Being Preferred

To qualify for the next Preferred level, you'll need to earn a certain number of Preferred-qualifying* miles or segments within a calendar year.

It's easy to earn Preferred-qualifying miles. Just buy a flight on US Airways, American Airlines or any of our airline partners.* And, earn 50% more when you fly First or Business Class.

Qualifying for the next level





Preferred-qualifying miles needed25,00050,00075,000100,000
Preferred-qualifying segments needed306090120

Once you reach the required number of Preferred-qualifying miles or segments, you'll be automatically upgraded to the next Preferred level and maintain that level until the end of the program year.** Please allow for up to 7 days for your new status to take effect.

For example, a Gold Preferred member who reached 75,000 Preferred-qualified miles in June 2013 would be upgraded to Platinum status and would continue to enjoy that status through February 2015.

Million mile flyers

When you fly one million miles with US, we'll upgrade you to Silver Preferred for as long as you remain an active Dividend Miles member.*** To keep your account active, just earn or redeem miles with US Airways or our partners within a consecutive 3-year period.

Buy up to Preferred

Buy Preferred status based on how many miles or segments you need.

Trial Preferred

Enjoy Preferred benefits for 90 days while you earn your way to Preferred status.

Special Dividends

Terms & Conditions

*The number of Preferred-qualifying miles you'll earn is based on actual miles, or on actual segments flown on qualifying paid tickets, whichever is greater. (There are certain discounted fares, like industry discounts, which don't count toward Preferred status.) However, if you're a Preferred member you will earn a 500 mile minimum per segment. Segments that count toward Preferred status include segments flown under one flight number, regardless of the number of take offs and landings. Only miles earned on American Airlines or oneworld alliance airlines are Preferred-qualifying miles. ** Preferred-qualifying miles or segments flown January 1 - December 31, 2013 count toward Preferred status in 2014. 'Program year' is defined as March 1 - February 28. *** Includes flight miles earned on US Airways, US Airways Express and US Airways Shuttle only. Bonus miles, partner flight miles and other partner miles do not count toward million mile status.