AAdvantage status

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.

AAdvantage status

The perks of being a status member

Enjoy a world of benefits designed to make your travel experience more enjoyable

Executive Platinum - 100,00 miles/points or 100 segments

AAdvantage Executive Platinum®

  • 2 elite choice rewards**
  • Complimentary upgrades on American and Alaska Airlines*
  • 100-hour upgrade window
  • 120% status mileage bonus
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 3 free checked bags^
  • Additional rewards starting at 120,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs)**
Platinum Pro

AAdvantage Platinum Pro®

  • 1 elite choice reward**
  • Complimentary upgrades on American and Alaska Airlines*
  • 72-hour upgrade window
  • 80% status mileage bonus
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 3 free checked bags^
Platinum - 50,000 miles/points or 60 segments

AAdvantage Platinum®

  • Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less*
  • 48-hour upgrade window
  • 60% status mileage bonus
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 2 free checked bags^
Gold - 25,000 miles/points or 30 segments

AAdvantage Gold®

  • Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less*
  • 24-hour upgrade window
  • 40% status mileage bonus
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra Seats at check-in*
  • Complimentary Preferred Seats*
  • 1 free checked bag^

*Benefit may not be available on all flights.

**Choices include systemwide upgrades, Admirals Club® access, bonus miles and more. Starting in 2022, we’re making updates to the reward choices and qualification thresholds.

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^Free 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.

Elevate your status and move up to more benefits

Earn EQMs, EQSs and EQDs during the calendar year to qualify

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 AAdvantage® account between January 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022.

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Upgrades for status members

Complimentary and 500-mile upgrades

On American marketed and operated flights:

  • Upgrades from Main Cabin or Premium Economy 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
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and AAdvantage Platinum Pro® members get unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades
  • AAdvantage Platinum® and AAdvantage 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

500-mile upgrades

On Alaska Airlines flights:

  • Upgrades from Main Cabin to the next class of service on Alaska Airlines
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and AAdvantage Platinum Pro® members get unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades

Status benefits on Alaska Airlines

Systemwide upgrades

As an AAdvantage Executive Platinum® member, you receive a choice of rewards, including the option to choose up to 4 complimentary one-way systemwide upgrades upon qualification. You can also choose additional systemwide upgrades as a reward upon reaching 150,000, 200,000 and 250,000 EQMs.

For 2021, we’ve lowered the thresholds to 120,000, 160,000 and 200,000 EQMs. Keep in mind, the deadline to qualify for 2021 has been extended to 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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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.

Systemwide upgrades

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

Bonus miles

AAdvantage Executive Platinum® members earn a 120% bonus, AAdvantage Platinum Pro® members earn an 80% bonus, AAdvantage Platinum® members earn a 60% bonus and AAdvantage Gold® members earn a 40% bonus on top of base miles earned traveling with American and participating oneworld® airlines.

Status mileage bonus

AAdvantage® Million MilerSM program

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

Million MilerSM program

Terms and conditions

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