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Old Jun 17, 06, 9:15 am
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ijgordon
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This used to be available on AA several years ago, but they stopped allowing the practice. And yeah, keep in mind that the fare difference between full J and full F could easily be a few thousand $ one-way (e.g., on JFK-LHR one-way J = $4524 and F = $6586, so $2000+ difference). However, this still often ended up being cheaper than buying an upgradeable J ticket (though technically all Biz tickets were upgradeable at that point) and using the miles upgrading to F. I believe that's why AA stopped allowing it.
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