Be Preferred

The Dividend Miles Preferred program helps make your travel experience more comfortable and rewarding. Plus, if you're Preferred, now enjoy many elite benefits when you fly on American Airlines.

Preferred qualification

Preferred benefits charts


We’re updating our baggage policies effective for tickets issued on American Airlines flights on/after April 8, 2014 and for tickets issued on US Airways flights on/after April 23, 2014. Gold and Platinum Preferred members will be allowed to check 2 bags when flying in Main Cabin and up to 3 bags when traveling in First or Business Class. Chairman’s Preferred members will be able to check up to 4 bags free of charge in First Class.

Also, starting April 23, 2014, the First Class mileage upgrade fee will no longer be waived for Preferred members.

Above and Beyond employee recognition program

The Above and Beyond program is your opportunity to help us recognize those employees you feel have gone out of their way to help you.


*Chairman's members receive 4 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 exiting some transatlantic destinations. Terms and conditions apply.

**If you have a US Airways ticket, you get priority standby on US Airways operated flights only. If you have an American Airlines ticket, you get priority standby on other American operated flights only.

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