AA DFW-HNL Y-UP fare [AMEX MR - will I get downgraded?]

 
Old Aug 11, 15, 12:56 pm
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AA DFW-HNL Y-UP fare [AMEX MR - will I get downgraded?]

This question is in conjunction with the Amex promotion allowing targeted people to redeem MR points for AA or UA flights but they will be booked as a revenue fare ticket on AA. A business class ticket between DFW-HNL is 37.5k miles/MR points o/w but would be booked as a F fare class through this program.

When I inquired through Amex about redeeming 2 tickets from DFW-HNL, they offered a Y-UP fare with an automatic upgrade into business fare class I for 20k MR points o/w, cost of an economy award, but warned that a downgrade is possible if oversold or change of aircraft.

With fare class I, what is if any the likelihood of being downgraded if choosing the Y-UP fare? The passengers would have no status with AA.
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Old Aug 11, 15, 1:56 pm
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Downgrade is very unlikely. I'd jump on this before they change their mind.
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Old Aug 11, 15, 3:25 pm
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Booked Y-UP fare, shows confirmed into first with code P.
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Old Aug 11, 15, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by benallen View Post
Booked Y-UP fare, shows confirmed into first with code P.
Amazing. I'm actually shocked Amex would pay for that and not for the lowest coach fare.
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Old Aug 11, 15, 5:28 pm
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Damn. So jealous of the folks who were targeted for this trial. I would be spending MR like mad.
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