US Airways Elite Status Benefit Details

Elite Status Mileage Bonus
AAdvantage® Gold members receive a 25% mileage bonus; Platinum and Executive Platinum members receive a mileage bonus of 100% on the base or guaranteed minimum miles for eligible flights on American Airlines, American Eagle®, American Connection®, US Airways, US Airways Express and US Airways Shuttle as well as select airline partners. For complete details, please visit aa.com/elitestatusbonus.

Minimum Mileage Guarantee
As an elite status member, you will earn 500 minimum miles for flights under 500 flight miles on applicable routes.

First/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 allows you to skip the line and check in at designated Preferred ticket counters. In airports where none are available, check in at one of our First Class counters (within the U.S. or to Bermuda, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean) or at our Envoy Class counters for travel to/from Europe, South America and the Middle East.
  • Priority security lanes let you sail through security and get to your gate even faster. Just show your AAdvantage elite status membership card, a valid form of I.D. and your boarding pass at our Priority Security Lanes at participating airports. You can even bring your travel companions along with you.
  • Priority dual-lane boarding, available at over 60 airports, allows you to be seated faster and get first dibs on overhead bin space. Directly after our uniformed U.S. military and First/Business Class customers, our Executive Platinum (oneworld Emerald) members will board, followed by our Platinum (oneworld Sapphire) and Gold (oneworld Ruby) members, and then all other Priority customers. You'll be called to board by your oneworld tier as opposed to your AAdvantage elite status level. Rather than wait for a specific zone, you can skip the line even if you get to the gate late.

Priority Baggage Delivery
Executive Platinum and Platinum member bags will be loaded last which means they'll be among the first on the conveyer belt at your destination.

Complimentary Access to Preferred Seats
Learn more about preferred seats.

Complimentary Checked Bags
Executive Platinum members may check three bags free of charge, Platinum members may check two bags free of charge*, and Gold members may check one bag free of charge. Benefit also applies to other travelers booked in the same reservation (excluding group reservations). Learn more about checked bags.

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