exclusive Flagship Check-In area located in Zone H.  Visit our Flagship Check-In page to learn more.

Priority boarding
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:

  • Executive Platinum
  • Platinum and Gold
  • All other Priority customers

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! Visit our Priority Privileges page for more information.

Same-Day standby
As an Advantage elite status member, you have the option to standby at no charge for a different flight on the same day of travel when flying within and between:

  • The U.S.
  • Puerto Rico
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • International points in the Caribbean

Priority Baggage Delivery
Executive Platinum and Platinum members will receive Priority Baggage Delivery when checking baggage.

    Upon check in:
    • Your luggage will be tagged with branded Priority bag tags
    Upon arrival at your destination:
    • Your bags will be the first ones delivered to the baggage claim area

Visit our Priority Baggage Delivery page for more details.

Complimentary checked bags
For our elite status members, we will waive the checked bag charges and you will receive the following:

  • Executive Platinum members:
    • Three bags free of charge
  • Platinum members:
    • Two bags free of charge
  • Gold members*:
    • One bag free of charge

Please ensure that all bags are within current size and weight limits. This benefit applies when traveling in the Main Cabin on American Airlines:

  • Within the United States
  • For travel to and from certain locations in Europe to the United States
  • U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Baggage charges will also be waived for customers flying with you on the same reservation, excluding group reservations. To learn more, please visit our baggage page.

*For tickets issued prior to April 8, 2014, Gold members may continue to check two bags free of charge.

Admirals Club® membership discount
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.


oneworld Alliance benefits

When traveling on oneworld airlines, all AAdvantage elite status members are entitled to:

  • Priority check-in
  • Preferred seating
  • Priority standby
  • Wait listing

Executive Platinum members also receive:

  • Access to the First or Business Class lounges of all oneworld airlines on the day of travel when flying internationally,* as long as your continuing flight is marketed and operated by a oneworld airline
  • The option to check one additional bag for free or, if your ticket mentions a weight allowance, an extra 44 pounds when you fly eligible flights** on oneworld airlines

Platinum members receive:

  • Access to the Business Class lounges of all oneworld airlines on the day of travel when flying internationally,* as long as your continuing flight is marketed and operated by a oneworld airline

For the most up-to-date information about oneworld services and benefits, and a full listing of affiliate airlines, please visit oneworld.

*Lounge access is not available when travel is wholly within the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

**This benefit is not available on British Airways 'Hand Baggage Only' fares.

oneworld partner lounge access
Relax in more premium lounges around the world. To learn how, please visit the oneworld lounge access page.


AAdvantage Award travel benefits

AAdvantage Award processing charge waived
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.

Ticketing service charge waived
If you are an Executive Platinum member traveling on AAdvantage award tickets, the ticketing service charge is waived on tickets issued by American Airlines Reservations, an airport agent, or at one of our Travel Centers.

AAdvantage Award ticket change and reinstatement charges waived
Executive Platinum members enjoy the following waivers:

  • Charges associated with reinstating a fully unused award ticket that has not expired
  • Charges associated with a date change or change to an eligible origin or destination on a MileSAAver or AAnytime award if using miles from your account

Expanded Award seating availability
As an Executive Platinum member, you have exclusive access to additional MileSAAver award seating availability on American Airlines and American Eagle flights for you and one companion. While this is not a guarantee of available seating, it does provide more flexibility when you are traveling on a MileSAAver award. Please note that this option is only available by calling the Executive Platinum service desk.


Additional benefits

Complimentary food and drink in the Main Cabin
To enhance your travel in the Main Cabin on American and American Eagle flights, Executive Platinum members can enjoy:

  • A complimentary beverage from our standard alcoholic selections
  • A snack or meal where available

Participant companies
Some AAdvantage participant companies offer exclusive recognition and automatic mileage bonuses to Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members. Learn more about exclusive elite offers.

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