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Old Aug 30, 09, 12:54 pm   #1
 
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500 mile upgrades- can you transfer/use for someone else

My dad and I both have Gold. He has a bunch of 500 mile upgrades but NEVER flies AA. Is there a way for him to use his 500 mile upgrades on my flights? Should I just try talking to a CSR and seeing if they will make an exception?
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Old Aug 30, 09, 1:32 pm   #2
 
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Won't happen. He can use his "stickers" on companions who are flying with him. As you are EXP, that won't do much for you.

Bennies are for those who earn them. They hope that they won't all be used, thus saving them money.

You can ask CS anything you like. Don't expect it to happen, though.

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Old Aug 30, 09, 2:26 pm   #3
 
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My dad and I both have Gold. He has a bunch of 500 mile upgrades but NEVER flies AA. Is there a way for him to use his 500 mile upgrades on my flights? Should I just try talking to a CSR and seeing if they will make an exception?
Your profile shows you as EXP so why do you need your Dad's stickers for your upgrades

As explained in the FAQ sticky at the top of the forum, you cannot transfer 500-mile upgrade stickers to someone not travelling with you. That sticky also tells you what you can do with stickers you may not otherwise be able to use:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...check-out.html
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Old Aug 30, 09, 2:38 pm   #4
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Your profile shows you as EXP so why do you need your Dad's stickers for your upgrades
Huh?

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Old Aug 30, 09, 2:42 pm   #5
 
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My profile was outdated. I now have gold and should have plat in a few weeks.

sry for the confusion
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Old Aug 30, 09, 3:07 pm   #6
 
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Huh?
The OP updated it after my post - it was showing AA EXP before.
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Old Aug 30, 09, 3:26 pm   #7
 
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My profile was outdated. I now have gold and should have plat in a few weeks.


Your "join date" states March 2009 - how does one drop from EXP to GLD in 6 months?

Anyway, you can not transfer 500 mile upgrades from one account to another, nor can you use the upgrades from another account (unless, of course, you are traveling on the same slight wiht that account holder).
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Old Aug 30, 09, 6:51 pm   #8
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Your "join date" states March 2009 - how does one drop from EXP to GLD in 6 months?
It's AA's new "hard landing." Haven't you heard?

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Old Aug 30, 09, 7:03 pm   #9
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It's AA's new "hard landing." Haven't you heard?

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Ouch! EXP to Gold in the middle of the year? That's harder than the landing from being asked to step outside at 35,000 feet!
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Old Aug 30, 09, 9:32 pm   #10
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Your "join date" states March 2009 - how does one drop from EXP to GLD in 6 months?
Busted!
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Old Aug 30, 09, 10:56 pm   #11
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Busted!
No kidding, on March 26 he stated he was EXP
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...ose-ba-ib.html
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Old Aug 30, 09, 11:01 pm   #12
 
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No kidding, on March 26 he stated he was EXP
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...ose-ba-ib.html
Not defending impostors or anything, but maybe he created an account and is asking questions for everyone in his family, some of whom are EXP and others GLD?
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Old Aug 30, 09, 11:21 pm   #13
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Not defending impostors or anything, but maybe he created an account and is asking questions for everyone in his family, some of whom are EXP and others GLD?
I don't buy it..
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Old Aug 31, 09, 6:39 am   #14
 
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I don't buy it..
Me neither. In this post, the OP definitely states that it is HE who is EXP but then seems to be equating it to OW Sapphire

BA and IB treatment on AA EXP's

EXP, OW Sapphire to GLD all in the same membership year Quite possible in reverse as one works one's way up the tiers but not this way round
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Old Aug 31, 09, 7:09 am   #15
 
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Me neither. In this post, the OP definitely states that it is HE who is EXP but then seems to be equating it to OW Sapphire

BA and IB treatment on AA EXP's

EXP, OW Sapphire to GLD all in the same membership year Quite possible in reverse as one works one's way up the tiers but not this way round
I've seen other people get confused about AAdvantage Executive Platinum and Platinum levels before. There are some people who think they are simply different names for the same thing.

I can understand this to a certain extent if a person is not that well acquainted with the terms of the programme and doesn't read the membership guides or the plethora of information regarding the same on aa.com, and perhaps AA are a little bit to blame for not differentiating the names of the levels a little better (cf. Delta's Silver/Gold/Platinum, BA's Blue/Silver/Gold, etc.). After all, they both have the word platinum in them, so they must be the same, right? [/tongue in cheek]

However, the bottom line is that there really is no excuse for not knowing, since the information is out there and freely available. In the interests of fair play though, let's give the OP the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is an honest mistake and not an attempt to subvert the entire AAdvantage programme, or even Flyertalk
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