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What exactly are the benefits of a "corporate itinerary?"

Old Nov 29, 20, 12:35 pm
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What exactly are the benefits of a "corporate itinerary?"

Pre-Covid, my AA account was linked to my corporate booking tool, so when I book travel on AA, it is labeled a "corporate itinerary." Since work travel is dead for awhile, is there any benefit to this link? Prices seem the same.

Any benefits I am missing?
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Old Nov 29, 20, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by AsiaTravel2019 View Post
Pre-Covid, my AA account was linked to my corporate booking tool, so when I book travel on AA, it is labeled a "corporate itinerary." Since work travel is dead for awhile, is there any benefit to this link? Prices seem the same.

Any benefits I am missing?
For you, the only benefit are corporate fares. If you're not getting any difference in fares, there's no benefit. I'm still seeing a decent discount on the routes I'm flying for personal reasons.
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Old Nov 29, 20, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by potus18 View Post
For you, the only benefit are corporate fares. If you're not getting any difference in fares, there's no benefit. I'm still seeing a decent discount on the routes I'm flying for personal reasons.
Thank you for that. I will keep an eye on the fare differences. Might be worth it!
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Old Nov 29, 20, 8:51 pm
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You also should get luxurious Group 4 boarding; AA lists it for eligible corporate travelers on their boarding order page.

(Not that it helps if you have status)
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Old Nov 29, 20, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by VFR View Post
You also should get luxurious Group 4 boarding; AA lists it for eligible corporate travelers on their boarding order page.

(Not that it helps if you have status)
LOL! Good to know. As an ExPlat, there is the early boarding. But good to know.
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Old Nov 29, 20, 10:11 pm
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Kind of obscure, but corporate bookings now allow free name changes ex I was going to have John Doe go represent me at a conference but he has covid now, so Jane Smith will go in Johnís place on the same ticket.
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Old Nov 29, 20, 11:53 pm
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My companyís contract also includes extra-fee non-MCE preferred seats. Years ago it included MCE as well, but that changed a while back when they trimmed down who could access MCE.
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Old Nov 30, 20, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by BWISkyGuy View Post
My company’s contract also includes extra-fee non-MCE preferred seats. Years ago it included MCE as well, but that changed a while back when they trimmed down who could access MCE.
What is the benefit in offering extra fee MCE seats in a contract?
Were the rates better than paying the normal MCE upgrade fee?
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Old Nov 30, 20, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
What is the benefit in offering extra fee MCE seats in a contract?
Were the rates better than paying the normal MCE upgrade fee?
I think he means some seating options which would normally incur an extra fee are included for the corp bookings. My wife and I have both worked for large employers who have this benefit... for me it didnít matter since I was EXP anyway, but after booking through Concur she can pull up her reservation on seatselect.aa.com and choose a preferred seat. No MCE, just the preferred seats.
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Old Nov 30, 20, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by VFR View Post
You also should get luxurious Group 4 boarding; AA lists it for eligible corporate travelers on their boarding order page.

(Not that it helps if you have status)
It must depend on the corporate contract.

My company gets confirmed MCE seats at booking, and I think a higher boarding group, but I'm not sure sure which. I've always had status, so my status benefits outweigh the corporate benefits.
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Old Dec 1, 20, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
I think he means some seating options which would normally incur an extra fee are included for the corp bookings. My wife and I have both worked for large employers who have this benefit... for me it didnít matter since I was EXP anyway, but after booking through Concur she can pull up her reservation on seatselect.aa.com and choose a preferred seat. No MCE, just the preferred seats.
Thatís exactly what I meant... Sorry I didnít word that clearer, folks.
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Old Dec 1, 20, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by AsiaTravel2019 View Post
LOL! Good to know. As an ExPlat, there is the early boarding. But good to know.
You are still welcome to board with Group 4 if you would like.
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