FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Problems booking KUP fare on AA with BA telesales
Old Dec 5, 06, 7:36 am
Boo Boo
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,132
Originally Posted by Gaza View Post
The problem I have when booking it with BA is the MIA-LAS-MIA legs do not seem to auto upgrade to First. Looking at the PNR on it shows Cabin/Booking Class as Economy/K. The seat map is also for the economy cabin.

I've called AA twice and spoken to people who had no idea what a KUP fare was and insisted that K class was economy.

The simple answer is to book on but that is 300 more than BA are quoting and also loses me the double miles bonus for using my BA AMEX.

I am beginning to think that KUP fares can only be booked by AA? Is this correct or should BA be able to book them?
Yes... I had similar problems in March/April this past year. I wanted YUP fare for MCO-LAX, SNA-DFW-IAH. I thought that booking it through BA would give me the extra BA Amex PP miles, BUT the BA agent could not be persuaded that YUP fares (economy fares booking straight into First) existed - think she thought that I was a nut case (probably true!). I gave up and booked on

Posted my experience here and other posters seemed to have had exactly the same experience.... annoying! But if BA doesn't want our money...

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