Old Feb 15, 19, 10:44 am
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Join Date: May 2004
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Originally Posted by flexluthor View Post
Transcon flight JFK - SFO (A321), about 7 days out. I'm Exec Plat on waitlist to upgrade with miles from econ to business.

Business class is filling up quickly but not a single First Class seat is occupied (10 seats empty).

If biz class does end up full before my upgrade clears, does AA bump up biz class passengers to First to accommodate EP upgrade with miles request?

Seems lose/lose for them/me to fly First empty when there's a revenue-generating (co-pay) EP upgrade on the biz class waitlist.

Any tips/insights appreciated.
They do not op-up to F from C unless C is oversold and they need to for operational reasons. If Y is oversold, they will upgrade Y to C and then C to F. They definitely will not do it to accommodate the upgrade list.

F will fill up with full mileage redemptions, full fare (most likely corporate contract) F, and non-revs.
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