Complimentary Upgrades on American (AA)

Old Jun 29, 22, 8:41 am
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Date: 7/1/2022
Route (Please bold if failure): SFO - DFW
Flight Number: AA 2640
Status (MVP, Gold, 75K, 100K): 75K
Aircraft: Airbus A321

Fare Class: L
Date purchased: 4/9/22
Cleared: 72 hrs (I believe - it's a redeye and saw the upgrade cleared this AM)

My first upgrade cleared on AA - welcome especially as it's a red-eye flight.
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Old Jun 29, 22, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by ssk244 View Post
Date: 7/1/2022
Route (Please bold if failure): SFO - DFW
Flight Number: AA 2640
Status (MVP, Gold, 75K, 100K): 75K
Aircraft: Airbus A321

Fare Class: L
Date purchased: 4/9/22
Cleared: 72 hrs (I believe - it's a redeye and saw the upgrade cleared this AM)

My first upgrade cleared on AA - welcome especially as it's a red-eye flight.
Nice to see the upgrade prior to the gate. At least with the L fare, you will earn 100% EQM in Mileage Plan.

James
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Old Jun 29, 22, 12:40 pm
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Date: 7/2/2022
Route (Please bold if failure): DFW - YYZ
Flight Number: AA 1993
Status (MVP, Gold, 75K, 100K): 75K
Aircraft: Airbus A319

Fare Class: L
Date purchased: 4/9/22
Cleared: 72 hrs

Woo the 2nd leg of my trip just cleared as well! This one has a very small first class cabin so I was pleased to see this. Must be an elite-lite flight.
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Old Jun 29, 22, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by ssk244 View Post
Date: 7/2/2022
Route (Please bold if failure): DFW - YYZ
Flight Number: AA 1993
Status (MVP, Gold, 75K, 100K): 75K
Aircraft: Airbus A319

Fare Class: L
Date purchased: 4/9/22
Cleared: 72 hrs

Woo the 2nd leg of my trip just cleared as well! This one has a very small first class cabin so I was pleased to see this. Must be an elite-lite flight.
Nice again! Is it an A319 with 8F? If so, the few times I flown them, they had gogo inflight wifi, as opposed to Panasonic. If you have a gogo inflight subscription or a T-mobile phone, you likely will have internet access.

James
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Old Jun 29, 22, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
Nice again! Is it an A319 with 8F? If so, the few times I flown them, they had gogo inflight wifi, as opposed to Panasonic. If you have a gogo inflight subscription or a T-mobile phone, you likely will have internet access.

James
Yup with 8F - that's great! I have T-mobile
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Old Jun 29, 22, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by ssk244 View Post
Date: 7/2/2022
Route (Please bold if failure): DFW - YYZ
Flight Number: AA 1993
Status (MVP, Gold, 75K, 100K): 75K
Aircraft: Airbus A319

Fare Class: L
Date purchased: 4/9/22
Cleared: 72 hrs

Woo the 2nd leg of my trip just cleared as well! This one has a very small first class cabin so I was pleased to see this. Must be an elite-lite flight.
And you'll get access to the Admiral's Club too.
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Old Jun 30, 22, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by ual744777sta View Post
And you'll get access to the Admiral's Club too.
I think my AS lounge membership includes Admiral's - but yes also a great perk!
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Old Jun 30, 22, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by ual744777sta View Post
And you'll get access to the Admiral's Club too.
Because international, correct?
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Old Jun 30, 22, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by tobikosan View Post
Because international, correct?
I got access to the flagship lounge when I was upgraded to business class on JFK-LAX a couple of weeks ago.
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Old Jun 30, 22, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by tobikosan View Post
Because international, correct?
Yes
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Old Jun 30, 22, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by tobikosan View Post
Because international, correct?
Originally Posted by ual744777sta View Post
Yes
Temporary change of policy. Prior to the change, access to the Admirals Club on flights to Canada & Mexico, other than Mexico City was not granted on Business class itineraries.

Qualifying First and Business

Includes customers in First or Business on a qualifying departing or arriving international, transcontinental or other domestic flight marketed and operated by American, a oneworld airline or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.

For a limited time: Starting April 1, 2021, qualifying international flights will include flights between the U.S. and Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Temporary changes at clubs and lounges

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Old Jul 1, 22, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by SeaLuggageLover View Post
I got access to the flagship lounge when I was upgraded to business class on JFK-LAX a couple of weeks ago.
Domestic Flagship service Includes flagship lounge. Its the only domestic routes that get lounge access.
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Old Jul 2, 22, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by ual744777sta View Post
Yes
FYI They're not allowing flights to Canada in the Flagship lounge 🤷‍♀️
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Old Jul 3, 22, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by ssk244 View Post
FYI They're not allowing flights to Canada in the Flagship lounge 🤷‍♀️
Yeah I was referring to the AC, not the Flagship lounge.
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Old Jul 3, 22, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Kurt View Post
I am not confident that we are eligible for this trip. On my paid AA tickets I see "upgrade eligible" or similar in the AA app; I do not see that for this reservation. But it is just Denver-Phoenix R/T, which is 616 miles, and we are in MCE, which has free drinks now, apparently, so missing out would not be heartbreaking. Plus it's two A319s with 8 F seats so not great odds anyway.

Edited to add: I was wrong; it now shows "REQUESTED" for Upgrade Status for both flights. I had forgotten that sometimes it takes a few hours or maybe a day after making a reservation for it to show up.

Now I'm wishing we were on an A321 with 16 or 20 F seats. LOL.
I didn't realize it took so long for the upgrade requested label to show up on AA flight reservations--I just booked an AA trip (on AA.com) and with my 75K MP # it of course allowed me to select MCE seating but the upgrade requested isn't showing up right away. I'm just use to Alaska bookings where "First Class Waitlisted" shows up almost immediately. How long are most people seeing that it takes to show up on AA? I'm assuming it's just a IT delay of some sort.
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