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Questions benefits executive platinum (whilst flying US)

Old Oct 5, 14, 8:29 pm
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Questions benefits executive platinum (whilst flying US)

Do I have any executive platinum benefits flying Us airways like complementary meal or upgrades?
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Old Oct 5, 14, 10:13 pm
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Yes. On U.S. air in coach... Only snack item. No buy on board meal. Upgrade at check in only. Can waitlist at airport
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Old Oct 6, 14, 5:13 am
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Good luck with the snack item, I've had zero luck on US as a AA ExPlat. Three times I've asked for a free snack, each time I get the 'those aren't the rules on US Air' treatment. I've tried to argue the point, but it looks stupid for start an argument over an airline snack.

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Old Oct 6, 14, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by randidliyo View Post
Good luck with the snack item, I've had zero luck on US as a AA ExPlat. Three times I've asked for a free snack, each time I get the 'those aren't the rules on US Air' treatment. I've tried to argue the point, but it looks stupid for start an argument over an airline snack.

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The FA on a US RJ flight last week gave me a complimentary cocktail last week (2 bottles actually!), I was in the exit row... I rarely fly US so it surprised me. When I asked how much he told me they were on the house.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 8:10 am
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I echo the sentiment on the “good luck with the meal” comment. It is variable at best. I had one flight where they proactively gave me a piece of paper where the FA wrote his name and “free drink.” On another, nothing. I didn’t ask, as I didn’t really like what they had anyway, and I didn’t feel like debating the matter.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 8:20 am
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I've had zero luck getting any kind of snacks/drinks on the Cactus with my EXP card. Granted, I've only flown a handful of rather short flights on US this year. I'm usually told that this policy has not been extended to US Airways yet. Personally, I question whether or not it will ever be extended to US.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 11:32 am
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In theory, you should get snacks on board as EXP. I think this benefit was only recently published a couple of days ago(?correct me if I'm wrong)
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Old Oct 6, 14, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by jona970318 View Post
In theory, you should get snacks on board as EXP. I think this benefit was only recently published a couple of days ago(?correct me if I'm wrong)
You are correct. EXP and CP elites just started getting free snacks and a complimentary beverage on US Airways operated flights as of October 1, 2014.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by iAdam View Post
You are correct. EXP and CP elites just started getting free snacks and a complimentary beverage on US Airways operated flights as of October 1, 2014.
That's what I heard. Due to the ORD mess, I was rerouted onto US. On my Sept 27 US flight I inquired about discount or free for EXP, and F/A said they heard some thing would be implemented Oct 1.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 5:07 pm
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Is this documented anywhere? I imagine a printout from the US website would help with the FAs.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Bttc View Post
Is this documented anywhere? I imagine a printout from the US website would help with the FAs.
It's on both AA and US.com
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Old Oct 6, 14, 7:56 pm
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US: http://www.usairways.com/en-US/divid...chairmans.html

AA: http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/m...p#addlBenefits (scroll all the way down)
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Old Oct 6, 14, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by jona970318 View Post
It's on both AA and US.com
I must be blind, but I see no reference that EXP get free snack/drink on US Air mainline, however, it does mention that CP gets it on US & AA.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 6:32 am
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Comp. snack and drink

You have to dig for a bit, but it's there.

There's also language (somewhere) pointing out different snack offerings on US v. AA. On AA, it's pretty generous, on US, it's only a "snack", not any offering on the menu.


http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/el...fits-chart.jsp

AAdvantage elite status member benefits for travel on US Airways
Effective January 7, 2014

Benefits Executive Platinum Platinum Gold
Elite status bonus miles 100% 100% 25%
Minimum mileage guarantee
Upgrades on eligible US Airways flights, when available, at check-in
First/Business class check-in
Priority through security
Priority boarding
Priority baggage delivery
Complimentary access to Preferred seats
Complimentary checked bags (3) (2*) (1)
Move Up fee waiver (similar to American's Same Day Confirmed Flight Change)
Complimentary snack and alcoholic beverage in the Main Cabin
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Old Oct 15, 14, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by randidliyo View Post
Good luck with the snack item, I've had zero luck on US as a AA ExPlat. Three times I've asked for a free snack, each time I get the 'those aren't the rules on US Air' treatment. I've tried to argue the point, but it looks stupid for start an argument over an airline snack.

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Asked about it today on US Express, FA wouldn't budge. She said I was the second person who asked today, and that I should contact customer service.
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