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Business class upgrade, but all planes on itinerary have only 1st and Main Cabin?

Old Jan 18, 20, 3:57 pm
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Business class upgrade, but all planes on itinerary have only 1st and Main Cabin?

Received offer on AA app to bump up my MCE seats to business.

Does "business" imply "first class" in this case?

Planes are CRJ and 737-800.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ibs_traveller View Post
Received offer on AA app to bump up my MCE seats to business.

Does "business" imply "first class" in this case?

Planes are CRJ and 737-800.
Correct! The only instances when there is a true "first" cabin on American would be found on Boeing 77W (300) or Airbus 321T trans-cons.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ibs_traveller View Post
Received offer on AA app to bump up my MCE seats to business.

Does "business" imply "first class" in this case?

Planes are CRJ and 737-800.
Yes. They still call the front cabin "First" but they have been marketing it as business for some time now.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ibs_traveller View Post
Received offer on AA app to bump up my MCE seats to business.

Does "business" imply "first class" in this case?

Planes are CRJ and 737-800.
What market? Domestic or international?
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Old Jan 18, 20, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by USFlyerUS View Post
What market? Domestic or international?
The two domestic 100hr complimentary upgrades that came through for me today describe it "Business".
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Old Jan 18, 20, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by deeruck View Post
The two domestic 100hr complimentary upgrades that came through for me today describe it "Business".
I thought AA fixed that. That was happening to me a few months ago, but two upgrades I got for flights this Monday and Tuesday are showing as "First" (one on a CR7, one on a CR9).
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Old Jan 18, 20, 7:18 pm
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The ONLY time there is a difference between first and business when flying AA is if you’re on the 777-300ER. Otherwise, for all intents and purposes, they’re interchangeable.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
The ONLY time there is a difference between first and business when flying AA is if you’re on the 777-300ER. Otherwise, for all intents and purposes, they’re interchangeable.
And A321T.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by USFlyerUS View Post
And A321T.
D’oh! Of course.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by deeruck View Post
The two domestic 100hr complimentary upgrades that came through for me today describe it "Business".

100 hr complimentary upgrades???? Seriously? Well, this helps me understand why it's becoming very challenging to purchase a last minute (or even 2 days before) Business/First seat.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes View Post
100 hr complimentary upgrades???? Seriously? Well, this helps me understand why it's becoming very challenging to purchase a last minute (or even 2 days before) Business/First seat.
??? The 100/72/48/24 hr upgrades are one of the most common things discussed on the forum plus prominently advertised by AA. They only clear within those times when certain opaque criteria are met (I.e, an empty seat doesn't necessarily go to an upgrade at the beginning of those windows, etc.). You probably aren't able to purchase a last minute seat because others have done so before you as much as because of an upgrade.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat View Post
??? The 100/72/48/24 hr upgrades are one of the most common things discussed on the forum plus prominently advertised by AA. They only clear within those times when certain opaque criteria are met (I.e, an empty seat doesn't necessarily go to an upgrade at the beginning of those windows, etc.). You probably aren't able to purchase a last minute seat because others have done so before you as much as because of an upgrade.
I was familiar with the increased opportunities being offered to "buy-up" an upgrade --- but somehow missed that "complimentary" upgrades were being given out, like free candy! and potentially four days before. Only buy front cabin tickets domestically, it is too hard for me to fly these days otherwise, so probably overlooked any related advertisements. Good to know in any case.

Do think it plays into the increasing challenge I've experienced with tickets 1-3 days out though. It's been a noticeable difference to me since last summer.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes View Post
Do think it plays into the increasing challenge I've experienced with tickets 1-3 days out though. It's been a noticeable difference to me since last summer.
??

AA has cleared 100-hour upgrades for EXPs for literally decades. Nothing new here.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 1:28 pm
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Its not given out like free candy. Its only given for flights that have high unsold inventory in the first class and given to those folks who have been extremely loyal to AA by flying 100K EQMs / 100 Segments with a $15K spend the previous year.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
??

AA has cleared 100-hour upgrades for EXPs for literally decades. Nothing new here.
And I believe CKs get a 120 hour window since they became an official elite level - even if invite only.
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