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About Dividend Miles & Preferred

Earning miles

Dividend Miles is our frequent flyer program. Earn miles when you fly with US Airways and our airline partners. You can also earn miles with our hotel partners, credit cards and other partners.

What does the merger with American Airlines mean to Dividend Miles members?

For now, we'll continue to maintain our separate programs – Dividend Miles and AAdvantage® – but with added perks for each other's members. Rest assured, any mileage balance or elite status you have earned is safe and secure and will continue to be honored.

And as of January 7, 2014, you can earn and redeem Dividend Miles on American Airlines flights. All miles, points and segments you earn on eligible American flights are Preferred-qualifying and count toward elite status in the Dividend Miles program.

    Using your miles

    To book travel with miles, just go to usairways.com.

    How to qualify for Preferred status

    The Dividend Miles Preferred program helps make your travel experience more comfortable and rewarding and boasts the most generous upgrade policy of any airline.

    To qualify for Preferred status, you have to fly a certain number of miles or segments within a calendar year on US Airways or any of our airline partners. When you fly in First or Business Class on US Airways, you earn 50% more miles toward Preferred status.
    Take a look at our Preferred benefits and learn why it pays to be a Preferred member.


    How to qualify

    Preferred status
    Silver
    Gold
    Platinum
    Chairman's
    Annual Preferred-qualifying miles
    25,000
    50,000
    75,000
    100,000
    Annual Preferred-qualifying segments
    30
    60
    90
    120


    Preferred benefits on US Airways flights

    Upgrades
    Silver
    Gold
    Platinum
    Chairman's
    Unlimited complimentary upgrades to First Class (contiguous U.S.,
    Alaska, Canada, CentralAmerica, Mexico & Caribbean)
    Companion upgrades
    First Class mileage upgrade fee waived (Business Class upgrade fees apply)
    Complimentary upgrades to/from Hawaii/Europe/South America
    and the Middle East
     
     
     
    Yes*
    Miles
    Silver
    Gold
    Platinum
    Chairman's
    Preferred bonus miles for flights on US Airways and select partners
    500-mile segment minimum
    Discounts and waivers
    Silver
    Gold
    Platinum
    Chairman's
    First checked bag (free of charge)
    Second and third checked bag (free of charge)
    Award processing / quick ticketing fee waived
    US Airways Club membership discount
    MoveUp fee waived
    Even more benefits with Special Dividends
    Airport and inflight experience
    Silver
    Gold
    Platinum
    Chairman's
    Special Preferred seats (including exit row)
    oneworld status
    Priority check-in, security lanes and early boarding
    Personal reservations service
    Priority standby
    Priority baggage handling
    Guaranteed seating


    *Chairman's members receive four one-way e-Certificates for travel to/from Europe, Hawaii, South America and the Middle East (2 for each member, 2 for companions). An additional premium tax may apply upon existing some transatlantic destinations. Terms and conditions aply.that can be redeemed for travel to Europe/Hawaii (two for members, two for companions). **We issue a complimentary Club membership to members who fly 150,000 (or more) miles or 150 segments in a calendar year.


      Preferred benefits on American Airlines flights

      Silver
      Gold
      Platinum
      Chairman's
      Miles
      Preferred bonus miles for for flights on American
      25%
      50%
      75%
      100%
      500-mile segment minimum
      Discounts and waivers
      First and second checked bag (free of charge)
      Third checked bag (free of charge)
      Award processing / quick ticketing fee waived
      Airport and inflight experience
      Preferred seats (including exit row)
      Main Cabin Extra seats
      Yes***
      Priority check-in, security lanes and early boarding
      Priority standby
      Same-day standby
      Priority baggage handling



      Learn about preferred seats on aa.com
      Learn about same-day flight changes and standby on aa.com

      ***For Silver Preferred members, Main Cabin Extra is 50% off for advance reservations or free at check-in.