1.5X bonus miles for Y-UP fare?

 
Old Feb 20, 06, 6:10 pm
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1.5X bonus miles for Y-UP fare?

Last week I flew EWR-DFW on a return segment where I requested a coach fare on the website, but was offered a First seat on the return segment. The EXP desk agent told me this was a Y-UP fare - the fare class showed up as "A" on my BP.

When I reviewed the miles posted to my account for this flight, I was awarded 1.5X "bonus" miles. 1376 base miles, plus 2064 bonus miles (listed on the same line in the miles summary on the web site). As expected, I also received 1.5X QP for this segment.

I've never purchased an F seat before - is this how it always works? I knew that the QP's would be 1.5X for full-fare or premium class purchases but I've never seen any rules offering bonus mileage before.
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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:12 pm
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The answer is - Yup! B and Y class fares earn 1.5 EQP per EQM, along with J and F cabin fares from I to F. Miles earned should theoretically be the miles flown and your 100% bonus, but on occasion I have received an additional bonus. I am not sure if this is the difference between a common YxxUP and YUPP or just a computer glitch, but for some reason I wasn't motivated to call and inquire.


Added later: Class of Service bonus miles are NOT guaranteed with YUP fares - though some of us have received them, it can be so capricious as receiving them one way, not the other. Please read the complete thread for more on this issue...

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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:13 pm
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It's called a "Class of Service (COS)" bonus. Look here .

Note that these are not bonus EQMs, however, just regular miles.

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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver
The answer is - Yup! B and Y class fares earn 1.5 EQP per EQM, along with J and F cabin fares from I to F.
I knew about the point bonus - but I actually also earned a MILES bonus.
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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by brp
It's called a "Class of Service (COS)" bonus.
ah - I guess I never noticed that before on the web site. thanks!
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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:18 pm
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That's what I was addressing - I received an unexpected bonus, because near as I can tell by purchasing a YUP fare and flying in an F cabin I did not earn any Class Of Service bonus miles, any more than if I upgraded using miles, points, VIPs or my firstborn. But maybe brp has something here... we'll see.

Hey, I like gifts like that... I never look the bearer of gift miles in the mouth.

Originally Posted by slicktop
I knew about the point bonus - but I actually also earned a MILES bonus.
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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:23 pm
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I upgraded my SFO-DFW-DCA flights with miles this past Friday. (Thank goodness based upon the madhouse scene at both gates, I don't think I would've cleared). The flights were booked into A as is the norm, but have posted to my account as C class, and I received 125% of the miles.
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Old Feb 20, 06, 6:31 pm
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I hope AA is making a hAAbit of this - I checked my spreadsheets and saw I have earned no COS on some YUPs, and COS on others. I do recollect a discussion (I'm too lazy to look right now, ) on the different YUP fares - YUPP and YxxUP, so to speak, and maybe that gives the reason. Or maybe AA is just getting generous in IT's old age.
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Old Feb 21, 06, 1:07 pm
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The same thing happened to me as flyastrojets in this thread. At first I wondered if some of these transcons were somehow still loaded as AFS flights, where an upgrade would be to C class. However, that is obviously not the case. On my last two trips, this has happened on the outbound, but not the return.
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Originally Posted by flyastrojets
I upgraded my SFO-DFW-DCA flights with miles this past Friday. (Thank goodness based upon the madhouse scene at both gates, I don't think I would've cleared). The flights were booked into A as is the norm, but have posted to my account as C class, and I received 125% of the miles.
I have yet another slightly-different data point - I did a miles upgrade on LGA-ORD-LAS last Friday, booked in A as expected, and the miles posted today with the class indicated as F and the 50% COS bonus. I've only seen F and Y for that class indicator (though I've never flown business on a 3-class other than stickers, so I don't know what I'd expect it to show).

On the other hand, when I did miles to AUA in January, the class showed up as Y and we did not get any COS bonus. I guess this is due to the special case of both mileage-upgrade and discount-First booking into A for 2-class domestics. (Wasn't there another letter of the alphabet they could use for that one?)
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