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Old Sep 7, 15, 5:08 am
Join Date: Jul 2010
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 203
Upgrading an economy fare flying AA


I posted the below in the BA forum as I normally fly BA:

Due to my company travel policy I am only allowed to book economy class with AA and they won't let me pay the difference in fare between Economy and First which is a pain. I'm flying internal from CLT to LAX and it would only cost me 300 to Fly F with AA which means a cool 420TPs

Does anyone know if there is a way to book Economy with AA and then go into the AA manage my booking equivalent and upgrade to First? Can this be actually be done or am I likely to end up booking an Economy class ticket which is then impossible to upgrade using ?

Thanks for your help as always!

In essence, I want to take the opportunity to pay to upgrade from economy to F between CLT and LAX by paying difference of fare. Am I able to do this online in the AA Reservation tool? Or is it not possible to do this if I book a certain class of ticket / fare type - it looks like it will be Economy N type of fare.

Also, the key thing is, if I pay to upgrade will I then collect the extra Avios and Tier Points?
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