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AA 2 class Domestic US50 First re-coded as J, D, I, R, C Nov 12, 2016

AA 2 class Domestic US50 First re-coded as J, D, I, R, C Nov 12, 2016

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AA two class First in US 50 states have been recoded to J, D, I, R and C

AA has announced two class USA 50 states First class will be recoded as D, J and I. To occur 12 Nov 2016, simultaneously with the next schedule change, tickets for travel 11 Jan 2017 and later will be reissued to show the new coding (JonNYC). (The seating and service will remain as it is now; only coding will be changed to allow future coding for AA's new Premium Economy class.)

The current "F" cabin on two class US50 will be changed to "C"

F will be recoded to J
A will be recoded to D (discount F)
P will be recoded to I

X will be recoded as R
A will be recoded as C (upgrade)


c/o BoardingArea

See "American Airlines Memo Details New Fare Booking Classes to Support Sale of Premium Economy" by Gary Leff on October 13, 2016 link

Updates by sensei; updated by JDiver 14 Nov 2016

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Old Sep 24, 16, 6:43 pm
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Exclamation AA 2 class Domestic US50 First re-coded as J, D, I, R, C Nov 12, 2016

Domestic non-transcon F to be booked as/info J-- will still be branded/marketed as "first" however.

International and 3-cabin transcon will still book as/into F
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:08 pm
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Domestic non-transcon F to be booked as/info J-- will still be branded/marketed as "first" however.

International and 3-cabin transcon will still book as/into F
Does this mean saver awards will book into U - and that avios will only charge double for shorter flights?
When does this go into effect?
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:09 pm
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...so I assume awards will now book into U instead of Z - and perhaps the cost of awards with BA Avios will decrease?
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:18 pm
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Please note that title should read "re-coded" not recorded.

The current thinking (others, not mine) is that no, this will not decrease the cost of domestic F awards using avios, but I don't personally have those details.
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:26 pm
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What's the implication?
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by oysterhead43 View Post
What's the implication?
My read is simply that due to the moving of -P- to premium economy, this was simply a way of making up for the lack of that bucket in controlling first class inventory/pricing.

I'm not as this juncture aware of any noteable impact on members, although I won't be surprised if I'm missing one/them.
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by oysterhead43 View Post
What's the implication?
The mileage accrual on other OW programs will be in that case lowered if the code is J instead of F
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Jeff_ View Post
The mileage accrual on other OW programs will be in that case lowered if the code is J instead of F
That appears, to me at this point, to be the biggest impact of this change.
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Old Sep 24, 16, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by oysterhead43 View Post
What's the implication?
That they finally acknowledge they do not have a First Class product?
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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:01 pm
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That they finally acknowledge they do not have a First Class product?
No, I really don't think that comes into play here at all.
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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
My read is simply that due to the moving of -P- to premium economy, this was simply a way of making up for the lack of that bucket in controlling first class inventory/pricing.

I'm not as this juncture aware of any noteable impact on members, although I won't be surprised if I'm missing one/them.
I wonder whether there will be any impact on availability of upgrade awards (that currently book into 'A').

Also, any idea on the timeline for implementing the change?
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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:10 pm
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The biggest change of this will be the upgrade bucket changing from a shared revenue/non-award booking class "A," which is usually abundant and confirmable without any issues, to the elusive non-"revenue" bucket, "C," like international business class upgrade, which is far less available. Bravo, AA, Bravo!
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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:12 pm
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Probably much easier when trying to coordinate partner/OW itineraries, given that others have Business as the premium cabin on 2-cabin services.
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Old Sep 24, 16, 8:13 pm
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R will replace X. Hence, C will likely replace A.

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I wonder whether there will be any impact on availability of upgrade awards (that currently book into 'A').
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That appears, to me at this point, to be the biggest impact of this change.
I suppose this means BAEC TP runners will receive J rather than F TPs?
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