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

Elite program updates

The 2015 AAdvantage program

In the second quarter of 2015, we’ll reach the next milestone on our path to integration by bringing the Dividend Miles program into the American Airlines AAdvantage® program, creating one of the largest airline loyalty programs in the world.

  • If you have AAdvantage and Dividend Miles accounts, we’ll give you the opportunity to match your accounts in 2015 so we can combine your award mileage, elite-qualifying activity and million mile balances from both programs.
  • Don’t have an AAdvantage account? We’ll create an AAdvantage account for you and will automatically transfer your existing balances from your Dividend Miles account.

Upgrades in the 2015 program

Upgrades will still be different on American and US Airways flights until we have a single reservation system at the end of next year.

Preferred benefits charts

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.


1 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.

2 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.

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

4 Preferred upgrades at check-in on American-operated flights within/between the U.S. (including Hawaii) and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Central America. Upgrades are complimentary for Chairman's Preferred members. Gold, Platinum and Silver Preferred members may upgrade for $30 per 500 miles of travel.