It is the third highest loyalty tier in American Airlines’ AAdvantage program, which rewards frequent flyers for their loyalty. To earn Platinum Pro status, you must earn 75,000 elite qualifying miles or 30 elite qualifying segments in a calendar year.
By achieving Platinum Pro status, you are automatically awarded oneworld® Emerald status.
You can enjoy a range of benefits when flying with American Airlines and its partners including Oneworld members. These benefits include:
– Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades1
One of the most valuable benefits of this status is unlimited, automatically requested complimentary upgrades on qualifying flights. This means that when you book an eligible flight, you will automatically be added to the waitlist for an upgrade. If there are still seats available in first class or business class, you will be upgraded at no additional cost. This benefit applies to flights operated by American Airlines and select partner airlines.
– Complimentary upgrade for 1 companion traveling with you
You have the option of requesting a free upgrade for a companion traveling with you on the same flight. This means that when you are upgraded to first class or business class, your companion will also be automatically upgraded, as long as there are seats available.
– Upgrades confirmed 72 hours before departure
Take advantage of the option to upgrade to first or business class. This program offers upgrades confirmed 72 hours before departure, ensuring Platinum Pro members have the best chance of securing a coveted front seat.
– Mileage bonuses
Once you achieve AAdvantage Platinum Pro status, you’ll earn 80% bonus miles on qualifying flights. For example, if you fly a total of 10,000 miles (excluding bonus) on eligible flights, you will earn an additional 8,000 miles, bringing your total to 18,000 miles.
It should be noted that not all flights are eligible for bonus miles. You will only earn bonus miles on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines and certain partner flights (Oneworld). Be sure to review the AAdvantage Program Terms and Conditions for a full list of eligible flights.
– Enhanced Baggage Allowance
Members can enjoy a variety of benefits, including three free checked bags for themselves.
– Priority bag delivery
This service ensures that your checked baggage is one of the first to be delivered to the baggage carousel at your destination. This means you’ll spend less time waiting for your luggage and can leave the airport faster.
– Same-day standby priority
You’ll have a better chance of getting a seat on another flight, even if it’s already full. This priority status is particularly advantageous for those who need to reach their destination quickly or who want to avoid long layovers.
To take advantage of same-day waiting priority, you will need to request it at the airport. You can do this at a self-service kiosk, on the American Airlines app, or by speaking with a customer service agent at the airport.
– Complimentary same-day flight change
This service offers several advantages to travelers. For example, it lets you make last-minute changes to your itinerary without worrying about additional fees or charges. This gives you more flexibility and control over your travel plans, which can be especially useful in the event of unforeseen events or emergencies. Plus, it can help you avoid long layovers or delays, and it can ensure you get to your destination on time and hassle-free.
– Discount on Admirals Club lounge access
As a Platinum Pro member, you can purchase an Admirals Club® membership for a discounted rate. This is a significant savings over the regular price (up to 50%).
– Priority Check-in
You can enjoy priority check-in at the airport. This means you can bypass long lines at the check-in counter and head straight to a dedicated priority line. This benefit can save you valuable time, especially during peak travel periods.
– Priority Security Screening
Once you’ve checked in, this status also provides priority security screening. This means you can use a dedicated lane to get through security faster. This benefit is especially useful at busy airports and can help you avoid delays and reduce stress.
– Priority Boarding
With this status, you can board your flight earlier than other passengers (in Group 3). This means you can settle into your seat and get your belongings stowed away before the rest of the plane fills up. Priority boarding can also help you avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines and jockeying for overhead bin space.
– Exclusive service desk
As a holder of this status, you benefit from a dedicated customer service line exclusively available to Platinum Pro members of the AAdvantage loyalty program. The helpdesk is made up of a team of specialists trained to provide personalized assistance for a variety of travel-related issues.
– Complimentary Preferred Seats
These are the seats in the front of the main cabin, giving you more legroom and closer proximity to the front of the plane. With AAdvantage PPS, you can enjoy free access to these preferred seats, even if you’re not a frequent flyer. This benefit is available on all eligible American Airlines flights, including domestic and international flights.
– Complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats
This benefit is extended to the member and up to eight travel companions, making it a fantastic option for families or colleagues traveling together. This means that even if you are traveling in a group, you can be assured of comfort and a more personal space.