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Welcome To Your Platinum Status Airport Benefits

AAdvantage Executive Platinum Benefits Make Traveling Easier

The world of benefits you receive as an AAdvantage® Platinum member start well before you ever board a plane.

What benefits do I receive at the airport?

As an AAdvantage Platinum member you are eligible for many benefits throughout the airport, from special lines and the ability to stand by for a different flight to waived checked baggage charges.

Airport Benefits (Read More)
Priority check-in
FlagshipTM check-in at London Heathrow
Priority security screening lane
Priority boarding lane
Same-day standby
Priority baggage delivery  
Complimentary checked baggage allowance
oneworld alliance travel benefits
oneworld extra baggage allowance*    
oneworld partner lounge access
Discounted Admirals Club® membership

*As a benefit of the oneworld alliance, Executive Platinum members (oneworld Emerald) are entitled to one additional bag, for a total of three checked bags on American.

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Priority Privileges

Want to know more about Priority check-in and security lines?

Our self-service kiosks and are the fastest ways to check-in when you travel on American Airlines. For additional assistance, you have access to the special Priority check-in area. In larger airports, you will have access to the First Class or Business Class check-in lanes within the Priority area. We also invite you to use Priority security screening lanes at select airports. Just look for our Priority signs in the security screening areas.

Which airports have Priority security screening lanes?

Atlanta, GA (ATL)

Detroit, MI (DTW)

New York, NY (LGA)

San Diego, CA (SAN)

Boston, MA (BOS)

Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

Newark, NJ (EWR)

San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Baltimore, MD (BWI)

Honolulu, HI (HNL)

Santa Ana/Orange County/John Wayne, CA (SNA)

San Jose, CA (SJC)

Chicago, IL (ORD)

Kansas City, MO (MCI)

Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

San Juan, PR (SJU)

Cleveland, OH (CLE)

Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

Phoenix, AZ (PHX)

Seattle, WA (SEA)

Columbus, OH (CMH)

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Portland, OR (PDX)

St. Louis, MO (STL)

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)

Miami, FL (MIA)

Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)

Washington Dulles, DC (IAD)

Denver, CO (DEN)

New York, NY (JFK)

Reno, NV (RNO)


How does Priority boarding work?

You'll be among the first to board. We invite our First and/or Business Class passengers onboard, then our AAdvantage Executive Platinum members, followed by Platinum and Gold members and then all customers with “Priority Access” on their boarding passes. If you arrive at the gate after general boarding has begun, bypass the line and board immediately via the dedicated Priority lane. For more details, visit

Checked Baggage Benefits

Ready to lighten your load?

You may check two bags free of charge (within current size and weight limits, of course) for travel on American. Plus, those traveling with you on the same reservation can also enjoy two free checked bags. Find details about checked baggage here.

Get your bags faster with Priority Baggage Delivery

As a Platinum member, you receive complimentary Priority Baggage Delivery on American flights. That means whenever you check bags, they will be tagged as Priority. Once you land, Priority bags are the first ones delivered to baggage claim so you can be on your way more quickly.

Standby Privileges

Need to stand by for a different flight?

As a Platinum member, you can stand by for a different flight on the same day you were planning to travel — at no charge. In addition, those traveling with you on the same reservation can enjoy the same benefit. This benefit applies to travel on American within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and international points in the Caribbean.

Special Recognition on oneworld Airlines

Traveling on a oneworld airline?

Your special treatment extends to our oneworld member airlines, where you'll be recognized with oneworld Sapphire status. As such, you are entitled to priority check-in, preferred seating, priority boarding, stand by and wait listing privileges – the same perks the carrier you are traveling with gives to its own Sapphire status customers.

You'll also enjoy day-of-travel access to all oneworld Business Class airport lounges when traveling internationally*, as long as your continuing flight is on a marketed and operated oneworld airline. As an added benefit, we invite you to bring one guest with you provided the guest is also traveling on a oneworld marketed and operated flight and is accompanied by you.

To ensure you receive your oneworld Sapphire perks, be sure to provide your AAdvantage number when making reservations. Learn more about elite member benefits on oneworld airlines.

Special Privileges on US Airways

As a Platinum member, you will enjoy many benefits to enrich your travel journey at the airport when traveling on US Airways, including First/Business Class check-in, priority through security checkpoints, priority boarding, and two complimentary checked bags*– among other benefits. Learn more about benefits on US Airways.

*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.

Special Recognition on Alaska Airlines

You also have access to priority check-in, priority boarding, access to expedited security screening lanes and two checked bags at no charge when traveling on Alaska Airlines. Learn More about benefits on Alaska Airlines.

Admirals Club® Membership Options

Interested in Admirals Club membership?

You receive a special reduced rate on an annual Admirals Club membership thanks to your Platinum status. You also have the option of using AAdvantage miles to purchase an Admirals Club membership. Our Admirals Club lounges provide members with complimentary snacks and beverages, computers with Internet access, complimentary Wi-Fi, conference rooms with full business amenities and more. Learn more at

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

Please see our program terms and conditions