Priority Privileges

New Boarding Pass With Priority Access

Boarding Privileges - And More - For American's Top Customers

AAdvantage® elite status members and other select customers enjoy more control and ease when they travel with our Priority privileges. From check-in to boarding, Priority benefits help you speed through the airport.

Exclusive Boarding Lanes at Every Gate

Priority lanes are available at American Airlines gates system wide, offering a fast track to board the aircraft.

Customers with Priority privileges are among the first invited to board the plane. Directly after our uniformed U.S. military and First/Business Class customers, our AAdvantage Executive Platinum and oneworld® Emerald members will board, followed by our AAdvantage Platinum and oneworld Sapphire members and our AAdvantage Gold and oneworld Ruby members. Then all other Priority customers will board. Should you arrive at the gate after Priority customers have been called, you may bypass the General Boarding lines and enjoy the convenience of boarding anytime via your new dedicated boarding lane.

Simply look for the Priority sign in the gate area.

Learn More About Our Boarding Process

Convenient Designation on Boarding Pass

"Priority Access" is noted on the boarding pass, so there is no need to show a membership card or other documentation.


Your AAdvantage® status or boarding group will now be identifiable via the circle in the bottom left corner of your boarding pass. If your circle is shaded black, this indicates Priority boarding. Otherwise, your boarding group number will be listed in the circle. Simply show your boarding pass, and you're on your way!

Boarding Groups

Expedited Check-in and Security Screening, Too

Priority benefits also include the use of exclusive security screening lanes (where available) and dedicated check-in areas at ticket counters. Look for the distinctive Priority signs to speed your way through check-in and the security screening process.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Who's eligible for Priority privileges?

  • First Class and Business Class passengers
  • Advantage Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members
  • AirPass travelers
  • Customers traveling on a full-fare Economy Class ticket booked in Y
  • oneworld® Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby members
  • Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K, MVP Gold and MVP members

Look for Priority signs at check-in counters, in the security screening area and at the gate