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Old May 7, 08, 3:30 pm
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ESpen36
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Originally Posted by vrbaba View Post
Is that even possible, or was that a rhetorical remark? I am planning for next year and plan to confirm using miles, but if my travel pattern continues (which depends on projects), I will make EXP by then.


Not sure. I seem to remember a discussion a while back in this forum. I imagine that AA would discourage it given that an eVIP is worth something to you (and to AA), whereas the domestic complimentary upgrades have no value.

I know that a lot of people say that Hawaii is a lousy use of eVIPs because you could use them for EZE-ORD-DEL or NRT-LAX-LHR and they would be worth MUCH, MUCH more. But, sadly, I don't always fly such routes, and eVIPs have an expiration date. I'm flying to Hawaii for a part-MR, part-vacation, and I want to be guaranteed my upgrade!
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