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Will I keep upgrade / seat / baggage allowance / etc. after losing status?

Old Feb 5, 18, 2:45 am
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So I lost my Elite Gold Status and am now just a member.

However my my boarding pass still shows group 4 and “Priority” will the Machine throw a hissy fit if I try to board in group 4?

I still have my economy plus seat. They never bumped me to the back after the status drop
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Old Feb 5, 18, 8:14 am
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No, you should be good to board with the group on your pass. your BP may in fact still say GOLD on it anyway if your reservation hasn't changed. I flew a couple days ago after dropping from PLT to GLD and I received all platinum privileges, including upgrades on 2/3 segments.
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Old Feb 5, 18, 3:19 pm
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Booked a 1-flight one-way as a Gold late last month for mid-February travel and now I'm a kettle. When I booked I paid for MCE at the Gold discount price and selected a seat. Out of habit I clicked the "request an upgrade" box (had/have enough 500 upgrade certs). There's no option online to "un-click" the upgrade request.

My concern is I will get the upgrade (it happens to Golds sometimes!), the GA realizes I'm a kettle and bumps me down to a regular economy seat and then offers me MCE at full price, should an MCE seat even be available. Could this actually happen?

My secondary concern is that I'm not upgraded, but the GA might see I'm a kettle and downgrades me from MCE to regular economy because I didn't pay the kettle MCE price. Is this a possibility of happening?

If either scenario happens, could I get a refund on my MCE reservation?
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Old Feb 9, 18, 12:23 am
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Just checked into my flight for tomorrow. Looks like I no longer have “status” I have boarding group 6. But my premium seat remain in tack.
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Old Feb 9, 18, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by Oakshadow View Post
Booked a 1-flight one-way as a Gold late last month for mid-February travel and now I'm a kettle. When I booked I paid for MCE at the Gold discount price and selected a seat. Out of habit I clicked the "request an upgrade" box (had/have enough 500 upgrade certs). There's no option online to "un-click" the upgrade request.

My concern is I will get the upgrade (it happens to Golds sometimes!), the GA realizes I'm a kettle and bumps me down to a regular economy seat and then offers me MCE at full price, should an MCE seat even be available. Could this actually happen?

My secondary concern is that I'm not upgraded, but the GA might see I'm a kettle and downgrades me from MCE to regular economy because I didn't pay the kettle MCE price. Is this a possibility of happening?

If either scenario happens, could I get a refund on my MCE reservation?
I think your concern on the first point is more likely than the second one, in any case you are covered by the terms and conditions if that happens:
  • American Airlines reserves the right to assign or reassign a Main Cabin Extra or a Preferred seat at any time, for operational, safety or security reasons. In situations where this occurs and you're not reseated into a like seat you will be eligible for a refund.
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Old Feb 9, 18, 11:04 am
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Usually unless a change happens, your status is stamped as what it is when you book. For example, if you book as a PLT but then qualify for EXP before flying that trip, it still shows you as PLT (unless you call in and have them remove and re-add the FF#). Similarly, if you were PLT when you booked and lost status, barring a change, it will still show you as PLT.
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Old Feb 9, 18, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Usually unless a change happens, your status is stamped as what it is when you book. For example, if you book as a PLT but then qualify for EXP before flying that trip, it still shows you as PLT (unless you call in and have them remove and re-add the FF#). Similarly, if you were PLT when you booked and lost status, barring a change, it will still show you as PLT.
Thats different than what I experienced this time. I was Gold when i booked. And I was still showing gold when I flew out 2/5. I have not made any adjustments to my flight and when i checked in yesterday my boarding pass shows I’m a lowly member but I preserved my MCE seat

this is going to look weird for my expenses for having no baggage fee outgoing but incoming I’m going to have a baggage fee.
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