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davidtai Dec 14, 15 7:42 am

Earning AA EQ / Award miles etc. BA / British Airways (inc. upgraded flights)
 
I am very confused andfrustrated becuase I could not get a consistent answer from the AA representatives. Some said YES whilst some said NO

I had booked a round trip flying from KUL-LHR on the World Traveler Plus (T class) which was marketed and operated by BA.

The problem is I had successfully upgraded to the Club World by using the CX Asia Miles. So the fare class of the BA flights was changed to U. I'm a bit worried if the AA system would correctly post the miles into my AA account instead of earning nothing because those flights were upgraded from the fare class T to U.

Since the miles did not post automatically, I have already reqested the missing flight miles online. I understand the process takes time. But my concern is how long it takes for those miles to be posted becuase I've registered the fast track to elite status promotion. So I need to earn the required EQP between September 14 and December 23, 2015.

My theory is even though I flew AA's partner airline, I should have earned the miles based on the fare class of the tickets I bought rather than the fare class of the tickets I upgraded. The same situation also applies to the AA flight which was upgraded by AA miles, right? Please kindly correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank you for you time :)

Animgif Dec 14, 15 7:50 am

Every time I've booked with CX in PE and upgraded using Asia Miles into J I've had to call in afterwards and request mileage. Never been a problem getting it credited, but it's never happened automatically either. Can't say I've ever dealt with it on BA, however.

davidtai Dec 14, 15 8:01 am


Originally Posted by Animgif (Post 25861078)
Every time I've booked with CX in PE and upgraded using Asia Miles into J I've had to call in afterwards and request mileage. Never been a problem getting it credited, but it's never happened automatically either. Can't say I've ever dealt with it on BA, however.

Thanks for your input. May I know that did you wait for 15 days and sumit the request for missing flight miles online or you just call the AA representative directly after the trip?

Animgif Dec 14, 15 9:05 am

I ended up waiting each time, but that was mostly due to laziness.

MADPhil Dec 14, 15 9:10 am


Originally Posted by davidtai (Post 25861058)
But my concern is how long it takes for those miles to be posted becuase I've registered the fast track to elite status promotion. So I need to earn the required EQP between September 14 and December 23, 2015.

The time that matters is when you took the flight not when the miles post.

davidtai Dec 14, 15 9:21 am


Originally Posted by MADPhil (Post 25861374)
The time that matters is when you took the flight not when the miles post.

Oh that would be great! You answer gave me a huge relief.
Anyway, I'm a bit impatient because those flight would help me reaching the EXP status! :D

Thank you btw

no1cub17 Dec 14, 15 11:20 am

Wow - had no idea one can upgrade BA flights using Asia miles? Nicely done OP!

davidtai Dec 14, 15 11:00 pm


Originally Posted by no1cub17 (Post 25862033)
Wow - had no idea one can upgrade BA flights using Asia miles? Nicely done OP!

Quoted from the rules from the Asia Miles website.

For British Airways, only fare classes Y, B and H are eligible for Economy Class to Premium Economy Class (World Traveller Plus Class) Upgrade Awards. Only fare classes W, T and E are eligible for Premium Economy Class (World Traveller Plus Class) to Business Class Upgrade Awards. Upgrade Awards are only applicable from Economy Class to Business Class upgrades for flights without Premium Economy Class (World Traveller Plus). Only fare classes J, C, D, I and R are eligible for Business Class to First Class Upgrade Awards.

Be reminded that you could only upgrade the flights if both the outbound and the inbound trip cleared.

I hope it might help :)

tacostuff Dec 23, 15 7:32 am

No miles for flight upgraded from J to F?
 
Recently flew BA LHR-JFK (purchased AA flight No. but flew BA metal). I bought a paid J ticket, then used 35k AA miles to upgrade to F. Now, I'm not getting any miles for buying a J ticket. Does this sound right??

Dr. HFH Dec 23, 15 8:32 am

Are you getting no miles or Y miles? Call AAdvantage to get this straightened out. Probably just a mistake. No conspiracy here.

petewinca Dec 23, 15 8:39 am

I've had lots of problems with BA not crediting miles for flights flown on AA tickets. Just fill in in the online form for missing miles and make sure you keep your boarding pass.

fotographer Dec 23, 15 11:46 am

No miles for flight upgraded from J to F?
 
I have noticed that BA took longer to post miles on my last trip with them
Give it a few days you should be fine

Dave Noble Dec 23, 15 12:25 pm

If ir has credited as zero miles, then that is an error ; it may have incorrectly classed the flight as a reward 1st class flight

Both award and upgrades come from Z class

If this is the case, call AA and see about getting it fixed

If it just has not shown at all on the account, if the approipriate time has elapsed, put in a missing mileage request

ijgordon Dec 23, 15 2:29 pm

Let's hope this isn't BA following CX's lead on this.

Cliff notes: CX apparently has no longer been rewarding miles to AAdvantage members when paid tickets are upgraded with AsiaMiles, because the upgrade and reward booking code are identical. AA kept saying it was CX's decision whether to award miles, and CX kept saying "U" (or "Z") was not a mileage-earning class. It took a FedEx'ed letter to headquarters for AA to "cave" and award the miles itself.

Here's the resolution post, scroll up for the history.

tacostuff Dec 23, 15 11:14 pm

No miles for flight upgraded from J to F?
 
Thanks all. I've gotten no miles thus far for the BOS-JFK leg I upgraded to F, but the miles for my first segment (which was in J since it was a two-class aircraft) already posted to my account. I think I'm going to wait for the two weeks or so to pass and submit a missing miles request. I'll try to post an update later.


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