Do they ever round DOWN on upgrade stickers?

 
Old Sep 29, 02, 8:54 pm
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Do they ever round DOWN on upgrade stickers?

I just flew LAX - STL and upgraded with stickers both ways. The one way distance was 1590 miles and I got 8 stickers subtracted. Is this normal? I seem to remember only using 3 stickers to fly to ORD. Maybe I'm mistaken. Grrr.....
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Old Sep 29, 02, 8:57 pm
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if it was 1550 it'd be 3 stickers, 1551 is 4 each direction.
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Old Sep 29, 02, 9:20 pm
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And if for some reason you connected through Chicago to get extra miles (or what you had to do before the TWA purchase) it would have cost you five each way - four to Chicago and one to St. Louis. Ouch. So even on your non-stop flights, it would take you 20,000 flown miles to earn the 8 required upgrade certs.
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Old Sep 29, 02, 9:37 pm
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To answer your question, no.
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Old Sep 30, 02, 4:54 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by wAAnderlust:
I just flew LAX - STL and upgraded with stickers both ways. The one way distance was 1590 miles and I got 8 stickers subtracted. Is this normal? </font>
Perfectly normal. The fixed buffer is 51 miles. Simple as that!
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Where are you getting 51 miles from? Isn't it 50?

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Old Sep 30, 02, 10:09 am
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I recently upgraded DFW-ELP at the gate. AA.com lists this flight as 551 miles and two stickers to upgrade. When all was said and done, only one sticker was deducted from my account.
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Old Sep 30, 02, 10:17 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by FewMiles:
Where are you getting 51 miles from? Isn't it 50?

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No, it's 51. Definitely.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by PaydAAy:
I recently upgraded DFW-ELP at the gate. AA.com lists this flight as 551 miles and two stickers to upgrade. When all was said and done, only one sticker was deducted from my account.</font>
That's correct, because of the 51 mile buffer. The buffer isn't programmed into aa.com, it's only in Sabre.
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Old Sep 30, 02, 12:28 pm
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Oh ok! I see they've changed to 51 miles... must be the plethora of flights which are 551 and 1051 mi. Just wait until the guys flying 51 miles here about this!

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Old Sep 30, 02, 12:41 pm
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Good thing - since DFW-STL is 550 miles. But I seem to remember reading here on the baords some other high volume route which ended in 51 miles, which is why they bumped it up by 1 mile.

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Flew in STL-FLL this morning and asked about the sticker upgrade and was quoted as 3 stickers for a flight which was 1056 miles. Its nothing that can be overidden, but i guess the GA was in a great mood and just gave me the UG comped. Nice way to fly home early in the morning .

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Old Sep 30, 02, 6:01 pm
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What I'd like to see is an upgrade mileage bank. If you're upgraded then the actual flight mileage is deducted from the bank. Instead of earning four stickers for every 10,000 elite miles you would earn 2,000 upgrade miles. If you upgrade a 1,056-mile trip then 1,056 upgrade miles are deducted instead of 1,500 miles worth of stickers.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by tlglenn:
What I'd like to see is an upgrade mileage bank. If you're upgraded then the actual flight mileage is deducted from the bank. Instead of earning four stickers for every 10,000 elite miles you would earn 2,000 upgrade miles. If you upgrade a 1,056-mile trip then 1,056 upgrade miles are deducted instead of 1,500 miles worth of stickers.</font>
And while we're at it, I'd like to see all service out of AUS on all Flagship-configured (no coach, no biz, just a whole big F cabin) 777s, please.

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