Elite choice rewards

Elite choice rewards

Your rewards, your way

Starting in 2021, when you qualify for AAdvantage® Platinum Pro or Executive Platinum status with the adjusted 2021 requirements, you’ll have the flexibility to choose the rewards that matter most to you.

For our Platinum Pro members, that means you’ll receive 1 choice of a reward in addition to the current benefits.

For our Executive Platinum members, you’ll be able to choose 2 rewards. Systemwide upgrades are now 1 of many rewards available. You can choose to maintain up to 4 systemwide upgrades as part of your benefits, or you have the flexibility to select different rewards. All the other existing Executive Platinum benefits remain the same.

Elite status qualification

Earn Platinum Pro and choose 1:

  • 1 systemwide upgrade
  • 20,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles (AAdvantage® credit card members receive an additional 5,000 bonus miles for a total of 25,000 miles)
  • 6 Admirals Club® One-Day Passes
  • $200 American Airlines flight discount / Trip Credit*
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • One-time 15% off award discount (rebate post travel)**

Earn Executive Platinum and choose 2:

  • 2 systemwide upgrades (you can use 2 of your choices to receive 4 systemwide upgrades)
  • 25,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles (AAdvantage® credit card members receive an additional 5,000 bonus miles for a total of 30,000 miles)
  • Admirals Club® individual membership (requires 2 of your choices)
  • $200 American Airlines flight discount / Trip Credit*
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • 10,000 bonus EQMs (can only select once)
  • Gift of AAdvantage® Gold status
  • Choice of 1 Bang & Olufsen premium product***

*Elite choice rewards earned on or before June 30, 2021, will be issued a flight discount. Rewards earned on or after July 1, 2021, will be issued a Trip Credit.

**15% off award discount will be applied post travel, for up to 2 passengers traveling round-trip anywhere on American Airlines, American Eagle®, oneworld® airlines or partner airlines.

***Beoplay H9 3rd Gen. over-ear noise-canceling headphones, Beoplay E8 Sport wireless earbuds or Beosound A1 2nd Gen. portable speaker.

Once you qualify for Platinum Pro or Executive Platinum status in 2021, you can choose your reward any time between the date you qualify and December 30, 2022. This gives you the flexibility to decide when to choose your reward, based on when you want to use it.

For example, if you qualify in May 2021, your membership year is valid through January 2023. That means you’ll have until December 30, 2022, to choose your reward. If you have more than 1 reward choice, you can choose 1 after qualifying and the other later, or both rewards later. It’s up to you.

Beyond Executive Platinum rewards

Members who qualify for Executive Platinum status and keep flying to reach 120,000, 160,000 and 200,000 EQMs in 2021 are eligible for even more rewards.

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

Ready to select your rewards?

Once you’ve qualified for Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum or met the EQM thresholds for our beyond Executive Platinum rewards based on the adjusted 2021 requirements, you’ll receive an email and will see your choices in your wallet.

Wallet

Choose the rewards that matter most to you

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Admirals Club® access

Relax before the runway in Admirals Club® and partner lounges worldwide. Platinum Pro members can select 6 One-Day Passes; Executive Platinum members can choose an individual membership.

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$200 discount / Trip Credit

Set your sights on your next adventure. Your $200 flight discount or Trip Credit can be used for travel anywhere on American, American Eagle® or partner airlines.

Bang & Olufsen earbuds

Bang & Olufsen products

Let your music take flight. As an exclusive reward option for Executive Platinum members, choose from Bang & Olufsen premium products, including noise-canceling headphones, wireless earbuds or a portable speaker.

Systemwide upgrades

Here’s to flying upfront. Enjoy a confirmed upgrade to the next class of service anywhere American flies, if seats are available. Systemwide upgrades can be used for one-way travel for up to 3 segments on American and American Eagle® marketed and operated flights. Systemwide upgrades will be valid for 1 year from the date of selection, giving you the flexibility to choose your expiration date based on when you select your reward.

Once selected, you have even more flexibility, because systemwide upgrades can now be used for travel beyond the expiration date – the upgrade just needs to be confirmed before the upgrade expires.

AAdvantage® bonus miles

Use miles to redeem for flights, upgrades, car rentals, hotels and other retail products. Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members who are also AAdvantage® credit card holders receive an additional 5,000 bonus miles. This bonus does not apply to beyond Executive Platinum rewards.

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Carbon emissions offset

Offset your carbon emissions and join us in our commitment to a greener tomorrow. American, in partnership with nonprofit Cool Effect, will purchase carbon offsets equivalent to the elite member’s travel during the year the benefit is selected. The carbon offsets purchased via Cool Effects are high-quality, verified carbon reduction projects that help protect and conserve our planet’s resources.

$200 charitable donation

Make a charitable donation to one of our partner nonprofits and join us as we work to make the world a better place. Through your donation, you help people in need around the world discover a brighter future and better tomorrow. The available charities include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Feeding America
  • Gary Sinise Foundation
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Make-A-Wish
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Stand Up 2 Cancer
  • UNICEF

15% off award discount (rebate post travel)

This is an exclusive reward option for Platinum Pro members. Your 15% off award discount is a rebate that will be applied post travel and can be used to discount the miles required for AAdvantage® awards for up to 2 passengers traveling round-trip anywhere on American, American Eagle®, oneworld® airlines or partner airlines. The award must be redeemed from the selecting member’s account but can be applied to travel by anyone of the member’s choosing. Valid for 1 year from the date of selection.

10,000 bonus Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs)

This is an exclusive reward option for Executive Platinum members. Bonus EQMs help you maintain your current status or qualify for rewards beyond Executive Platinum status. The bonus EQMs will be deposited into your account immediately upon selection and will apply in the year they are selected.

Gift of AAdvantage® status

Be the hero and gift elite status to the friend, family member or colleague of your choosing. Depending on your reward option, your recipient will receive all the benefits of either Gold or Platinum status.

Elite status benefits

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