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JDiver Jan 24, 19 2:13 pm


Originally Posted by Nile_US (Post 30696336)
In the SWU giveaway thread, some people say make sure you have "conformable space". Does that mean they want to check availability? If yes, how do I check that? I don't have expertflyer.

The SWU donor wants to feel assured the SWU will actually be used, rather than merely waitlisted and lost. Confirmable upgrade space could be ascertained by using ExpertFlyer (which offers free trials) or by calling AA.

Nile_US Jan 24, 19 3:49 pm


Originally Posted by JDiver (Post 30696374)
The SWU donor wants to feel assured the SWU will actually be used, rather than merely waitlisted and lost. Confirmable upgrade space could be ascertained by using ExpertFlyer (which offers free trials) or by calling AA.

I completely understand. But, if I call AA and say I know someone who is willing to donate his/her SWU to me, will that be a problem? How do I get that information from AA without violating any policies, if any?

Thanks.

JJeffrey Jan 24, 19 6:18 pm


Originally Posted by Nile_US (Post 30696778)
I completely understand. But, if I call AA and say I know someone who is willing to donate his/her SWU to me, will that be a problem? How do I get that information from AA without violating any policies, if any?

Thanks.

You're not violating any policies by calling AA and asking if there is upgrade space, and it is perfectly fine for members to donate SWUs to anyone they choose.

Nile_US Jan 24, 19 7:00 pm


Originally Posted by JJeffrey (Post 30697240)
You're not violating any policies by calling AA and asking if there is upgrade space, and it is perfectly fine for members to donate SWUs to anyone they choose.

Thanks for the quick response.

Steph G. Jan 24, 19 8:18 pm

PHX-ORD Business Class Seats
 
Hello, I usually only read the BA forum, so please excuse my ignorance in this forum. Is there a thread here that would show what kind of seats AA has in business class on flights from PHX-ORD? I was able to use some Avios to book a round trip flight in business this summer and just wondered what the seating was like. Thank you in advance. (I did try to search and couldn’t find a thread about this. I believe the plane will be a 737.)

JDiver Jan 24, 19 8:37 pm


Originally Posted by Steph G. (Post 30697582)
Hello, I usually only read the BA forum, so please excuse my ignorance in this forum. Is there a thread here that would show what kind of seats AA has in business class on flights from PHX-ORD? I was able to use some Avios to book a round trip flight in business this summer and just wondered what the seating was like. Thank you in advance. (I did try to search and couldn’t find a thread about this. I believe the plane will be a 737.)

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...s-ife-etc.html

and more specifically, for the 737 types, https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...7-max-8-a.html.

Shadowfactor Jan 25, 19 10:48 pm

Do AA Gold or Platinum get their choice of Seat when flying AA Marketed but British Airways Operated flights for Basic Economy Fares ?

I read the AA disclaimer that Basic Economy must pay for seat selection but then it goes on to say that British Airways has their own rules for Seating and boarding.
It lists that as a benefit of OW Ruby or Sapphire for seat selection.

Does that apply for a companion as well if they are listed on the same PNR

Flyertalker1 Jan 26, 19 5:16 am

Question re: checked baggage cutoff and gate check.

have not checked baggage in over a decade, forgot the window was 45 minutes roughly for cutoff.

wasnt thinking and went to check-in counter and they auto rebooked me on standby for alter flight.

wouldnt it have been easier to just Gate check luggage? Flight and connection were both light loads.

Thinking getting pushed back to a alter standby flight wasn’t worth it.

JJeffrey Jan 26, 19 5:46 am


Originally Posted by Flyertalker1 (Post 30702640)
Question re: checked baggage cutoff and gate check.

have not checked baggage in over a decade, forgot the window was 45 minutes roughly for cutoff.

wasnt thinking and went to check-in counter and they auto rebooked me on standby for alter flight.

wouldnt it have been easier to just Gate check luggage? Flight and connection were both light loads.

Thinking getting pushed back to a alter standby flight wasn’t worth it.

If your bag would have made it through TSA (i.e. small enough to fit through the x-ray and no large liquids) then yea, you could have easily gone straight to the gate and check-it there to bypass the 45 minute cutoff.

JockBossBob Jan 26, 19 6:17 am

Hi, I cant find how many miles a Premium cabin flight would earn, is there a chart or equation anywhere please?
It's specifically for LAX-AKL return for a newbie, no AAdvantage membership, miles or anything (yet) it's usually Delta.
Thanks

Shadowfactor Jan 26, 19 6:33 am


Originally Posted by JockBossBob (Post 30702754)
Hi, I cant find how many miles a Premium cabin flight would earn, is there a chart or equation anywhere please?
It's specifically for LAX-AKL return for a newbie, no AAdvantage membership, miles or anything (yet) it's usually Delta.
Thanks

If you signup for an AAdvantage account and login while doing the booking. It will display everything just before coming to the payments page.

guv1976 Jan 26, 19 7:57 am


Originally Posted by Shadowfactor (Post 30702780)
If you signup for an AAdvantage account and login while doing the booking. It will display everything just before coming to the payments page.

Of course, it's also possible to credit AA flights to some other FFP, like BA or Iberia. The aa.com website shows the mileage accrual rates for each of AA's partner airlines.

JDiver Jan 26, 19 8:19 am


Originally Posted by JockBossBob (Post 30702754)
Hi, I cant find how many miles a Premium cabin flight would earn, is there a chart or equation anywhere please?
It's specifically for LAX-AKL return for a newbie, no AAdvantage membership, miles or anything (yet) it's usually Delta.
Thanks




First, you can see AA miles accrual here: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...n-airlines.jsp

You can learn about accrual on AA and partners here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...-partners.html

And you can learn how to earn AA Gold or Platinum Elite status via a Status Challenge shortcut here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...ge-2017-a.html

Be sure to read the Wikiposts at the top of the page in the two FlyerTalk threads.

Youncan see fairly accurately the miles flown here: Great Circle Mapper

JockBossBob Jan 26, 19 9:33 am


Originally Posted by JDiver (Post 30703030)
First, you can see AA miles accrual here: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...n-airlines.jsp

Ah, got it, thanks folks - from that link it appears that miles earned are based solely on the $$$'s spent, not the miles flown nor the cabin class, pity. I was demented searching for that last night, Thanks.

JDiver Jan 26, 19 9:57 am


Originally Posted by JockBossBob (Post 30703267)
Ah, got it, thanks folks - from that link it appears that miles earned are based solely on the $$$'s spent, not the miles flown nor the cabin class, pity. I was demented searching for that last night, Thanks.

Flying AA on a normal (not special, e.g. AA Vacations, etc. - you might check AA Vaca to determine if you’d save significantly using them for at least three hotel overnights) fare, EQD are based on your base fare plus carrier imposed fees.

EQ Miles are earned based on distance (miles flown) and fare class.

Award miles are based on passenger status and dollars spent, again base fare and carrier imposed fees.


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