On June 30th American Airlines will revise its boarding groups to make two changes. The two top elite levels in the AAdvantage program will be able to board earlier.
Members of American’s ’75K’ elite tier, Platinum Pro, will have their status elevated to emerald level in the oneworld alliance. That means they’ll also receive 3 free checked bags (instead of just two) and they’ll board with other oneworld emerald members – group two rather than their current group three.
And to maintain some of the distinction between the Platinum Pro level and the higher ‘Executive Platinum’ (100K) tier, Executive Platinum members will board with group one instead of group two. Of course this wouldn’t be an airline if group one was the first group to board.
Here’s the new boarding order at American Airlines, starting June 30, 2021:
|Concierge Key||Concierge Key Member|
|Group 1||First Class, Business (when that’s the most premium cabin)|
|AAdvantage Executive Platinum|
|Active duty U.S. military with I.D.|
|Group 2||AAdvantage Platinum Pro, oneworld Emerald, Business Class (when there’s First)|
|Group 3||AAdvantage Platinum, oneworld Sapphire|
|Group 4||AAdvantage Gold, oneworld Ruby, AirPass, Premium Economy,|
|Citi Executive cardmembers, Paid ‘Priority’ Boarding, Corporate Contracts|
|Group 5||Main Cabin Extra, AAdvantage Credit Card|
|Group 6||AAdvantage Members, Group 6 Boarding Pass|
|Group 7||Group 7 Boarding Pass|
|Group 8||Group 8 Domestic, Basic Economy (Europe & South America)|
|Group 9||Domestic Basic Economy (U.S., Canada, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean)|