AAdvantage elite status

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

  • 4 one-way systemwide upgrades (with the ability to earn up to 4 more for a total of 8 per year)*
  • Complimentary auto-requested upgrades*
  • 100-hour upgrade window
  • 120% elite mileage bonus**
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 3 free checked bags

AAdvantage Platinum

  • Complimentary auto-requested upgrades on flights 500 miles or less*
  • 72-hour upgrade window
  • 60% elite mileage bonus**
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 2 free checked bags

AAdvantage Gold

  • Complimentary auto-requested upgrades on flights 500 miles or less*
  • 24-hour upgrade window
  • 40% elite mileage bonus**
  • 50% off Main Cabin Extra Seats (complimentary at check-in)*
  • Complimentary Preferred Seats*
  • 1 free checked bag
Executive Platinum - 100,00 miles/points or 100 segments
Platinum - 50,000 miles/points or 60 segments
Gold - 25,000 miles/points or 30 segments

Reach elite status in two ways – EQMs or EQSs

Here's how:

Earn Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) on eligible-fare tickets to qualify for Executive Platinum, Platinum or Gold status when you fly:

  • American Airlines or American Eagle®
  • oneworld® member airlines
  • Alaska Airlines (including Horizon Air)
  • Codeshare flights with an American Airlines flight number

Plus, Full-fare Economy, Business Class and First Class tickets on American-marketed flights will earn EQMs at a higher rate – getting you to elite status faster.

Elevate your status and move up to elite benefits

Earn EQMs and EQSs during the calendar year to qualify

Qualification*** Executive Platinum
oneworld Emerald
Platinum
oneworld Sapphire
Gold
oneworld Ruby
EQMs 100,000 50,000 25,000
EQSs 120 60 30

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EQMs and EQSs This content can be expanded

EQMs represent a percentage of the actual miles flown (including applicable minimum mileage guarantees) based on the airline and the booking code purchased. EQSs are segments you earn on eligible purchased tickets for flights on American or partner airlines.

You must fly at least 4 segments on American Airlines or American Eagle to qualify for Executive Platinum, Platinum or Gold status within the qualifying year.

EQMs do not include class-of-service bonus miles, elite bonuses, other participant miles, any other AAdvantage bonus mileage, or miles obtained from BuyMiles or GiftMiles.

Learn about the EQMs and EQSs 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 This content can be expanded

Upgrades for elite members

Complimentary and 500-mile upgrades

On American marketed and operated flights:
  • Upgrades to the next class of service on flights within/between the U.S. (including Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Central America.
  • Executive Platinum members get unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades
  • Platinum and Gold members get unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades for flights 500 miles or less and can use 500-mile upgrades to pay for upgrades on all other flights

More about elite status upgrades

Systemwide upgrades

As an AAdvantage Executive Platinum member, you will receive 4 complimentary one-way systemwide upgrades upon qualification. You’ll also have the ability to earn up to 4 more for a total of 8 per year. 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 marketed and operated flights.

Learn more about systemwide upgrades

More of a good thing: Earn more miles when you fly

Bonus miles

Executive Platinum members earn a 120% bonus, Platinum members earn a 60% bonus and Gold members earn a 40% bonus on top of base miles earned traveling with American, participating oneworld® airlines and Alaska Airlines.

Bonus miles details

Minimum EQM guarantee

AAdvantage® members have a base of 500 EQMs for flights under 500 miles on American, oneworld® airlines and Alaska Airlines. To calculate final EQMs earned, the multiplier for airline and booking code flown is applied to this base.

AAdvantage Million Miler® program

Fly a million miles with us and enjoy Gold status for the life of the program, bonus miles and more.

More about the Million Miler program

*Offer based on available space.

**For travel on or after August 1, 2016, Executive Platinum members earn a 120% bonus, Platinum members earn a 60% bonus and Gold members earn a 40% bonus. For travel on or before July 31, 2016, Executive Platinum and Platinum members earn a 100% bonus and Gold members earn a 25% bonus.

***Must fly at least 4 segments on American during the qualifying year to receive elite status.

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