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Old Jan 18, 19, 1:04 am
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zippy_sd
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Programs: AA EXP, HH Gold, Marriott Gold, Avis Preferred Plus
Posts: 13
Is he paying for the chance?

Originally Posted by JJeffrey View Post
You just have to keep an eye out on your reservation at aa.com to see if you've been upgraded. Or set an alert at ExpertFlyer for C space on your DFW-CDG segment and give AA a call whenever it appears and ask them to process your upgrade.

And PLT Pro is oneworld Sapphire, so you have access to any of the business class lounges along your way. This includes the Flagship Lounge at ORD and the temp Premium Lounge at DFW. On the way home, you can visit either the CX lounge or Admirals Club at CDG as well.
Am I correct in thinking that the miles/$ aren't actually charged unless/until the upgrade processes? And second question, assuming you haven't checked in for the flight yet, are these "paid" upgrades prioritized ahead of status and/or SWU upgrade requests?

Appreciate your knowledge!
-Z
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