systemwide upgrade info needed

 
Old Feb 17, 06, 2:51 am
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systemwide upgrade info needed

A very newbie question...

What's the lowest fare class for which sytemwide upgrades may be used? Is there any co-pay associated with using these upgrades as with international mileage upgrades?

At the moment, I'm being forced to fly AA from LAX-DFW-SCL in economy, and am balking at the prospect. I recently zeroed out my AA FF account after switching over to United, and was looking to possibly do a trade using my United miles. Is the value typically the same as with UA SWUs -- i.e. 30,000 miles for one systemwide?
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Old Feb 17, 06, 3:06 am
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AA's SWUs are called EVIPs. There is no co-pay when upgrading with EVIPs. They seem to trade for 25,000-30,000 miles on Coupon Connection.
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Old Feb 17, 06, 3:37 am
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Thanks! And the lowest fare class for which they can be used?
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Old Feb 17, 06, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by icedancer
Thanks! And the lowest fare class for which they can be used?
I think they can be used from any mile earning fare class.
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Old Feb 17, 06, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by icedancer
Thanks! And the lowest fare class for which they can be used?

it's the same as mileage upgrades, so just about all published fares except:

Fares booked in I or O, or fares booked in Q between North America and Asia, Europe, India or South America are not upgradable
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Old Feb 17, 06, 7:26 am
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Fares booked in I or O, or fares booked in Q between North America and Asia, Europe, India or South America are not upgradable
http://www.aa.com/apps/AAdvantage/Vi...artnersContent


Also see page 14 of the EXP guide.
http://www.aa.com/content/images/AAd...tinumGuide.pdf


Edited to add: I see it's already been answered. Oh, well. I'll leave the links.

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