Elite Status Benefits.
Now on Alaska Airlines.

New Elite Status Benefits on Alaska Airlines

Now AAdvantage® elite status members can enjoy new benefits, including priority check-in and boarding, express security lanes, preferred seating and waived checked baggage fees, when flying on Alaska Airlines. See the chart below for details:

Benefits AAdvantage Executive Platinum® AAdvantage Platinum® AAdvantage Gold®
Priority Check-in and Boarding
(First Class or MVP Check-in)
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Express Security Line at select airports Checkmark Checkmark  
Preferred Seating Checkmark Checkmark  
Checked Baggage Fee Waiver for first 2 bags Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark

AAdvantage members can earn and redeem AAdvantage miles for travel on Alaska Airlines. Additionally, the miles earned for flying on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air count toward qualification for elite status. For more information, visit www.aa.com/alaskaairlines.


Q: Will people traveling with me be eligible for these benefits as well?

A: All companions booked in the same reservation (up to 9 passengers) with an AAdvantage elite status member will be eligible for the same benefits, including the waived checked baggage charge.

Q: If I booked my trip prior to October 26, will I automatically receive these benefits on Alaska Airlines?

A: If you booked your trip prior to October 26, your AAdvantage number will need to be re-added to your reservation in order to be recognized by Alaska's systems. Contact American Airlines reservations or your AAdvantage Elite Service Desk for assistance.

Q: Does it matter where I check-in for my flight?

A: As usual, if you are traveling on a flight operated by another airline, you will need to check-in with the operating airline.

Q: Do these benefits still apply if I am traveling on a flight booked as an AA flight number, which is operated by Alaska Airlines?

A: Whether your trip is booked as an AA flight number or the AS flight number, these benefits will apply.

Q: Do these benefits also apply on flights operated by Horizon Air?

A: Yes