Status benefits

More ways to earn status with Loyalty Points

Starting January 1, 2022, it will be simpler for you to track progress toward AAdvantage® status. Instead of Elite Qualifying Miles, Elite Qualifying Dollars and Elite Qualifying Segments, you’ll only have one status metric: Loyalty Points.

As an AAdvantage® status member, you'll enjoy a world of perks and benefits designed to make your travel experience more enjoyable when traveling with American Airlines, oneworld® members and partner airlines.

Status qualification

We’ve extended status qualification for 2021 through February 28, 2022. Earn Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) plus Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) on eligible-fare tickets to qualify for AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum Pro®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Gold® status when you fly:

  • American Airlines or American Eagle®
  • oneworld® member airlines
  • GOL Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Codeshare flights with an American Airlines flight number

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

Starting January 1, 2022, qualify for 2023 status by earning Loyalty Points.

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Status qualification for 2021 (extended through February 2022):

Qualification AAdvantage Executive Platinum®
oneworld® Emerald
AAdvantage Platinum Pro®
oneworld® Emerald
AAdvantage Platinum®
oneworld® Sapphire
AAdvantage Gold®
oneworld® Ruby
EQMs 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000
EQSs 95 70 45 20
EQDs^ $12,000 $7,000 $4,500 $2,000

^For 2021, we’ll waive the EQD requirement to qualify for AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Platinum Pro® status if you spend $30,000 on net purchases with an eligible AAdvantage® credit card that post to your account between January 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022.

Upgrades

On American AAdvantage Executive Platinum® AAdvantage Platinum Pro® AAdvantage Platinum® AAdvantage Gold®
Flights 500 miles or less: Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades1 available available available available
Flights over 500 miles: Use earned or purchased 500-mile upgrades1 Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades on flights over 500 miles Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades on flights over 500 miles available available
Complimentary upgrades on award tickets available Not available Not available Not available
Upgrade 1 companion traveling with you on the same flight with 500-mile upgrades available available available available
Upgrades confirmed before departure
(as early as)
100 hours 72 hours 48 hours 24 hours

Upgrades are valid on American marketed and operated flights, within and between the U.S. (including Hawaii) and between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Central America (based on availability). Upgrades are valid from the Main Cabin to the next class of service.

AAdvantage Gold® and AAdvantage Platinum® members will get four 500-mile upgrades for every 12,500 EQMs you earn during the membership year after you achieve status.

500-mile upgrades

Upgrades on Alaska Airlines

AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and AAdvantage Platinum Pro® members receive complimentary upgrades on Alaska Airlines. Upgrades will be confirmed as early as 120 hours before departure, if seats are available.

Status benefits on Alaska Airlines

Systemwide upgrades

You’ll receive the option to choose up to 4 systemwide upgrades as an elite choice reward when you qualify or re-qualify for Executive Platinum status. Upgrades are valid, when available, for one-way travel on any American marketed and operated flight (up to 3 segments) and you can give them to anyone, even if you're not traveling with them.

Systemwide upgrades

Elite choice rewards

When you qualify under the modified 2021 qualification requirements, AAdvantage Platinum Pro® members will receive 1 elite choice reward and AAdvantage Executive Platinum® members will receive 2 elite choice rewards. Reward options include systemwide upgrades, Admirals Club® access, bonus miles and more. As a special thank you for your loyalty, we’ve extended the qualification period for 2021 through February 28, 2022. Starting in 2022, with the introduction of Loyalty Points, we’ve made changes to your reward options and how you qualify.

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Beyond Executive Platinum rewards

Members who qualify for AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status based on their elite-qualifying activity will receive a choice of rewards upon reaching 120,000, 160,000 and 200,000 EQMs.

Reach 120,000 EQMs and choose from:

  • 2 systemwide upgrades
  • 40,000 bonus miles
  • Gift of AAdvantage Gold® status

Reach 160,000 EQMs and choose from:

  • 2 systemwide upgrades
  • 40,000 bonus miles
  • Gift of AAdvantage Platinum® status

Reach 200,000 EQMs and choose from:

  • 2 systemwide upgrades
  • 40,000 bonus miles
  • Gift of AAdvantage Platinum® status

Track your progress toward reaching these reward levels in your account. Once you reach these goals, your reward choices will be available in your wallet.

Elite choice rewards

Your account

Mileage bonuses

Benefits AAdvantage Executive Platinum® AAdvantage Platinum Pro® AAdvantage Platinum® AAdvantage Gold®
Status mileage bonus 120% 80% 60% 40%
Minimum EQM guarantee available available available available
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Benefits at the airport

Benefits AAdvantage Executive Platinum® AAdvantage Platinum Pro® AAdvantage Platinum® AAdvantage Gold®
Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding available available available available
Free checked bags 3 3 2 1
Priority bag delivery available available available Not available
Same-day standby priority available available available available
Complimentary same-day flight change available available Not available Not available
Discounted Admirals Club® membership available available available available
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Reservation assistance, special benefits and more

Benefits AAdvantage Executive Platinum® AAdvantage Platinum Pro® AAdvantage Platinum® AAdvantage Gold®
Exclusive service desk available available available available
Complimentary preferred seats* available available available available
Complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats* available available available Within 24 hours of departure
Guaranteed availability in the Main Cabin available Not available Not available Not available
Waitlist priority for purchased First or Business Class available Not available Not available Not available
Complimentary alcoholic beverage and snack in the Main Cabin available Not available Not available Not available
Exclusive partner offers available available available available
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Award travel benefits

Benefits AAdvantage Executive Platinum® AAdvantage Platinum Pro® AAdvantage Platinum® AAdvantage Gold®
Expanded award seat availability on American Airlines available Not available Not available Not available
Special discounts on hotel and car awards available available available available
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Alaska Airlines benefits

Our West Coast International Alliance gives AAdvantage® status members access to even more benefits when flying on Alaska Airlines. This includes the benefits you enjoy when flying on Alaska as a member of the oneworld® alliance.

Status benefits on Alaska Airlines

JetBlue benefits

Our Northeast Alliance gives AAdvantage® status members access to even more benefits when flying on JetBlue.

Status benefits on JetBlue

oneworld® benefits

oneworld® benefits2 AAdvantage Executive Platinum®
Emerald
AAdvantage Platinum Pro®
Emerald
AAdvantage Platinum®
Sapphire
AAdvantage Gold®
Ruby
oneworld® priority check-in and standby available available available available
oneworld® priority boarding available available available Not available
oneworld® priority security available available available Not available
oneworld® partner lounge access3 First and Business Class and frequent flyer lounges First and Business Class and frequent flyer lounges Business Class and frequent flyer lounges Not available
oneworld® preferred or pre-reserved seating4 available available available available
oneworld® extra bag allowance5 Total of 3 bags on American Total of 3 bags on American Not available Not available

oneworld® airline partners

*Offered based on available space

2oneworld® benefits are available only to passengers on scheduled flights that are both marketed and operated by a oneworld® member airline (marketed means that there must be a oneworld® member airline flight number on your ticket).

3For a limited time, qualifying international flights include flights between the U.S. and Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. Includes customers on qualifying departing international flights marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline (regardless of cabin). Standard AAdvantage® member access to American Airlines lounges excludes (regardless of status or class of service) flights within North America or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Access to Qantas Domestic Business Lounges excluded.

4Based on the individual policy of the oneworld® airline operating the flight.

5Free checked bags apply, based on the member's status, for members and guests traveling on the same reservation (excluding group reservations) on itineraries marketed and operated by American Airlines or marketed by American and operated by a oneworld® partner. If the standard cabin allowance is higher than the number of free checked bags for your status, then the standard cabin allowance applies.

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