Old Jan 9, 16, 3:04 pm
MiamiAirport Formerly NY George
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Originally Posted by SpaceCoastBill View Post
I am Gold and I am not really getting the AA upgrade method so I thought I would ask someone who knew instead of calling AA.

I know I am eligible for upgrade 24 hours out. I don't have any stickers in my bank, but if the upgrade is available I would buy them.

My question is...... if I am eligible for an upgrade would I get a notification and a chance to buy 500 mile stickers or do they need to be in the account ahead of time?

I cannot see the logic of buying these ahead of time if they are non refundable.....
You will not need them ahead of time. They will need to be in your account when you check in for your flight when you are upgraded. Once you get the notice of an upgrade go online and buy the required number of stickers or buy them when you check in at a kiosk. They will cost for if you purchase them from a check in agent.
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