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JDiver Jan 13, 19 4:31 pm


Originally Posted by Bradhattan (Post 30650559)
Hello FT: I am new EXP. I have a couple award tickets booked. I found better flights and put those on 5 day hold. Should I book the tickets on hold and then cancel the other award tickets? As EXP there is no cost, correct?

Thank you!

I might call and do this, IMO. No charge to redeposit the cancelled awards either way.

cheme24 Jan 13, 19 6:57 pm

Recently, I missed my AA flight booked with a non-refundable ticket. I was stuck in some heavy traffic and I ended up canceling my flight about 20 minutes before boarding and booking an award flight that departed a few hours later. Is there any chance I can recover at least a portion of the funds I used to book the original ticket?

guv1976 Jan 13, 19 7:27 pm


Originally Posted by cheme24 (Post 30650978)
Recently, I missed my AA flight booked with a non-refundable ticket. I was stuck in some heavy traffic and I ended up canceling my flight about 20 minutes before boarding and booking an award flight that departed a few hours later. Is there any chance I can recover at least a portion of the funds I used to book the original ticket?

Was this an international flight, or a domestic one? On domestic flights, AA has an informal "flat tire" rule, and likely would have accommodated you on the next available flight at no additional charge -- had you not cancelled.

As far as getting a refund on the ticket you cancelled, I would not hold my breath.

cheme24 Jan 13, 19 7:33 pm


Originally Posted by guv1976 (Post 30651069)
Was this an international flight, or a domestic one? On domestic flights, AA has an informal "flat tire" rule, and likely would have accommodated you on the next available flight at no additional charge -- had you not cancelled.

As far as getting a refund on the ticket you cancelled, I would not hold my breath.

It was a domestic flight. I called them to rebook me on the next flight, but the next available flight did not work for me since it was too late. I was able to book a much earlier flight using AA miles, but for some reason it was not available when the CS representative spoke to me.

guv1976 Jan 13, 19 8:51 pm


Originally Posted by cheme24 (Post 30651087)
It was a domestic flight. I called them to rebook me on the next flight, but the next available flight did not work for me since it was too late. I was able to book a much earlier flight using AA miles, but for some reason it was not available when the CS representative spoke to me.

Calling was probably a mistake. Just show up late at the ticket counter, and you will be re-accommodated. If a flight was available for mileage redemption, it is likely that an agent at the airport would have put you on it.

jnewstadt Jan 13, 19 10:43 pm

AA Basic Economy family travel on BA transatlantic codeshare
 
Just booked RT Basic Economy MCO-LGW for myself, spouse and four kids (ages 6-13) on AA.com. Flights are codeshare BA. Since I'm AAdvantage Gold and an AA Aviator cardmember I believe I get one free checked bag, even if flying BE. Do each of us get one free checked bag, or only me? Further, will BA assure that we sit with our kids without us purchasing seats?

nldogbert Jan 14, 19 1:20 am

Rolling EQD's - How to understand
 
Hi,

Although I've been quite a long time EXP, previously I've never had much issues satisfying during my 12-month cycle the requirements to requalify. However since the crazy AAdvantage team increased the EQD this year to 15000, this is going to be an issue for me to requalify - therefore based on my upcoming travel for the coming months, I am afraid I will not make it so am deciding now if I should jump ship over to BA to maintain my status (I currently am able to maintain a lower status on BA since I do credit some short J-class flights to BA).

1) I was reading and I see that on the AA page, they do state about this 'Rolling EQD's'. However it is not clear to me how this works - at the end of 2018, I had about 1000+ EDQ over the 12k threshold. This year (2019) - I will get most probably 13500+ EQD's based on what I have already. So how does this work?

2) I have also an itinearary which is mainly AA code-share (AA ticket stock) - but I have no idea how much precisely is the EQD from that ticket (~1500 USD with tax). Do I just check my ticket price and remove all aux. taxes to get the EQD?

For me the main reason to stick with AA is the lower redemption cost and also try to achieve 2MM (still quite need ~ 500k) for the coming years.. But if they keep increasing the requirements to such ridiculous level with not so much benefit improvement (now that they open the Flagship Lounge to basically a free for all and keep Flagship dining to pure F flyers) I am will easily switch to BA (which I fly more often than AA these days).

Cheers!

rens Jan 14, 19 8:06 am

The rolling EQD is used to determine upgrade priority. Status qualification is based on calendar year EQD only.
You might want to remember that BA flites can be credited to AA to earn miles and EQD. The several BA flites in J you intend may likely give you the extra AAEQD that your plans lack bow.

rens Jan 14, 19 8:34 am


Originally Posted by Anns76 (Post 30650535)
Hello everyone, I have a question. I am doing the AA challenge and I booked my ticket with AA but the flight is a BA plane. I am flying Premium economy (which is BA World Traveler +). My question is if I decide to buy a day of flight upgrade to BA business how will my EQD be calculated. The reason why I ask is because I bought my ticket with AA so AA calculates it buy how much I spent not including taxes and if I pay for a day of upgrade with BA then they calculate it my 25% of the miles flown, I think.

Thanks

What matters in AA mileage calculations is the airline code on the flight number, not who sold the ticket. So check that first. However, if AA sold the ticket it is likely, but not certain, that an AA flite number was used. So AA will normally use the fare method to calculate EQD. Normally AA does not include upgrades that are purchased day of flight in the calculation.
One unknown in this situation is if the upgrade purchase will result in a BA flight code or if the ticket reissue will result in AA using the missing information method, in which case the percentage will apply.
You may want to check the terms and conditions of your challenge closely. Some challenges have required that the flights be AA marketed and operated.

JDiver Jan 14, 19 9:04 am


Originally Posted by rens (Post 30652830)
What matters in AA mileage calculations is the airline code on the flight number, not who sold the ticket. So check that first. However, if AA sold the ticket it is likely, but not certain, that an AA flite number was used. So AA will normally use the fare method to calculate EQD. Normally AA does not include upgrades that are purchased day of flight in the calculation.
One unknown in this situation is if the upgrade purchase will result in a BA flight code or if the ticket reissue will result in AA using the missing information method, in which case the percentage will apply.
You may want to check the terms and conditions of your challenge closely. Some challenges have required that the flights be AA marketed and operated.

Yep. Which airline’ ticket stock is essentially meaningless. Who markets the flight is important to earnings.

Most challenges allow JBV airlines (AA, AY, BA, IB, JL), so reviewing the T & CSU’s is important.

nldogbert Jan 14, 19 10:06 am


Originally Posted by rens (Post 30652736)
The rolling EQD is used to determine upgrade priority. Status qualification is based on calendar year EQD only.
You might want to remember that BA flites can be credited to AA to earn miles and EQD. The several BA flites in J you intend may likely give you the extra AAEQD that your plans lack bow.

Hi,
Thanks, yes I do understand and I've already calculated the BA flights (BA number and operated) with the new EQD earnings but I am still coming out short. OK, that's what I suspected about the Rolling EQD's meaning.

I did not take into account my other flights which are AA-coded but operated by AY and AA itself into this calculation because I am not sure how this is calculated for EQD (as per my original post). Therefore help on this part would help. Tried to understand the example on the AA site - but I am still doubting if I understood it correctly. If I have a ticket of 1500 Euros - 900 Euros base fare and the rest auxilliaries, does this mean that only 900 Euro's (converted into USD) is used as EQD?

Off hand, am really so pi$$*d with AA for increasing the EQD's absurdly high without increasing the benefits.

Cheers!

Reetmafreen Jan 14, 19 6:55 pm


Originally Posted by nldogbert (Post 30653242)
Hi,
Thanks, yes I do understand and I've already calculated the BA flights (BA number and operated) with the new EQD earnings but I am still coming out short. OK, that's what I suspected about the Rolling EQD's meaning.

I did not take into account my other flights which are AA-coded but operated by AY and AA itself into this calculation because I am not sure how this is calculated for EQD (as per my original post). Therefore help on this part would help. Tried to understand the example on the AA site - but I am still doubting if I understood it correctly. If I have a ticket of 1500 Euros - 900 Euros base fare and the rest auxilliaries, does this mean that only 900 Euro's (converted into USD) is used as EQD?

Off hand, am really so pi$$*d with AA for increasing the EQD's absurdly high without increasing the benefits.

Cheers!

any carrier imposed fees do count towards the EQD total. Taxes and govt. fees do not count.

Bradhattan Jan 14, 19 7:58 pm


Originally Posted by JDiver (Post 30650587)
I might call and do this, IMO. No charge to redeposit the cancelled awards either way.

Thanks for your assistance JDiver....called and they were able to swap bookings and cancel the original fight....no need to redeposit and refund and rebook!!! Took 10 minutes tops!

SussexFly Jan 15, 19 1:12 pm

Flying LIR-MIA tomorrow afternoon and I am unable to check in, the app tells me to check in at the airport.

Is anyone aware of any particular reason for this?
do LIR not take mobile boarding passes, or are me and my partner both subject to additional screening?

JJeffrey Jan 15, 19 1:49 pm


Originally Posted by SussexFly (Post 30658443)
Flying LIR-MIA tomorrow afternoon and I am unable to check in, the app tells me to check in at the airport.

Is anyone aware of any particular reason for this?
do LIR not take mobile boarding passes, or are me and my partner both subject to additional screening?

When flying to the US I find that online check-in only works maybe 20% of the time, usually additional doc/passport verification, no reason to be worried.


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