Old Jan 24, 08, 4:27 pm
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CloudCoder
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA & UK -- AA EXP 3.5MM, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat, Avis President's Club
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Originally Posted by iamthehpt View Post
When I check in for an international flight, I occasionally get a message that "I can upgrade to business class for $X." Has anyone had success in renegotiating their requested fee -- for instance, we'll pay $X for one upgrade if you throw one in for my traveling companion for free?
AA's $X number is -not- just another random number. It's based on the distance of the flight. Every time a certain city-pair has this option available, it's always the same price. So the passengers is really left with one simple choice: either pay the price (and upgrade), or don't pay the price (and don't upgrade).
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