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    AAdvantage Gold Benefits

    AAdvantage Gold Benefits

    EQ = Elite Qualifying

    AAdvantage Platinum is valued at $1,450 by TPG your valuation may differ

    Gold status requirements - in one calendar year, earn 25,000 EQ Miles or EQ Points, or fly 30 EQ Segments.

    Members must fly at least 4 segments on American or US Airways during the qualifying year to receive elite status. Status will last that status year (ends the last day of February the following calendar year) and the next status year - minimum 14, maximum 25 months.

    American Airlines AAdvantage Gold benefits

    Preferred benefits

    Half price Main Cabin Extra or Free within 24 hours (extends to up to 8 traveling companions)
    Courtesy Preferred Seats
    One (2) free checked bag
    Minimum mileage guarantee - 500 miles
    25% elite mileage bonus
    oneworld benefits (see below)
    Alaska Airlines benefits (see below)

    Airport Benefits

    Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding
    Checked bag fee waived for one (1) bags
    Complimentary same-day standby
    Discounted Admirals Club membership

    Upgrade Benefits

    24-hour upgrade window
    Flights 500 miles or less: Unlimited, auto-requested complimentary upgrades*
    Flights over 500 miles: Use earned or purchased 500-mile upgrades*
    Upgrade one companion traveling with you on the same flight with 500-mile upgrades*
    Upgrades confirmed before departure (as early as) 24 hours

    *Upgrades on American 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.

    Gold and Platinum members will get four 500-mile upgrades for every 10,000 elite-qualifying miles you earn during the membership year after you achieve status. Changes to 4 for 12,500 Miles in 2016.

    Other benefits

    "Exclusive service desk" (actual prioritized number to Reservations lines)
    Complimentary preferred seats (extends to up to 8 traveling companions)
    Complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats 24 hours prior to departure; 50% discounted otherwise (extends to up to 8 traveling companions)

    Exclusive partner offers

    Award benefits

    Award processing charge waived (awards within 21 days of travel)
    Special discounts on hotel and car awards

    Oneworld benefits

    oneworld priority check-in and standby
    oneworld priority boarding

    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).

    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)

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    A very good read for sure. Thanks for sharing this. I might just go ahead and sign up myself for these benefits that they offer you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_A View Post
    A very good read for sure. Thanks for sharing this. I might just go ahead and sign up myself for these benefits that they offer you.
    yeah these are really good deals

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    These are some great benefits, but I still prefer the edge Platinum gives.

  5. #5
    these are best benefits ever

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