Old Jan 4, 16, 11:24 am
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chrisremo
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: SFO
Programs: AA Platinum, SPG Gold
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Originally Posted by Resident View Post
You hold on to any 500mi stickers you have (no expiration) and could use them in the future if you regain status.



Very interesting. Has anyone else experienced/can others confirm this "stickiness"?
It's certainly sticky in the OTHER direction—i.e., when I moved from no-status to Gold, and from Gold to Plat, my reservations booked when I was at the lower level did not recognize my higher level at the time of flight. Once I caught on to this, I made sure to always call and have them "refresh" my reservations so I'd be in the proper place on the upgrade list, but it meant that my first flight as a Gold, I didn't even have a chance to get upgraded and I didn't realize why at the time.

I know that's not quite the same as the poster's question but I think it provides evidence of general status stickiness on reservations.
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