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SWU giveaway (strictly freely given - no asking, no quid pro quo): 2018 Edition

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  • Asking for SWU passes is not permitted! Donors will post here, and members are welcome to communicate via PM from there. If you don't see an open request, don't ask for one.

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Old Jan 9, 19, 1:51 am
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Old Jan 9, 19, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by lovefly88 View Post
Is there a way to search online at AA website for confirmable space?
If the itenarary starts on 1/31, overnight layover in ORD, long haul on 2/1 will that be alright since it started on Jan 31?
Are there taxes and fees assosciated with it?

this is incredibly generous of y’all and if I had them I would do the same.
I don't think the flight on 2/1 will be eligible, since it departs after the expiration of the SWUs.
In the old days this had a chance to work, but here is another thread describing how AA has deployed software to prevent agents from applying SWUs before expiration to flights departing after 1/31,
In general, no taxes and fees. In practice, there are some cases. IE if your flight originates from the UK, AA collects the extra luxury tax charged to passengers in premium cabins.

As far as searching for confirmable space, most people use EF, but only the paid version works for this.
Another (only if you're logged in an EXP account) is to start a reservation and see if AA shows 'systemwide upgrade' options.
This will not tell you how many seats are available for upgrades, but it will tell you if there are any.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:57 am
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EDIT: ALL USED, none left.

I have 3 expiring SWUs to giveaway. Please PM with Flight To/From, Date, # of SWUs required, and If there is confirmed space/waitlist.

If I receive multiple PMs, Preference will be given to confirmed space and longer flights.

EDIT - these are expiring on Jan 31, 2019, so can't be used on flights beyond.

Last edited by vrbaba; Jan 19, 19 at 10:08 am Reason: expiring on Jan 31, none left
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:41 am
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Just wanted to say thanks to anyone who goes through the trouble of calling aa to get a stranger an upgrade
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:47 am
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I have 2 to giveaway - PM with confirmable flight.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:57 am
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Still more avialable

SWU available. PM please.

email [email protected] if you prefer.
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Last edited by zzoomm; Jan 10, 19 at 12:23 pm Reason: update 2:22pm EST, Jan 10, 2019
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:22 pm
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Old Jan 9, 19, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Just wanted to say thanks to anyone who goes through the trouble of calling aa to get a stranger an upgrade
I'm totally with Nuhusky here. I'm bowled over by the generosity & really appreciate the length folks are willing to go to help out an unknown fellow flyer.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Long Train Runnin View Post
I have tried to give mine away to some friends and family.

I have 3 I am willing to give away.

Please check for C space before PMing me.

Thanks.
HUGE shoutout to Long Train Runnnin! Your gift is extremely generous, I will be toasting you with Krug in Flagship Dining at JFK next week. Thank you!
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by badjuju View Post
I have 2 to giveaway - PM with confirmable flight.
PM’d.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:22 pm
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2018 SWU's expiring soon

Hello All,
I have some SWU's expiring at the end of this month that I will not use. If someone can use them on a flight(s) that are available to confirm upon calling, please let me know. Have a good weekend.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 6:23 pm
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PM'ED
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Old Jan 13, 19, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by emikelaw View Post
Hello All,
I have some SWU's expiring at the end of this month that I will not use. If someone can use them on a flight(s) that are available to confirm upon calling, please let me know. Have a good weekend.
I previously PM'd you but please kindly ignore - another angel already helped me out - thank you anyways!

Originally Posted by badjuju View Post
I have 2 to giveaway - PM with confirmable flight.
Hi badjuju, I previously PM'd you but please kindly ignore my message - another angel already helped me out. Thanks again!

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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:56 am
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Hi all, I’ve got 1 SWU to giveaway. You know the deal, PM me if you’ve got an international flight before the end of January that has confirmable upgrade space.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by zzoomm View Post
SWU available. PM please.

email [email protected] if you prefer.
Cleared LHR-DFW tomorrow! Cheers to zzoomm!
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