AAdvantage Platinum Pro elite status becomes available 1/1/2017. Benefits may change slightly as more information about this new status tier is revealed be AA.
Platinum Pro status requirements: in one calendar year, earn $9,000 EQD*, AND earn 75,000 EQ Miles or fly 90 EQ Segments.
Status will last the status year earned and the following status year. (Platinum Pro status earned in 2017 will last through 31 Jan 2019.)
Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats (extends to up to 8 traveling companions)
Two (2) free checked bags
Minimum mileage guarantee (EQM only)
Earn 9 Award Miles per "fare dollar" spent (fare & carrier imposed fees, not taxes, etc.)
Business class lounge access longhaul international and MEX** (see below)
oneworld Sapphire benefits (see below)
Alaska Airlines benefits (see below)
Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding
Checked bag fee waived for two (2) bags
Priority baggage delivery
Complimentary same-day standby
Complimentary same-day flight change ???
Discounted Admirals ClubŪ membership
Upgrade benefits (on AA)
72-hour upgrade window
Flights 500 miles or less: Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades*
Flights over 500 miles: Complimentary "domestic" (North & Central America, Caribbean) upgrades
Upgrade one companion traveling with you on the same flight with 500-mile upgrades*
Upgrades confirmed before departure (as early as) 72 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.
Platinum Pro members will not earn four 500-mile upgrades as you get unlimited domestic upgrades (UDU).
"Exclusive service desk" (actual prioritized number to Reservations lines)
Complimentary preferred seats (extends to up to 8 traveling companions)
Complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats (extends to up to 8 traveling companions)
Exclusive partner offers
Award processing charge waived (awards within 21 days of travel)
Special discounts on hotel and car awards
N.B. Extended award availability is only an Executive Platinum benefit
oneworld priority check-in and standby
oneworld priority boarding
oneworld partner lounge access** Business Class and frequent flyer lounges
*oneworld 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).
**Access to Qantas Domestic Business Lounges excluded. AAdvantage member access to American Airlines lounges excluded (regardless of status or class of service) if traveling within North America or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Alaska Airlines Benefits
Priority check-in and boarding (First Class or MVP)
Express security line at select airports
Checked bag fee waived (first 2 bags)