AAdvantage elite status

AAdvantage elite status

The perks of being an elite 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

  • 4 one-way systemwide upgrades*
  • Complimentary auto-requested upgrades*
  • 100-hour upgrade window
  • 120% elite mileage bonus
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 3 free checked bags
  • Additional rewards starting at 150,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs)
Platinum Pro

AAdvantage® Platinum Pro

  • Complimentary auto-requested upgrades*
  • 72-hour upgrade window
  • 80% elite mileage bonus
  • Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats*
  • 2 free checked bags
Platinum - 50,000 miles/points or 60 segments

AAdvantage® Platinum

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

AAdvantage® Gold

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

Reach elite status in 2 ways

Here's how:

Earn Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) plus Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) on eligible-fare tickets to qualify for Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, Platinum or Gold status when you fly:

  • American Airlines or American Eagle®
  • oneworld® member airlines
  • 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 elite status faster.

Elevate your status and move up to elite benefits

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

Qualification Executive Platinum
oneworld® Emerald
Platinum Pro
oneworld® Sapphire
oneworld® Sapphire
oneworld® Ruby
EQMs 100,000 75,000 50,000 25,000
EQSs 120 90 60 30
EQDs $15,000 $9,000 $6,000 $3,000

Check your progress

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EQMs represent a percentage of the actual miles flown (including applicable minimum mileage guarantees) based on the airline and the booking code purchased.

AAdvantage® members have a base of 500 EQMs for flights under 500 miles on American and oneworld® airlines (250 EQMs for flights under 500 miles on Basic Economy fares).^ To calculate final EQMs earned, the multiplier for airline and booking code flown is applied to this base.

EQMs do not include class-of-service bonus miles, elite bonuses, other participant miles, any other AAdvantage® bonus mileage, or miles obtained from BuyMiles or GiftMiles.

More ways to earn EQMs

AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver MasterCard® accounts can earn 5,000 EQMs for every $20,000 in qualifying net purchases each calendar year (up to 10,000 EQMs each year).

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite® Mastercard® cardmembers earn 10,000 EQMs after spending $40,000 in purchases within the year.


EQSs are segments you earn on eligible purchased tickets for flights on American or partner airlines.


EQDs are awarded based on ticket price (includes base fare plus carrier-imposed fees, but excludes government-imposed taxes and fees) on American Airlines-marketed flights.

Flights marketed by oneworld® carriers will earn EQDs based on a percentage of the flight distance and the fare class purchased.^

Learn about the EQMs, EQSs and EQDs you can earn when traveling with American or partner airlines:

American Airlines marketed codeshare flights (ticket must reflect an American Airlines flight number)

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Upgrades for elite members

Complimentary and 500-mile upgrades***

On American marketed and operated flights:
  • Upgrades from Main Cabin 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
  • Executive Platinum and Platinum Pro members get unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades
  • Platinum and 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

Systemwide upgrades***

As an AAdvantage® Executive Platinum member, you receive 4 complimentary one-way systemwide upgrades upon qualification. You can also receive additional systemwide upgrades as a reward upon reaching 150,000, 200,000 and 250,000 EQMs. 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

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

Elite mileage bonus

AAdvantage® Million MilerSM program

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

Million MilerSM program

*Benefit may not be available on all flights.

***500-mile upgrades (including complimentary upgrades for elite members) and systemwide upgrades cannot be used with a Basic Economy fare.

+Gold members who buy Main Cabin Extra seats on or after September 5, 2018 will no longer receive a 50% discount.

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