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Old May 7, 08, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by vrbaba View Post
If I am using miles (15k, right to HNL?), do the miles get deducted at the time of confirmation? That would mean AA needs to re-instate the miles, which just seems like a non-AA thing to do for free :P
Yes, as soon as your upgrade clears, the miles will be deducted and you will need to pay the copay. Redepositing mileage costs $100, so it's not recommended if you can avoid it. EXPs have to pay the redeposit fee as well.

The advantage of eVIPs is that they have no expedite or redeposit fees.

Certainly miles are more valuable than eVIPs, but for 4k+ mile trip, eVIP is a good use if you dont do much intl travel.
I agree. Especially since the addition of the copay to Hawaii.

Side question: Do miles only upgrade a segment, or an entire one-way itinerary?
Mileage upgrades and eVIPs both allow you to upgrade one way up to three segments. Segments on AE or AX do not count toward the three (obviously).
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