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

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

Old Oct 25, 16, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by PolarRoute View Post
Right. It has been a while since you were let down slowly. Now it is "what have you done for me lately?" The AA FF program has certainly gone that way.
As have all programs.

There is no way to use the 500 mile stickers as a non-elite correct?
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Old Oct 25, 16, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by inpd View Post
As have all programs.

There is no way to use the 500 mile stickers as a non-elite correct?
IIRC, non-elites can theoretically use them on full-fare tickets.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by PlatinumScum View Post
IIRC, non-elites can theoretically use them on full-fare tickets.
That was discontinued quite some time ago.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 10:51 am
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Just make sure your account doesn't go completely dormant due to inactivity, in which case everything gets wiped out.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 11:12 am
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I'm glad the OP asked. I was Gold last year and had one sticker leftover. I noticed it has stayed in my account (while I went down to Nothing). So, good to hear that it will be useful after December when I will qualify for Gold again.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by inpd View Post
As have all programs.

There is no way to use the 500 mile stickers as a non-elite correct?
I believe that if you are travelling on the same PNR with an elite AA person, the upgrade can be taken from your account.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 12:59 pm
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Soft landing

Wow didn't know it ended. lol. I just kept qualifying but good to know! Thanks everyone.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by apeortdz View Post
I believe that if you are travelling on the same PNR with an elite AA person, the upgrade can be taken from your account.
Incorrect,
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Old Oct 25, 16, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by beachfan View Post
Incorrect,
It used to be possible but the current T&C say:
"AAdvantage elite status members may upgrade one companion traveling on the same flight using 500-mile upgrades from their own account as payment."
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Old Nov 15, 16, 5:20 am
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AA 500-miles upgrade on JFK-lax business to first?

I am aa platinum, and I have sixteen 500- mile upgrade to burn. I am planning jfk-lax with one companion in paid business class. Does 500-mile upgrade work from lowest paid business class to first class on such high-demand route? and what's the chance to clear for both of us (only I am platinum) for a Monday-7pm flight JFK-lax in next August....???

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Old Nov 15, 16, 5:27 am
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500-mile upgrades are only available from Economy to the next higher cabin, so unfortunately your chances are zero unless you spring for miles+money.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by discoverCSG View Post
500-mile upgrades are only available from Economy to the next higher cabin, so unfortunately your chances are zero unless you spring for miles+money.
SWUs can also be used, either earned from million miler activity or given (freely) by someone else.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 12:31 pm
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Short 1 500 mile sticker

My balance says 3 stickers on the AA web app but 4 on the main website. Anyway I'm flying phx-dtw Thursday and on the app I clicked the "request upgrade" button. I didn't buy another cert because 1. I rarely get upgraded on a long haul as a plat and don't want to throw away $40 2. I can't tell if I really have 3 or 4 total balance and 3. I'll be EXP after this flight.

What happens if I do clear Thursday? Will the gate agent be asking for $40? I'll gladly pay it of course if I clear.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 12:39 pm
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Good Luck!!

Contemplating the same type of situation myself as I too will be traveling on Thanksgiving as well. Happy with my window A321 exit row seat 23A (no seat in front of me) at the moment.
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Old Nov 21, 16, 12:55 pm
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Wish I could give you one. I have 3 and will never have status so AA has been sitting on my money for years.
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