Star Alliance member benefits

Star Alliances

There’s no better way to get around the world

Star Alliance is a leading global airline network. Through codeshare agreements and cooperation, Star Alliance member airlines offer customers a convenient global reach and an efficient,seamless travel experience.

As a Dividend Miles member, you earn miles when you travel with any Star Alliance member airline. If you're Gold, Platinum or Chairman's Preferred, you also qualify for Star Alliance Gold status. If you're Silver Preferred, you also have Star Alliance Silver status. With status, you'll enjoy lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority boarding and more.

Star Alliance member benefits

Star Alliance Silver

Star Alliance Gold

Chairman's, Platinum & Gold Dividend Miles members
Silver Preferred Dividend Miles members
Priority standby*
Priority waitlisting
Waitlist on other Star Alliance flights**
Priority check in
Get through the lines faster
Priority baggage handling
Your bags are unloaded first
Extra baggage allowance
1 additional piece of luggage
Priority boarding
Board with First and Business Class passengers***
Lounge access
Available worldwide for you and a friend†

Building the new American. Together

On March 30, 2014, we’ll be exiting Star Alliance and plan to join the oneworld® alliance on March 31, 2014, which means our Dividend Miles members can look forward to mileage earning and redemption opportunities, reciprocal elite benefits and lounge access on oneworld carriers.

Terms & Conditions


*Please allow up to two weeks for your Star Silver or Star Gold status to be recognized on our Star Alliance partners. MoveUp fee applies when you are confirmed on a flight within 6 hours of your original scheduled departure time; not permitted for Star Alliance Award tickets; government restrictions apply in Brazil. **Not permitted on award tickets. ***Where available. †Guests must enter with eligible Star Alliance Gold Customer. Star Alliance Gold lounge access not available when traveling domestically in North America; or from North America to Latin America or the Caribbean. (However, restrictions shall not apply and lounge access shall be permitted when traveling to SJO, GDL and MEX.) Travel itinerary must include at least 1 international trans-border flight to qualify for Star Gold lounge access on the corresponding Star Alliance airline.