Old Apr 24, 17, 1:40 pm
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: From MCI, now living in DFW
Programs: AA PLT, AC; Avis PP, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 917
Another data point: when checking in for a flight a few weeks back, I was short on e500s, and purchased two during the check in process on the App, using my Plat card. A couple days later, an $80 credit showed up against my allowance.

I know that upgrades purchased directly from AA.com have never counted, but this appears to be a workaround (albeit with limited applicability)
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