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Elite Status Member Benefits on US Airways

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

Please visit aa.com/elitestatusbonus for more details.

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

Upgrade on US Airways at check-in
Until we integrate our programs, you may upgrade to First Class on US Airways at the time of check-in, if seats are available. If available, an upgrade option will be presented at check-in for travel on US Airways-operated flights within and between:

  • U.S. (excluding Hawaii)
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Bahamas
  • Caribbean
  • Bermuda
  • Central America

Offered via the following channels:

  • usairways.com
  • US Airways app
  • US Airways mobile website
  • US Airways self-service kiosks
  • US Airways airport agents
  • US Airways club agents

Upgrades will be provided on a first come, first served basis, and if a seat is not available, you can choose to add yourself to the upgrade standby list.

To secure an upgrade, all travelers in the reservation will need to agree to the upgrade options as presented at check-in. If you are traveling on a mixed itinerary and are checking in with American, but connecting to a US Airways flight, please see a US Airways agent to assist with the upgrade on US Airways.

Additionally, you may also upgrade on US Airways marketed, American Airlines-operated flights at the time of
check-in if seats are available.  Since this flight is operated by American, the cost for  upgrades will follow the current American Airlines policy.

Offered via the following channels:

  • aa.com
  • aa.com mobile
  • American Airlines self-service machines
  • American Airlines agents at select airports

Upgrades are not offered via the American Airlines app. And if an upgrade is not available, we do not currently offer an option to add you to the airport standby list for codeshare flights.

First and Envoy (Business) Class check-in, security and boarding
Enjoy a fast and convenient airport experience with priority check-in, security lanes and dual-lane boarding.

  • Priority check-in
    This option allows you to skip the line and check in at designated Preferred ticket counters. If a Preferred counter is not available, check in at:

    • Our First Class counters within:
        • U.S.
        • Bermuda
        • Canada
        • Latin America
        • Caribbean
    • Our Envoy Class counters for travel to/from:
        • Europe
        • South America
        • Middle East
  • Priority security lanes
    Priority security lanes let you and your travel companions sail through security and get to your gate even faster. At participating airports, simply show your:

    • Valid form of I.D.
    • Boarding pass
  • Priority dual-lane boarding
    Available at over 60 airports, dual-lane boarding allows you to be seated faster and get first choice on overhead bin space. After our uniformed U.S. military and First/Business Class customers, you will board as follows:

    • Executive Platinum (oneworld Emerald)
    • Platinum (oneworld Sapphire)
    • Gold (oneworld Ruby)
    • All other Priority customers
    Please note that you'll be called to board by your oneworld tier as opposed to your AAdvantage elite status level. And rather than wait for a specific zone, you can skip the line even if you're late to the gate!

Complimentary access to Preferred seats
Preferred seats are those in the front of the Coach cabin and in the exit rows that are available for Preferred members to book prior to check-in at no charge.  Learn more about Preferred seats.

Priority baggage delivery
Executive Platinum and Platinum member bags will be loaded onboard last which means they'll be among the first at baggage claim when you arrive at your destination.

Complimentary checked bags
Enjoy the convenience of checking your luggage and we'll waive the baggage charges as follows:

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

This benefit also applies to other travelers booked in the same reservation, excluding group reservations. Learn more about checked bags.

MoveUp fee Waiver
Move up to an earlier flight and we'll waive the fee as long as you move to an earlier flight within six hours of your originally scheduled departure. Learn more about MoveUp waivers.

*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.