rumor : new upgrade co-payment effective 01dec04

 
Old Oct 5, 04, 8:49 am
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It is true...

A co-pay of $250 will be required to claim mileage Upgrade Awards used with most Discount and Deep Discount Economy fares when traveling between North America and Europe, Japan and Deep South America, effective December 1.

I'm not clear at this moment if the above is round-trip or each-way ( I was afraid to ask.) Additionally, I don't know applicability to VIP upgrades.

Also effective December 1 will be the discontinuance of the upgrade awards between Latin America and Europe.
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Old Oct 5, 04, 8:53 am
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Old Oct 5, 04, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
I'm not clear at this moment if the above is round-trip or each-way
my bet would be $250 eAAch wAAy.
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Originally Posted by fly co to see the yanks
my bet would be $250 eAAch wAAy.
That would be anybody's bet.
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Originally Posted by fly co to see the yanks
my bet would be $250 eAAch wAAy.
No wAAy!!! Given that upgrade awards are one-way it only makes sense that this charge would be per segment. This really stinks!
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
A co-pay of $250 will be required to claim mileage Upgrade Awards used with most Discount and Deep Discount Economy fares when traveling between North America and Europe, Japan and Deep South America, effective December 1.

I'm not clear at this moment if the above is round-trip or each-way ( I was afraid to ask.) Additionally, I don't know applicability to VIP upgrades.

Also effective December 1 will be the discontinuance of the upgrade awards between Latin America and Europe.

Will this be on top of expedite fee if the upgrade is requested within 21 days?
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:09 am
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How many of us have extolled the virtues of AA being about the only carrier to allow "upgrades from any published fare?"

And, practically everyone that came in and said "Tell me why AA is so great," heard all about it.....how AA was soooo superior to CO and UA in this regard......

So, this is our thanks AA!!!!????
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
A co-pay of $250 will be required to claim mileage Upgrade Awards used with most Discount and Deep Discount Economy fares when traveling between North America and Europe, Japan and Deep South America, effective December 1.

I'm not clear at this moment if the above is round-trip or each-way ( I was afraid to ask.) Additionally, I don't know applicability to VIP upgrades.

Also effective December 1 will be the discontinuance of the upgrade awards between Latin America and Europe.
So, are we talking about just G Q N S, or H K L W V fares as well?
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:14 am
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[QUOTE=LLZ]How many of us have extolled the virtues of AA being about the only carrier to allow "upgrades from any published fare?"
QUOTE]

I was just saying this to my boss this morning who has been DL Plat for years and years. It's because of the upgrades from any fare that he just enrolled in the Gold Challenge and will steer more of his flying to AA.
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:26 am
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So, if we wanna upgrade minus this AA enhancement, we have to upgrade before December 1?
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:30 am
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This is going to result in LESS $$$ for AA from me. Instead of giving AA 50k miles to upgrade a $900 coach fare r/t to Europe, I'm now going to use those miles for the trip itself, and deny AA $900.

It's not like AA was losing Business seats to upgrades as opposed to paying customers -- they wouldn't release a seat unless they were sure they weren't going to be able to sell it... now J will surely be a little less crowded on many flights.

If many other people are like me, then these seems like a lose-lose situation for AA (in terms of goodwill/PR and $$$).

[Thought - could this be an indication of a new and improved J cabin? A J cabin which they think will pull in more full-fare flyers as opposed to upgrades? Just dreaming...]
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:31 am
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I switched to AA and ExPlat because of the 8+8 eVips and upgradeable discount fares (for miles and not dollars), but as soon as I switiched, the 8+8 was slashed to just 8. Now this, sorry folks for being such a jinx.
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by TWA Guy
I was just saying this to my boss this morning who has been DL Plat for years and years. It's because of the upgrades from any fare that he just enrolled in the Gold Challenge and will steer more of his flying to AA.
And now AA's gone and made liars out of us....<<<------ya hear that AA!
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Originally Posted by JonNYC
That would be anybody's bet.
This move hardly comes as a surprise - once AA moved to a 2-cabin lonhaul model, a restructuring of the intl. upgrade regime was inevitable.
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Old Oct 5, 04, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by LLZ
And now AA's gone and made liars out of us....<<<------ya hear that AA!
Those bAAstards!
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