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Old Dec 27, 17, 8:03 am
  #2296  
 
Join Date: May 2007
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Originally Posted by Whodunit68 View Post

nope, BE not eligible for upgrades.
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...ic-economy.jsp

Restrictions

A ticket gets you a seat in Main Cabin, with restrictions:
  • 1 item that fits under the seat in front of you (no access to overhead bins)*
  • Seats assigned at check-in
  • Fees to choose a specific seat
  • Not eligible for upgrades
  • No flight changes or refunds
  • Board in last group*
Thanks for the link and the quick response.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 8:08 am
  #2297  
 
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Originally Posted by melrowgo View Post
Thanks for the link and the quick response.
a happy to. I hope this is the info you were looking for.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by Whodunit68 View Post

a happy to. I hope this is the info you were looking for.
Unfortunately, it was.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 8:54 am
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If an AA elite member books a domestic codeshare flight operated by AA but marketed by AS (i.e. AS flight number, AA metal), is that member still eligible for 500-mile upgrades?
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Old Dec 27, 17, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Howard View Post
If an AA elite member books a domestic codeshare flight operated by AA but marketed by AS (i.e. AS flight number, AA metal), is that member still eligible for 500-mile upgrades?
I am not 100% positive on this answer but I do not believe that you can use 500-mile upgrades if your reservation has a AS flight number. Per the terms and conditions they are valid on flights marketed and operated by AA.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Tommy Two Thumbs View Post
I am not 100% positive on this answer but I do not believe that you can use 500-mile upgrades if your reservation has a AS flight number. Per the terms and conditions they are valid on flights marketed and operated by AA.
you are correct. More about 500 mile upgrades on https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...e-upgrades.jsp
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Old Dec 28, 17, 11:13 am
  #2302  
 
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Mileage Credit for AS Flight #

Hoping one of the experts can tell me what this means. On 10/29 I flew from PDX-SFO, AS ticket/AS flight #/operated by VX/AAdvantage # in reservation and on boarding pass.
Didn't post, so filed a claim on 12/09. Today I got this in an e-mail:

And this is what I see in my account:

So, is it pending, rejected, or maybe stuck, and is VX having operated the flight the issue?

Thanks.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 11:24 am
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You are correct. You are not able to earn miles on flights operated by VX. In your case the flight was marketed by AS but operated by VX. Sorry.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 12:19 pm
  #2304  
 
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Need help on becoming proficient on the excellent AA spreadsheet by BRP (and others)

I have downloaded AAMILESTRACKER 1.9 - the excellent work by BRP(and others). I am not great at this stuff but am interested in learning whatever I need to to make a go of this amazing tool. I don't normally use spreadsheets but am willing to learn what I need to do. If someone could give me some pointers on the basics of making this spreadsheet "my own " I would so appreciate it. My end goal is to logically track and, also plan my travel this year in the hopes that I can make ExPlat for some part of 2018 and then for 2019. I have been close so many times and not within reach a few more. I was able to wing it in the past with estimating EQM but now with EQD's I have decide to figure it out once and for all.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 1:31 pm
  #2305  
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Originally Posted by garkster View Post
Hoping one of the experts can tell me what this means. On 10/29 I flew from PDX-SFO, AS ticket/AS flight #/operated by VX/AAdvantage # in reservation and on boarding pass.
Didn't post, so filed a claim on 12/09. Today I got this in an e-mail: <snip>

And this is what I see in my account: <snip>

So, is it pending, rejected, or maybe stuck, and is VX having operated the flight the issue?

Thanks.
Alaska operated by Virgin America doesn’t count for AAdvantage accrual.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 4:51 pm
  #2306  
 
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Originally Posted by Tommy Two Thumbs View Post
You are correct. You are not able to earn miles on flights operated by VX. In your case the flight was marketed by AS but operated by VX. Sorry.
Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Alaska operated by Virgin America doesn’t count for AAdvantage accrual.
Thanks folks.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 8:50 pm
  #2307  
 
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Originally Posted by AAExecPlatFlier View Post
If you have this approach and beliefs, beat to just let them expire and move on to other carriers.


We have moved on, actually moved back to United with over 800,000 miles lifetime for me. Tossing the miles is tempting but we do have to go to Vegas in July so why not use the miles to cover one way? I figure if we just do carry on bags they can't steal anything....

Thanks to everyone else for the suggestions. I guess I need to settle on my outbound travel date for July and make some plans.
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Old Dec 28, 17, 11:14 pm
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AA Award Upgrade

In the past I have read it was free to upgrade from economy to business award tickets for no fee, is that still the case? For example, booking an economy award for 40k, and then calling in and upgrading it to business for 30k more miles.

In addition, can I change from one partner to another partner if origin and destination stay the same. I'm worried about a short (2 hr) connection in Amman for TLV>AMM>JFK (all on RJ). If the first flight is delayed, will I potentially be able to rebook via Europe in Amman, or even before departing TLV?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 29, 17, 1:31 am
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2 hours is more than enough time to connect in AMM.

If therebis is an issue, RJ will be responsible for working out how to get u to JFK

Originally Posted by bosflyer93 View Post
In the past I have read it was free to upgrade from economy to business award tickets for no fee, is that still the case? For example, booking an economy award for 40k, and then calling in and upgrading it to business for 30k more miles.

In addition, can I change from one partner to another partner if origin and destination stay the same. I'm worried about a short (2 hr) connection in Amman for TLV>AMM>JFK (all on RJ). If the first flight is delayed, will I potentially be able to rebook via Europe in Amman, or even before departing TLV?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 29, 17, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by bosflyer93 View Post
In the past I have read it was free to upgrade from economy to business award tickets for no fee, is that still the case? For example, booking an economy award for 40k, and then calling in and upgrading it to business for 30k more miles.

In addition, can I change from one partner to another partner if origin and destination stay the same. I'm worried about a short (2 hr) connection in Amman for TLV>AMM>JFK (all on RJ). If the first flight is delayed, will I potentially be able to rebook via Europe in Amman, or even before departing TLV?

Thanks!
no to both. You cannot change the airline or the award type for free (unless EXP)
  • For awards involving travel on other airlines, origin or destination changes or changes to the airline(s) in the itinerary will incur a change fee of $150, even when retaining the same award type
  • Changes to the itinerary which involve different AAdvantage awards than originally ticketed require a reinstatement of the original award ticket, payment of the applicable award reinstatement fee, and a new award ticket issued
That said, people have had luck calling and moving from milesaver Y to J and having the fees waived. So, it is worth a shot.
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