Old Jan 4, 16, 6:50 pm
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SNA LAX
Programs: AA PLT
Posts: 116
Too few stickers - Need to buy ahead of clearing?

Sorry if this has been answered before but wanted clarification. Regarding the following:

"Boarding passes must be issued by an airline representative, subject to applicable seat availability and operational restrictions, and only upon presentation of your AAdvantage card and verification of the required number of upgrades in your upgrade account. The appropriate number of upgrades will be deducted from your electronic upgrade account at the time of travel."

So, do I need to make sure the proper number of stickers is in my account before my upgrade is cleared? Or will the upgrade confirm and then I can buy the extra ones necessary to fulfill it? Don't want to buy unnecessary 500 mile upgrades if I'm not going to be cleared. Never had an issue with having too few in my account. This is the first instance. Thanks and apologies if this has been asked before.
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