Priority privileges

Speed through check-in, security and boarding

Priority gives you the fastest route through most airport-congested areas.

Look for "priority" signs when you check in at the American Airlines counter, go through security and at the gate. For faster boarding, proceed when "Priority" is called and board even earlier if you’re a First or Business passenger or elite status member. Just look for "Priority Access" on your boarding pass.

Arrive late to the gate? Bypass general boarding and head to the priority lane to board at any time.

Who's eligible for priority privileges?

  1. First, Business and Premium Economy passengers
  2. AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, Platinum and Gold members
  3. AirPass travelers
  4. oneworld® Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby members
  5. Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive cardholders

Buy Priority

Unless you're flying on a Basic Economy fare, you can buy Priority for your trip on American marketed and operated flights:

  • At check-in on
  • At check-in at an airport kiosk
  • Through Reservations before departure
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