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ARCHIVE: 2016 Sticker" / 500-mile & EXP "UDU" Complimentary Upgrade Policy / FAQ

Old Mar 4, 16, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by oysterhead43 View Post
Is that published somewhere, JonNYC? I asked the Twitter team via DM a few times and they insisted fare isn't considered.
See here (under step 2): http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/el...desContent.jsp
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Old Mar 4, 16, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by oysterhead43 View Post
Is that published somewhere, JonNYC? I asked the Twitter team via DM a few times and they insisted fare isn't considered.
There not as informed as I am.
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Old Mar 4, 16, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by oysterhead43 View Post
Is that published somewhere, JonNYC? I asked the Twitter team via DM a few times and they insisted fare isn't considered.
Did you specifically ask them if Y & B had priority over all other coach fares within elite groups?

Technically, you could argue that fare "class" as a whole isn't prioritized/considered, even though that's not 100% true. So when you ask "does fare class matter?", the default answer might be "no".

I would imagine they get a lot of people from other carriers thinking that upgrades should be prioritized by fare class (and thus are confused by AA's system), and 99% of the time on AA the determination is made by status and request time.
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Old Mar 4, 16, 8:01 pm
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Got it : "Fares booked in Y and B are confirmed within each status level first, followed by all other fares."

Don't think I've even very bought full fare Y but good to know!
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Old Mar 5, 16, 4:11 am
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Help!

Have a question:

I'm AA Platinum. I recently booked myself a flight from JFK>CLT>IAH and have Requested 500-mile sticker upgrades.

Now, one family member has decided to join me on this same flight. Once their flight is ticketed, can I request for our reservations to be linked or for him to be added as my 1+ for the upgrade list?
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Old Mar 5, 16, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by CodeAdam10 View Post
Help!

Have a question:

I'm AA Platinum. I recently booked myself a flight from JFK>CLT>IAH and have Requested 500-mile sticker upgrades.

Now, one family member has decided to join me on this same flight. Once their flight is ticketed, can I request for our reservations to be linked or for him to be added as my 1+ for the upgrade list?
Yes, but you can"t do it online. Call the PLT reservations number. Or once at the airport, a GA can do it for you.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by swag View Post
Yes, but you can"t do it online. Call the PLT reservations number. Or once at the airport, a GA can do it for you.
Awesome!! Thank you swag

Is this a common / simple request or should I expect to call more than once until finding the right agent?
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Old Mar 5, 16, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by CodeAdam10 View Post
Awesome!! Thank you swag

Is this a common / simple request or should I expect to call more than once until finding the right agent?
If you get an agent that can't do it, (s)he truly is incompetent. It's a fairly simple request, expect it to be easily done by the agent, no worries.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 5:00 pm
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NOTE: Discussion of incremental 500 mile upgrade "stickers" has been in

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...2015-16-a.html.

Posts discussing that issue have been moved to that thread; please continue discussion there.

Thank you,

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Old Mar 12, 16, 8:54 am
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Upgrade clearing on through flight?

I'm on MCO-DFW-LAX later this week. Same flight number but it changes from a 737 to a 767 at DFW.

How are upgrades cleared? Will it only clear if BOTH segments have space or will it clear segment by segment?

Thanks! LW
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Old Mar 12, 16, 10:09 am
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Since the flight # is the same, unless something has changed, you'll need both segments available and you being next on the list to clear.
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Old Mar 12, 16, 11:39 am
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Upgrade process.. can someone explain?

I realize this is probably a dumb question but AA's upgrade process still sort of confuses me coming over from a relatively simple US program.

I travel a lot with my wife and I am a plat and she is a gold.

I put in for upgrade last week and my name was called but I noticed my wifes name was still 5 people down on the screen.

I was under the impression that one companion would upgrade with me but they said this is not the case, however on the site it still seems to suggest that.. so i let the upgrade go.

Question is.. is it only that she would upgrade with me if she beat out others upgrading or she and I were the only ones? Seems silly to say that a companion upgrades with you then.. if that is the case.
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Old Mar 12, 16, 11:59 am
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I travel with my husband who is gold all the time. You need to have the check in agent apply your ff# to your wife's to indicate she is your companion and not just another elite vying on her own. IME the stickers can get tricky, but the upgrades follow my priority.
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Old Mar 12, 16, 12:23 pm
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Was this for domestic or international?
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Old Mar 15, 16, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by no1cub17 View Post
Was this for domestic or international?
Domestic...
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