Old Sep 29, 13, 7:07 am
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Philly
Programs: AA Plat
Posts: 200
Absolutely. I was silver for years, then made Gold one year due to a huge long-haul trip. The upgrade rates were so much better that I go out of my way (and spend a few extra $) to ensure I make Gold ever since.

I don't track my upgrade percentage, but unless I'm flying PHL/BOS or PHL/PHX, I typically get upgraded. Since my wife and I try to find off-peak times for vacation flights, we nearly always get upgraded together on vacation trips as well. That is definitely worth it to me... keeping her happy that is.
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