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Upgrades Options by AA operated flight but BA marketed and stock

Old Sep 12, 18, 3:05 pm
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Upgrades Options by AA operated flight but BA marketed and stock

My company booked me on BA but because the ticket was purchased via BA, I can't upgrade nor am I able to use my miles nor status to upgrade to PE or Business Class. When I check in, if seats are available, will I be given the option to purchase an upgrade to PE or Business?
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Old Sep 12, 18, 5:06 pm
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You may be offered an LBFU if there is a lot of space. But unfortunately , as it is BA marketed there is no way to use miles/copay or SWUs.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 5:47 pm
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Is it a BA codeshare on an AA flight ot is it just an AA flight booked via BA?
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Old Sep 12, 18, 6:01 pm
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Ya no go for me either I have flight to London Friday aa metal BA paper
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Old Sep 13, 18, 2:18 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
as it is BA marketed there is no way to use miles/copay or SWUs.
BA*AA flights (Y and B booking classes only) can be upgraded with AA miles. The issue here is that the ticket was issued on 125 (BA) stock. Some members here claim that AA does not care about the ticket stock but it seems that AA does.
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Old Sep 13, 18, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
Is it a BA codeshare on an AA flight ot is it just an AA flight booked via BA?
Ticketed via BA on an AA operated flight.
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Old Sep 13, 18, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by ilkhats44 View Post
Ticketed via BA on an AA operated flight.
Not who issued the ticket but what is the flight number? is it a BAxxxx flight number or an AAxxx number
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Old Sep 13, 18, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
Not who issued the ticket but what is the flight number? is it a BAxxxx flight number or an AAxxx number
BA flight number


Originally Posted by Andriyko View Post
BA*AA flights (Y and B booking classes only) can be upgraded with AA miles. The issue here is that the ticket was issued on 125 (BA) stock. Some members here claim that AA does not care about the ticket stock but it seems that AA does.
yes, they care. Denied!

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Old Sep 13, 18, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by ilkhats44 View Post


yes, they care. Denied!
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BA flight number
-that- is the reason you were not able to upgrade, -not- the reason you were replying to (AA-issued ticket vs. BA-issued ticket on a AA operated/AA #'d segment.)
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Old Sep 14, 18, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by ilkhats44 View Post
yes, they care. Denied!
Did you meet the other condition (being booked in Y or B booking classes if it is a BA-coded flight)?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:12 am
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Here is the flight information from the ticket:

Flight BRITISH AIRWAYS BAXXXX (AMERICAN AIRLINES)
DEPARTURE London Heathrow (LHR - Terminal 3) ARRIVAL Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (DFW - Terminal D)
Booking status Confirmed Flight duration 10:15 (non-stop)
Equipment Boeing 777-300er Passenger Meal available Lunch
Class Economy/Coach (B)
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:16 am
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The booking class is eligible for an upgrade to Premium Economy ( if there is award availability) however , as per https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...r-airlines.jsp

Reservations booked through a source other than American Airlines must include at least one flight with an American Airlines flight number in order to be eligible (includes codeshare flights operated by British Airways or Iberia but booked as an American Airlines flight number.)

Do you have any flight in your itinerary that is booked as an AA flight number? If so, then you meet the eligibility requirements , otherwise you will have to settle for travel in economy ( or pay fare difference )
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:48 am
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Do you have any flight in your itinerary that is booked as an AA flight number? If so, then you meet the eligibility requirements , otherwise you will have to settle for travel in economy ( or pay fare difference )
No, just BA.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:54 am
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Look like my only option will be to get a LBFU on check in. Will I be able to check in on AA.com for the AA operated flight from LHR-DFW?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 4:01 am
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Look like my only option will be to get a LBFU on check in. Will I be able to check in on AA.com for the AA operated flight from LHR-DFW?
You will, I believe, check in on the BA website - I would not expect to get any discounted offer at check in for an AA operated flight

You would have a better chance if you were to switch to a BA flight
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