AAdvantage elite status
The perks of being an elite status member
Enjoy a world of benefits designed to make your travel experience more enjoyable
AAdvantage Executive Platinum
Reach elite status in three ways – elite-qualifying miles, points or segments
Earn elite-qualifying miles, points or segments on eligible-fare tickets to qualify for Executive Platinum, Platinum or Gold status when you fly:
Elevate your status and move up to elite benefits
Earn elite-qualifying miles, points and segments during the calendar year to qualify
*Must fly at least four segments on American or US Airways during the qualifying year to receive elite status.
Elite-qualifying miles, points and segments
Elite-qualifying miles and segments
Qualifying miles or segments are the actual miles (including applicable minimum mileage guarantees) or segments you earn on eligible purchased tickets for flights on American or partner airlines.
You must fly at least four segments on American Airlines, American Eagle, US Airways, US Airways Express or US Airways Shuttle to qualify for Executive Platinum, Platinum or Gold status within the qualifying year.
Qualifying miles do not include class-of-service bonus miles, other participant miles, any other AAdvantage bonus mileage, or miles obtained from buyAAmiles or giftAAmiles.
The number of elite status points you earn is based on a combination of earned miles and the class of service purchased. For American Airlines marketed codeshare flights, your ticket must reflect an American Airlines coded flight number.
Learn about the qualifying miles, points or segments you can earn when traveling with American or partner airlines:
American Airlines marketed codeshare flights (ticket must reflect an American Airlines flight number)
Qualification and membership period
There are two timelines associated with elite status membership – the qualification period and the membership period.
January to December
March to February
How the qualification timeline works
Since you begin receiving elite benefits immediately upon qualification, the beginning of your membership year is the day you qualify for your elite level. Then, on March 1, every elite member’s year starts over.
Upgrades for elite members
Complimentary and 500-mile upgrades
Upgrades will still be different on American and US Airways flights until we have a single reservation system later this year.
On American marketed and operated flights:
On US Airways marketed and operated flights:
As an AAdvantage Executive Platinum member, you will receive eight complimentary one-way systemwide upgrades upon qualification. If upgrade seating is available, you or any passenger you designate may enjoy confirmed upgrades to the next class of service at the time of booking on most Business and Economy Class fares when flying on American or US Airways marketed and operated flights.
More of a good thing: Earn more miles when you fly
Executive Platinum and Platinum members will earn a 100% bonus and Gold members will earn a 25% bonus based on the base miles or minimum miles guaranteed, when traveling with American, US Airways and participating oneworld airlines.
Minimum mileage guarantee
Elite members will earn at least 500 miles for flights under 500 miles on American, US Airways and participating AAdvantage and oneworld airlines.
AAdvantage Million Miler® program
Fly a million miles with us and enjoy Gold status for the life of the program, bonus miles and more.